Core conditioning is a multi-faceted jewel that is key to enjoying a healthy life. On so many different levels we need to be more focused on improving core conditioning. I’m going out on a limb here and saying that I believe that at least 95% of “issues” related to poor health are a result of […]
Posts tagged "Core Strength"
How to Improve Core Support for a Healthy Back, Better Abs, and the Best Pilates Exercise Technique Possible Do you struggle with really finding and working the lowest little pieces of your mid-section for core support? Is “belly button to backbone” your go-to cue when you think about ab work and core support? Do your […]
Have you ever experienced hip pain or low back pain? Most people at some point in their lives have dealt with one or both of these debilitating problems. Our sedentary lifestyle and poor movement habits have led to grippy overworked hip flexors, weak abs, and generally speaking imbalances with the strength and flexibility of the […]
Part 6 of 6 in the series of articles about Abs vs. Thighs If you’ve been following the series of articles I’ve written on Abs vs. Thighs for improving Pilates exercise technique and core conditioning, this is the final post in this series of articles on Abs vs. Thighs. Many people believe their doing effective […]
The Pilates Double Leg Lift Exercise with a Partner This article is number 5 of 6 in the core strengthening series of articles about Abs vs. Thighs. Improve your core conditioning, get more effective work from your Abdominal muscles, and help reduce lower back pain with the helpful Pilates training tips in this article to […]
This is the 2nd article related to improving the Pilates Side Plank exercise. If you missed the first article, Pilates Training Tips: Preparatory Exercises for Side Plank, you might find it a helpful to review and practice some of the recommended preparatory exercises first, then progress to the more advanced Side Plank exercise described here. […]
Here are some Pilates training tips and preparatory exercises for safe shoulders and a strong core for success with Side Plank in an Advanced Pilates Mat workout. In Pilates Matwork the Side Plank exercise is a part of a higher intermediate or advanced workout. In Joseph Pilates’ book Return to Life, Joe calls this exercise […]
Can Your Abs Do This? A friend of mine who is an avid belly dancer shared this video with me. I have to say, gender is irrelevant. Bagoas know who Bagoas is! Whether you are male or female… Can Your Abs do this?
Practice Better Breathing Habits to Help Develop Improved Core Strength with Length (and Other Great Health Benefits)
Breathing well is the first step in developing strength with length. If you have a hard time maintaining the length of your spine when you’re standing still, how the heck are you going to make it happen when you’re bending forwards, backwards, sideways, and twisting? One of the things that keeps Pilates exercises so challenging, […]