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Pilates Anatomy

Author : Rael Isacowitz
ISBN : 9781492592532
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Take a detailed look at your Pilates practice with the superbly illustrated exercises in Pilates Anatomy, Second Edition. Choose from 46 exercises to target a particular body region and delve deeper to stretch, strengthen, and finely coordinate specific muscles. See which key muscles are activated, how variations and minor adjustments can influence effectiveness, and how breathing, alignment, and movement are all fundamentally linked as you work to tone the body, stabilize the core, improve balance, and increase flexibility. Use the Personalize Your Practice section for each exercise to vary your practice and customize your workouts to fit your needs. Here you’ll find modifications to make each exercise more accessible when there are limitations such as tight hamstrings or underdeveloped core strength. Variations provide variety, and progressions are offered to add more challenge to each exercise and serve as valuable stepping stones on your journey to more advanced Pilates exercise. Also included are techniques for breathing, concentration, and self-awareness, providing a unique exercise experience that enhances your body and your mind. Whether you are just beginning to explore the beauty and benefits of Pilates or have been practicing for years, Pilates Anatomy is a one-of-a-kind resource that you’ll refer to again and again. CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. Pilates Anatomy, Second Edition Online CE Exam, may be purchased separately or as part of the Pilates Anatomy, Second Edition With CE Exam, package that includes both the book and the exam.
Category: Health & Fitness

Pilates Anatomy

Author : Abby Ellsworth
ISBN : 9781607105060
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Let's flex! Discover Pilates--from the inside out--in this innovative reference book featuring exercises and workouts for every level. Madonna does it. Jennifer Aniston does it. And so do plenty of pro football players. These days, it seems like everyone is doing pilates, a form of exercise that strengthens core muscle groups for a lean, toned body. Whether you're already a pilates devotee, or a couch potato who's ready to reform, Pilates Anatomy is for you! * Written and developed by a renowned pilates instructor, Pilates Anatomy is designed to be a thorough guide for every level--from beginner to advanced. * This unique book aims to teach more than just different exercises. Detailed anatomical illustrations teach readers all about muscle mechanics and how their bodies work to encourage safe, injury-free workouts. To help reinforce students' understanding, this book also features reference sections on pilates terminology and a glossary of muscles. * Discover how “chicken wings,” “tiny steps,” and “the corkscrew” can help you create a long, lean, strong body. Readers can choose from a comprehensive list of individual pilates exercises designed for every level of practice. * In addition to individual movements, this amazing book also includes a series of challenging workouts featuring both mats and props for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students. * Discover powerhouse sales! Interest in pilates continues to grow--there are over 15 million people who regularly practice pilates, and many more who would like to try this method of exercise. * Includes poster of pilates techniques and muscle systems.
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Pilates Anatomy Workbook

Author : Michael Robinson-Hart
ISBN : 9798626291988
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Worried about failing an anatomy exam? Are you struggling to remember the location of body parts? Are you confused by anatomical terminology? The Pilates anatomy workbook will help you to build a solid foundation on which to learn anatomy and physiology by: Promoting understanding over memorising anatomical concepts; Building links between new knowledge and pre-existing knowledge; Providing regular assessment for early identification of gaps in knowledge. Michael Robinson-Hart is a qualified Pilates instructor, Sun Power Yoga teacher, sports therapist, Thai massage therapist, and lecturer in the lifelong learning sector. Michael received his Doctorate in Mathematics from the University of Leicester. Previously, as a maths lecturer, he found that the students struggling always had gaps in their knowledge. Once these gaps were addressed, the students were able to excel. Michael applies the same logical approach to teaching anatomy. Students make better progress when they have a solid foundation for their learning and understand the language used to discuss anatomy.

Healing Pilates

Author : Ellena Ivanov
ISBN : 1515137406
Genre : Pilates method
File Size : 84.37 MB
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***SECOND EDITION*** SPECIAL & LIMITED TIME OFFER!!! Free BONUS inside! (Right After Conclusion) - Get limited time offer, Get your BONUS right NOW! This #1 Best Selling Critically Acclaimed Book is now available Globally on Amazon - Download it Now! Do you want to strengthen, lengthen, and sculpt your muscles? Are you in need of losing weight? Can you use help with stubborn belly fat? Would you like to do movements that would help with body aches and pains? If you can say "yes" to even one of these questions, then Healing Pilates is the book for you! In this book by Ellena Ivanov you will learn several benefits and factors on practicing Pilates. Introduced by Joseph H. Pilates, Pilates (Originally called "Contrology") is a term used for an exclusive classification of strengthening, stabilizing and stretching exercises. Pilates is the art of highly controlled and calculated movements, which will have a feeling of a workout rather than some imposed kind of therapy. Pilates retains the ability to aid in getting, through constant practicing, flexibility, control, strength, develops control and endurance in the entire body and posture. In this book, you will learn several reasons that your body is in need of trimming and would benefit from Pilates, such as the same old tiresome routines, decreased immunity levels, reliance on technology as a big cut to physical activity and being overweight that denotes social humiliation. Healing Pilates delves into the history of Pilates and talks about the Return to Life through Contrology (the combination of Control and Logia that Joseph Pilates writes about). The mechanical aspects of Pilates are body alignment, stretching and an increased core strength. With Pilates, you may also want to use "apparatus" or accessories and equipment to further your experience. Some of the types of equipment mentioned in this book include Pedi-Pole, Wunda Chair, Cadillac, High "Electric" Chair, Ladder, Barrel and Spine Corrector and the most famous being the Reformer. Some of the benefits of using Pilates is for weight loss, for aiding in dance, during pregnancy, to reduce belly fat, for back pain and to improve ab development. Pilates is an absolute synchronization and dexterity of soul, mind and body. Some of the principles of Pilates are concentration, control, centering, and flow of movement, precision, breathing and power house (human body as a system of harmonized organs). This book will also show you a comparative analysis between the practices of Pilates and Yoga so that you can make an informed decision on which method is best for you. Healing Pilates also has a section on precautionary measures. If you want to get your body in better shape while improving your overall health and mind set, then Pilates is for you. This #1 Best Selling Critically Acclaimed Book is now available Globally on Amazon - Download it Now! Download your copy TODAY!
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The Anatomy Of Pilates

Author : Paul Massey
ISBN : 9781556437809
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Created by Joseph Pilates during the early 20th century, Pilates is used by millions today to improve their physical and mental well-being. Much of its appeal lies in its simple, low-impact approach, which is ideal for injury prevention, rehabilitation, and general physical health. Based on a series of precise movements and the employment of equipment such as rubber balls and exercise bands, Pilates emphasizes concentration, control, alignment, core stability, and proper breathing. The Anatomy of Pilates shows what actually happens to the body’s muscles and joints during Pilates exercises. Each two-page spread features detailed anatomical illustrations of an exercise (with muscle actions highlighted in red), a detailed description of the exercise and its objectives, the particular breathing pattern to be used, a list of the specific muscles being worked, visualization techniques, complementary exercises, and more. The Anatomy of Pilates is an accessible, authoritative guide for current and prospective teachers of Pilates, practitioners at all skill levels, physical therapists, and other health professionals.
Category: Health & Fitness

Functional Anatomy Of The Pilates Core

Author : Evan Osar
ISBN : 9781623170028
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 79.68 MB
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This book is the first to illustrate the essential connection between the functional anatomy of the body’s core and its application during Pilates’ fundamental core exercises. Focusing on the inherent potential of the human body to stabilize and move, Dr. Evan Osar and Marylee Bussard combine the most current research around core stabilization with six fundamental Pilates principles to offer simple, easy-to-use strategies for relieving discomfort and improving pain-free movement. With more than 290 full-color illustrations, Functional Anatomy of the Pilates Core provides both Pilates practitioners and professional teachers with a comprehensive understanding of how the core functions and how stabilization helps promote health and proper movement patterns through the development of balanced muscles, joint alignment, and core control. The authors apply current research on neuroplasticity, the brain's capacity to reorganize itself by developing new neuronal connections, and on the function of fascia, the matrix-like connective tissue of the body, to explain the six fundamental principles of Pilates—Centering, Concentration, Control, Precision, Breath, and Flow. They show how to avoid muscle imbalances, chronic tightness, and pain by incorporating the principles of functional anatomy during exercise. Readers learn how to: • Achieve the alignment, breathing, and control required for developing optimal posture and movement • Alleviate non-optimal habits that relate to common postural dysfunction, muscle imbalances, and chronic tightness • Integrate the fundamental Pilates exercises in order to develop a more stable core and eliminate the risks of common injuries while accomplishing one’s health and fitness goals From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Author : Rael Isacowitz
ISBN : 9781492584377
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 75.49 MB
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The most acclaimed, comprehensive guide on Pilates is now updated, expanded, and better than ever! In this second edition, world-renowned Pilates expert Rael Isacowitz shows you the same repertoire that he has used to train multiple Olympians as well as an elite group of professional instructors who work with celebrities and athletes around the world. Starting with the foundation for all the exercises, Pilates presents an in-depth treatment of mat work, including photos, imagery cues, and detailed instruction on breathing to help you perform the movements correctly. The mat work in this edition is organized according to a mat-specific version of the comprehensive BASI Block System used for the apparatus work. This arrangement enhances understanding of the expansive repertoire and provides the tools for creating personalized mat routines. A unique set of challenging exercise sequences is offered to facilitate performing the movements in one continuous, flowing motion. After the mat work, where most books stop entirely, Pilates goes on to apply the same depth of instruction and photos to the full range of Pilates apparatus: • Reformer • Cadillac • Wunda chair • Step and ladder barrels • Ped-a-pul • Arm chair • Magic circle The complete repertoire includes a purposeful grouping of exercises into blocks that work all regions of the body and progress from the fundamental level through the intermediate and advanced levels to challenge you at all stages of Pilates development. With more than 200 exercises and more than 50 variations, Pilates is the most comprehensive guide available on the method. As a contemporary approach to the work of Joseph Pilates, this is the one book you need in order to improve your balance, concentration, coordination, posture, muscle tone, core strength, and flexibility—in short, your well-being.
Category: Health & Fitness

Anatomy Of Fitness Pilates

Author : Isabel Eisen
ISBN : 1743087373
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 66.13 MB
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Pilates is a rewarding and invigorating exercise program that can increase overall fitness, build core strength and improve performance. Anatomy of Fitness: Pilates features a complete DVD yoga program and 64-page book that will show you how to improve your physical stability, strength, and flexibility while keeping your body and mind aligned.
Category: Health & Fitness