Pilates for back pain: 8 effective Pilates back exercises to strengthen your back
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by Ruth Smith
1M ago
You often hear medical practitioners and fitness professionals talk about the core to help you with your posture and relieve back pain. However, the spine and muscles around the back, play a huge role in supporting you! We’ve compiled a list of 8 effective Pilates back exercises you can do at home. We’ll be focusing on both lower back Pilates exercises and upper back Pilates exercises so you can ensure you’re working the entire back as a whole. It is really important to think of the back as a whole as lots of the major muscles cross the upper back and lower back! This means you cannot separa ..read more
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Pilates For Hip Pain: 4 Pilates Exercises for Hips
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by complpilates
1M ago
Do you experience hip pain? Our hip joints do a lot for us every day. Not only do they help us simply move about, but they also help us carry out more dynamic activities such as running, playing sports and moving explosively through HIIT classes. This means that the hip joints can experience a lot of load and impact. If our hip joints and the surrounding tissues aren’t able to cope with the load we expose them to, this can lead to pain and dysfunction. The hip joint is a very stable and strong joint and is known as a ball-and-socket joint (the top of the thigh bone is shaped like a ball and ..read more
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Pilates Exercises for Sciatica Pain: How Pilates can help relieve Sciatica
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by complpilates
1M ago
Are you wondering what sciatica is? Or whether the pain you’re currently experiencing is sciatica? In this article we discuss what sciatica is, the common causes and Pilates exercises for sciatica pain so you reduce and prevent recurrent sciatica symptoms. What is Sciatica? Sciatica refers to pain that is localised along your sciatic nerve. Rather than being a diagnosis it is a description of the symptoms. What is sciatica pain like? Sciatic pain comes in various forms and degrees but usually feels like a constant burning or shooting sensation down the back of the leg. The sciatic nerve is o ..read more
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Pilates for legs – 9 effective Pilates leg exercises you can do at home!
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by Ruth Smith
2M ago
When you think of leg day, do you just think of being in the gym and squatting weight? Have you ever considered Pilates leg exercises that you can do at home? Doing leg exercises at home, is a really easy way to start building leg strength, and doesn’t require lots of heavy lifting! Starting with bodyweight exercises, you can make sure that you move well and master the techniques. You can then add weights and resistance bands to most of the moves to challenge you further. A major function of the legs is to support the weight of your body with minimal energy expenditure. You have probably hea ..read more
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Pilates vs Gym: The Difference Between Pilates And Gym Weight Training
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by complpilates
3M ago
Is Pilates better than the gym? What is the difference between Pilates and gym? We get asked these questions a lot here at Complete Pilates, the main thing to emphasise is that any form of exercise is good, be it working out in the gym or doing Pilates. Variety of exercise is key to help build a functional healthy body and avoid injury. In this article we will be discussing: What is the difference between Pilates and a workout? How can Pilates complement your gym regime? The benefits of Pilates for gym goers 4 Pilates exercises to support gym training What is the difference between Pilates ..read more
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Is Pilates Good For Osteoarthritis? Pilates for Arthritis
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by Ruth Smith
3M ago
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in the UK and affects over 10 million people. We see a lot of patients in the Pilates studio who suffer with symptoms from osteoarthritis. But is Pilates good for Arthritis? This blog is about osteoarthritis and how Pilates can be beneficial. This blog is about osteoarthritis and how Pilates can be beneficial. What is osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is a condition that causes the joints to become painful and stiff. The severity and symptoms of arthritis can vary greatly from person to person and even between different joints in one person ..read more
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What are the different types of Pilates? What type of Pilates class is right for you?
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by complpilates
3M ago
Pilates is renowned for its excellent physical and mental wellbeing benefits. Not only is Pilates great for improving your core strength, posture, flexibility and coordination, Pilates can also aid relaxation, help manage stress and reduce anxiety. Whether you’re a complete beginner or advanced in the world of Pilates, finding which type of Pilates is right for you will be the key to unlocking success. If you have a set of objectives and goals you want to achieve, or if you simply want to take up Pilates as a hobby, this can really determine the type of Pilates ..read more
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An introduction to Pilates Resistance Band exercises
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by Ruth Smith
3M ago
Resistance band, fitness band, TheraBand – this prop is known by lots of different names. But, regardless of what you call it, the stretchy band has many great properties making it the perfect addition to any Pilates workout. For Pilates fans looking for a challenge, resistance band Pilates can make both mat and equipment exercises more difficult. Plus, including it in a mat routine creates new and exciting exercise possibilities. And its benefits don’t end there. Like the Pilates ball, the resistance band is cheap, convenient and portable. It is also easy to roll up and store at home or carr ..read more
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Pilates for posture – Is Pilates good for posture?
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by complpilates
4M ago
Do you sit down all day? Do you complain about how bad your posture is? Are you wondering how Pilates can help your posture? One important thing to remember about posture is that ‘good posture’ does not mean sitting up straight! It also doesn’t mean standing upright. In fact, good posture should actually be about your ability to move in and out of different positions with ease. The key to good posture is not stretching, but actually strengthening your muscles so that you can be more upright against forces like gravity! So does Pilates help with posture? Pilates helps with posture as it helps ..read more
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3 Kegel Pelvic floor Pilates exercises for men: Here’s how to strengthen pelvic floor
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by Ruth Smith
5M ago
When we think of pelvic floor exercises, we typically think of those being just for women, however, pelvic floor exercises for men can be highly effective and beneficial. As men too can also suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction or weakness. Many men don’t even think they have a pelvic floor, but you do! The pelvic floor is a sling of muscles 3underneath the pelvis from your tailbone at the back to your pubic bone at the front. The pelvic floor muscles have a number of different roles; supporting the organs within the pelvis (the bladder and bowel) supporting erectile function  working ..read more
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