Currently, more than 11 million people around the world are engaged in the Pilates system. Answer the question why this discipline is so popular.
Pilates is a system of exercises, named after its inventor, Joseph Pilates. Initially, Pilates was developed as a system of exercises for the rehabilitation of the wounded during the First World War. And now the Pilates system is one of the most popular areas of fitness and is used to strengthen muscles, as well as to develop the flexibility and mobility of the whole body.
Pilates lessons are a bit like yoga. But unlike her, training is less focused on meditation and self-knowledge, and more on the development of his body, his physical improvement, both in terms of beauty and strength, endurance. Continue reading
It is known that the road of a thousand miles begins with the first step. These simple and easy exercises will allow you to take the “first steps” into the world of stretching.
The described set of stretching exercises is a basic course that will allow you to achieve two important goals:
first, you will feel the “stretching”
secondly, the described exercises will prepare the muscles to perform more advanced exercises for the development of body flexibility
Before stretching exercises, it is important to preheat the muscles. For this purpose, 5 to 7 minutes will be enough, during which you sit down, take a few sweeps with your hands (along and to the side of the hull) and walk around the room. As soon as you feel that the muscles are warmed up, you can begin to perform stretching exercises. Continue reading
If you belong to the few athletes who regularly perform this exercise in their workouts, then you may be interested in some of the rules that I learned during the years of training.
No exercises before pulling up.
Pull up at the beginning of your workout, otherwise you will encounter the already accumulated fatigue of the broadest muscles of the back, biceps and forearms. Pull-ups are quite heavy and require a lot of strength, so do them while you are still fresh. If you do not believe, then try to compare the effectiveness of this exercise in the case of performing at the beginning of a back workout and at the end. Compare the resulting number of repetitions, and the logic will prompt you the right decision.
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