One of our favorite artists is Sean Vigue (remember the exercise he did for us?). And, what do you think ?! He has a new book!
Pilates for Athletes helps everyday people (regardless of their sports or hobbies) to reach the highest levels of physical and mental health and improve their appearance, balance, endurance, and more – through Pilates.
Sean Vigue has taught thousands of classes around the world and has appeared in more than 2,000 health and fitness videos. She is optimistic, knows her stuff, and her exercise is fun. In fact, he is the best!
And, we are very happy that he has allowed us to share a portion of his new book. Read on for the top 10 reasons why athletes should add Pilates in their training.
Top 10 Reasons Why Athletes Need Pilates Training Matt
Author Sean Vigue
Pilates training mat is a stand-alone workout program, which includes a full range of intermediate exercises, integrated to enhance your mind, body, spirit and athletic skills. Only Pilates (or yoga) is required for participation. There is no weight. There is no machine. You are just a mat.
Frankly, there are not many exercise programs that can give a runner the maximum benefit that a Pilates mat can do. It is a lifelong program for the athlete around to strive, get excited and have fun. Benefits are hard to mention, and there is no end to the ways in which Pilates elevates your health, fitness, walking, running, strength, control, endurance, endurance, breathing, concentration, strength and flexibility.
That being said, here are the 10 main reasons why athletes need Pilates Mat training.
1. Pilates builds solid, solid, solid foundations.
Joseph Pilates referred to it as “your strong house” and the “strong belt”. It is the center of your body’s support. The center is a solid foundation that binds the whole body together and creates stability, strength, and alignment. It starts at the base of the lower back and extends upward to the bottom of the diaphragm, and rests on your abdomen, lower back and glutes. Technically, the core is made up of the rectus abdominis (muscle means when you think “abs”), transverse abdominis (the deepest abdominal muscles that surround your sides and spine), erector spinae (two muscles). lower back), internal and external stimuli (muscles on the side of your abdomen) and glutes / lower / buttocks (gluteus maximus, medius, and minimus).
Acute weakness leaves the athlete open to injury, inability to cope and easily tired from standing. Pilates exercises train your muscles in the lower back, lower back, hips, hips, and abdomen, which in turn helps keep you fit, stable, and fit. Every sport from basketball to tennis to archery takes the energy from your (middle) to the legs.
2. Pilates builds strength, firmness, and stamina.
Athletes of all ages and gymnastics have been incorporating Pilates in their training to improve strength, stamina and injury resistance. This is because it is harder to find a more complete and effective program than the regular Pilates mat. Pilates is a great way to get word out that your strengths are in control of your life, just as you are in a state of flux. When your body changes you get a higher level of skill.
Exercise is the same for all parts of the body to deal with the inequalities seen in sports such as tennis, golf or baseball, where the main part is loved and encouraged while the other side is weakened and won. Pilates largely avoids high impact, high power output, and heavy muscular and skeletal loading.
3. Pilates makes walking and walking easier.
Pilates activities that focus on health and well-being are important. Does your body move? How do you move your body faster without stress? Are you able to walk freely through the day without tension and discomfort in your body? How well do you do in the gym? Does your travel affect or damage your athletic skills?
How well you move your body across several flying planes proves your success in the sport. Pilates training keeps your body flexible and flexible as you focus on your strengths and flexibility. Having a body that is able to adapt to the unpredictable demands of the sport – rapid change in tennis, speed explosions in hockey, cycling in basketball – gives you the opportunity to win opponents and extend your career.
4. Pilates promotes flexibility.
Joseph Pilates once observed: “Real flexibility is possible only if all muscles are aligned.” For this reason, Pilates does not increase flexibility (defined as flexibility of joint movement or team movement and move it through different movements) based on popular body “hot spots”, such as the hamstrings and low back. Instead, Pilates works tirelessly as well as stretches and stretches the entire body.
Where most exercises separate the muscles and compress the body and spine, Pilates does the opposite: All Pilates exercises are designed to lengthen and enhance your body through a range of motion and angles. It is a walking, strong movement that stretches and strengthens the muscles at the same time. You will move smoothly and gracefully from one threat to another, and move your body as accurately and precisely as you can.
5. Pilates is a powerful tool that can help you to regain control of your body during an injury.
Exercising Pilates mat reduces the amount of strain on the joints, making it ideal for fitness by repairing your body and recovering from injuries. You can also customize your Pilates game according to your needs – there is no such thing as Pilates. You are in control of your education, not your physical education. They are there to serve you and your real physical, mental and emotional needs.
6. Pilates mat only uses your body weight, so you can train anywhere and anytime.
Functional and easily adaptable with your existing training program, Pilates can easily get into a very busy schedule. No weight, equipment or machinery of any kind means you can rely on the most physical exercise you can have: your body.
Your workout can last from 10 to 60 minutes depending on the strength, flexibility and focus you need at the moment, and you can train every day, mixing your exercises to hit new areas continuously.
7. Pilates offers regular, continuous exercise, so you don’t have to worry all the time.
Athletes need to be challenged to force their bodies to get used to and adjust. Pilates training is a journey that you can take with you at just the right time. Exercise becomes more complex and coordinated as you progress, and with each new sport, you integrate new body parts into motion. When exercise becomes “easy”, we add movements that force your body to get used to and adjust in real time. No matter what an athlete needs, Pilates can provide.
8. Pilates builds and maintains good posture and posture.
Having the right body system – the way the head, shoulders, back, hips, knees and ankles connect and connect with each other – enhances your posture and reduces back stress and strain. Standing, having movement and postural accuracy reduce tension in your muscles and nerves and increase your ability to move efficiently and accurately. For athletes, the foundation of control begins with a good posture. From this foundation comes great movements such as jumping, swinging, swinging, throwing, catching and running …
Good stability, working in conjunction with a strong core, contributes to physical stability and supports the athlete’s need for speed, strength, circulating power and rapid movement changes. Pilates will provide you with the tools you need to work on your career.
9. Pilates improves your breathing skills.
Most of the time, we take a deep breath, drain our energy and focus and cripple our posture. Pilates deep breaths stabilize the muscles and lift the body to strengthen the joints.
Pilates largely avoids high impact, high oxygen levels, and pressure from the abdomen. This respiration hydrates the lungs and muscles in the oxygen tank and increases your ability to absorb and process oxygen properly. It allows you to take advantage of every breath, draw in the fresh air in your lungs and squeeze out every breathing atom, filling and exiting the lungs with every breath.
Improving your breathing skills greatly enhances your athletic ability and skill. Effective breathing requires thoracic movement, central force and a respiratory diaphragm to exhale and exhale through the lungs. An athlete who uses all his or her resting energy will gain extra strength, blood pressure, alertness, and flexibility in the face of stress and unforeseen circumstances. Pilates also provides training for the athlete, which will help him or her become more flexible. Deep breathing and increased sensitivity to air translate into better shapes and strengths with vibrations, jumps, speeds, movement changes and throws. Connect your breath with movement and minimize wear and tear while enhancing your movement skills – win-win-win.
10. Pilates increases your explosive power and energy.
Pilates combo depth, deep breath, powerful grip, full body flexibility, increased strength and proper movement combine to create a body that can move faster, faster and with more power behind it. They are straightforward: relax and control your body, your speed and your energy levels.
Whether it means moving faster and more accurately while driving a ball, driving around a defense towards a hockey goal, or planting, jumping and jumping a ball in volleyball with explosive power, Pilates provides the tools to do it.
Bottom line: Pilates advantages and disadvantages over sports. Every breath you take and every move you make enhances the physical and mental functioning of the body, as well as developing a deep love for self-improvement on a daily basis. In this, Pilates is a stable and dedicated companion. Try it!
From Pilates for Athletes with permission from Hatherleigh Press.
Thank you so much Sean for letting us share this invaluable part! Be sure to check out his recent copy here! –Jenn