How to get the perfect shape
The founder of Pilates for Athletes is German-American Joseph Pilates believed that it is necessary to treat the body not with drugs, but with exercises. He developed a system of exercises, that has saved him from death during the First World War. Throughout his life, Joseph Pilates dedicated to one purpose - to show people the way to "active" life and real health. It is no coincidence, that Pilates is extraordinarily effective to maintain a beautiful, toned figure and as rehabilitation after various injuries, diseases of the joints and spine, stress, in the treatment of "chronic fatigue" and "burnout" syndromes. Pilates has no age restrictions. Even children and pregnant women can be engaged in this activity.
For a long time method of Joseph Pilates has been popular among ballet dancers. Hollywood opened Pilates in the early 80s of the last century, when the United States started a real boom in the beautiful and toned body. Pilates in this sense has become an excellent alternative to the traditional philosophy of the sport when it was impossible to achieve result without pain. In Pilates is equally important physical effort and movement of the mind. Man must learn to listen and understand his body, but in this case the training will be useful and enjoyable. To facilitate training, Joseph Pilates invented special devices and simulators.
Joseph Pilates claimed that "if your spine does not bend when you are 30 - then you are old". Curvature of the spine has some serious consequences: the ugly posture, aching joints, limited access of oxygen to the internal organs. As a result, you will get impaired metabolism, toxins, extra pounds, cellulite. "Pulling" the body and breathing exercises - the basis of Pilates for Athletes. The focus here is on stretching the spine and balanced development of the whole body without excessive pressure on the joints. Result: increases blood circulation, improved metabolism, burn calories and good overall health condition, toned body.
Yet Freud discovered a direct relationship of disease from nervous tension. Constant stress, fatigue, lack of sleep , " concentrated " in the neck and shoulders, cause muscle tension and bad blood flow. People, experiencing constant stress, constantly suffer from headaches, frequent illnesses. Pilates gives ease of body and regains health. Pilates teaches relaxation, proper breathing, relieves tension and pain in muscles and joints and is a truly unique tool for psychological self-help. With Pilates exercises we can learn to control and protect ourselves from immediate anxiety and stress.
Pilates - a new fashion trend, aimed at weight loss and muscle stretching of the body.Recently Pilates for Athletes became popular together with Bodyflex. For ladies, it has become a problem of choice, because due to ignorance they do not see the difference between the two sets of exercises. Today we consider the features of Pilates for Athletes and women.
And we will call at least 10 reasons why you should do Pilates.
1. Pilates does not impose limits. Anyone can engage in it regardless of age, weight and lack of any athletic training.
The advantages of this method are to strengthen the musculoskeletal system ( joints, muscles, ligaments unit), especially abdominal, improving coordination, reducing back pain if any, correct breathing stereotype formation with minimal load on the spine. Pilates for Athletes can be used for people of any gender, age, and with a few restrictions (e.g. minimum stretching) during normal pregnancy and after childbirth.
For some reason, a lot of people around the world believe that Pilates - physical activity, designed exclusively for women. When one of the men sheepishly says that he is doing, he immediately catches glances on himself. Meanwhile, Pilates is a complex exercise, which was invented by a man and very often it instructors are also representatives of the stronger sex. Pilates helps men too become more healthy.