Smart, Strong, Healthy Men Do Pilates!
- Smart men are trading the "No Pain, No Gain" mentality for the "No More Pain" solution...Pilates.
- Guys who do Pilates are protecting their bodies from injury. Many professional and Olympic athletes do Pilates to rehab and prevent injuries.
- Pilates is never boring. In Pilates there are an infinite number of modifications, variations and options for the exercises on both the mat and the equipment. You can't get bored, plus you work your entire body with every Pilates workout.
- Men who do Pilates are gaining flexibility they never knew they had. Tight hamstrings? Tight lower back? Wouldn't it be nice to not pull your hamstring while playing pick up games? Or how about not straining your back when you bend over to pick something up off the floor.
- Runners and golfers need cross training to keep the body in balance. Pilates is a great cross training option that will enhance your other sports and activities.
- You will move through your day with greater ease, more energy and less pain due to the focus on the core and balanced muscle development.
- Work the tension out of your body and de-clutter your mind. Do you ever feel like you just want to not think about work and life for a while. Pilates requires a mental focus that allows you to forget about everything else for a while. You feel mentally and physically invigorated when Pilates class is over.
Answers these questions to see if you need Pilates...
- You feel too busy to exercise.
- Your work gets in the way of working out.
- Your family priorities are important so you are willing to sacrifice "me time" for them.
- You typically pull a muscle or tendon during early spring because you "go too hard, too soon".
- You are looking for a more sustainable form of regular exercise.
- You need to strengthen your back for things like golf, tennis, biking etc.
- You are having a hard time finding your core.
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, we think you will really benefit from taking a Pilates class.
Pilates for Golfers
Hit the ball farther,
straighter and more accurately with less chance of injury…Whether twisting the body on a drive, squatting down to measure a putt or leaning over to pick up a ball, golfers constantly torquing their bodies. Golf also requires repeating the same essential movements. As a result some muscles become overused and others weaken, causing an imbalance.
For a golfer, muscle imbalances can affect the legs, hips, arms, shoulders, and the lower back. It can also affect your game, particularly for those over the age of 50. Your drives may be shorter and less accurate, your stamina may decrease, and the potential for debilitating strains, pulls and tears becomes much higher.
Many golfers - from weekend warriors to the game’s elite like Tiger Woods and Annika Sorenstam - are now turning to Pilates as an essential training tool that keeps the body in balance and actually improves performance.
Why Pilates? Pilates is based on movement from the center of the body, as are most shots in golf. It strengthens the center of the body, also known as the core (the trunk, shoulder girdles and pelvis). Core strength can improve hip rotation, range of motion in the shoulders and back stability leading to more powerful and accurate golf shots. It is also a full body exercise that works all muscles and is easy on the joints. The end result is a flexible, symmetrically muscled body that is strengthened from the inside out.
This was provided by BalancedBody.com, a Pilates equipment manufacturer and teacher education provider...www.balancedbody.com
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