Your hip flexors might be taking over your abdominal exercises. Learn to use Pilates to increase the power of your abdominal exercises by staying out of your hip flexors.
Pilates exercise, the roll over, is full of potential as a stretch for the back and hamstrings, a full abdominal workout, and a way to practice your Pilates principles. Get tips on how to do the Pilates roll over exercise fully.
Developed by Eric Franklin, the Franklin Method is a way of using imagery to improve posture and the way we move and align our bodies.
Inner thigh exercises can help you or be a waste of time. Learn how to use inner thigh exercises effectively.
This interview with yoga and Pilates instructor Wendy LeBlanc-Arbuckle goes in depth about how to support your posture by allowing your body to respond to gravity and activating the domes of uplift. This is dynamic posture at its best.
Here are 5 ways to improve your upper body workout with Pilates. These exercises help increase tone and flexibility in the shoulders, arms, and back.
The Pilates breathing method, lateral breathing, will help you breathe deeply even when your abdominals are pulled in.
Be sure that you are getting all you should from your Pilates training. Here are 6 questions about your workouts that will help you evaluate your Pilates training.
Diaphragmatic breathing teaches us to breathe deeply, with control. Deep breathing is an important part of Pilates exercise. Here are free sample Pilates exercise instructions for diaphragmatic breathing.
Learn about the many benefits of deep breathing. This article is about how deep breathing is used in Pilates exercise and includes info on deep breathing exercises.
The latissimus dorsi muscle is the widest muscle on the back though it mostly acts as a shoulder muscle. Learn about lat exercises and how the latissimus move the arms and torso.
Learn to make your abs workouts more effective. Here are 5 important tips on how to get healthy flat abs. Includes lots of sample Pilates exercises for abdominal muscles and core training.
Learn about the psoas muscle. The psoas is an important core muscle that is often blamed for low back pain. Find out more about the psoas and how to avoid psoas muscle pain.
Pilates creates long, strong muscles by using eccentric contractions of the muscles. Learn about eccentric muscle contractions and how they are used in Pilates.
Good posture and effective exercise technique depend on good leg alignment. Learn a basic leg position we use in Pilates and other exercises for leg alignment training.