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Did you think Pilates was just for girls? Well guess again. The Pilates method was developed by a man. In 1923 Joseph Pilates originally developed the exercises to help rehabilitate injured soldiers imprisoned during World War 1. The technique was quickly adopted to mainstream sport and remains a complete core workout and one of the most popular exercise systems in the world.
The great thing about Pilates is that not only is it brilliant for helping you recover from an injury, if you keep at it, it will help to decrease further risk of injury. I bet you've heard stories of Premier League footballers using Pilates. Some members of the Irish Rugby Team use it and even Tiger Woods never goes anywhere without doing Pilates! The control and precision needed to perform each exercise means the body has to dig a little deeper and use deep stabilizing muscles to achieve each position. This is a lesson in control, ability and strength. You may shake and find it difficult at first but each class you will be able to stretch farther, reach higher and sit taller.
Another great reason to do Pilates regularly is it releases endorphins that promote health in your body. Your body has its own internal pharmacy releasing chemicals or hormones as it sees fit. When you feel stressed out, overwhelmed and irritable your body releases cortisol & adrenaline and we know that these hormones wreak havoc with your health. Pilates uses breathing techniques & movement patterns that will awaken your senses and leave you feeling calm, refreshed and back in control.
BENEFITS TO PILATES FOR SPORT INCLUDE:
Build up the back muscles evenly.
Elongate and align the spine for better stability.
Strengthen the abdominals.
Increase overall flexibility, strength, and balance.
Increase range of motion in hips and shoulders.
Enhance concentration through focused breathing.