Pilates classes High Street Kensington

Pilates classes High Street Kensington

 Pilates classes High Street Kensington

 

Why add Pilates core stability exercises to your training programme?

Pilates exercises are very core-centric. This means that the focus is on initiating movement by activating the deep abdominal muscles, and preventing delayed onset. Early abdominal activation should happen in anticipation of any movement in Pilates and hopefully this training should translate into any type of exercise or fitness activity. By combining Pilates into your existing exercise regime you will  be cross-training.

How is this different from other exercises?
Often times we train only our superficial muscles and this can lead to muscular imbalances with our deep and intermediate stabiliser muscle groups. This may lead to dysfunction or injury. Pilates core stability training has been proven to be beneficial for enhanced health, rehabilitation and athletic performance, and has gained increased attention in fitness and sports conditioning programmes. Numerous studies have suggested that greater trunk stability may benefit sports performance by providing a foundation for greater force production in the upper and lower extremities. We offer Pilates classes in High Street Kensington. Start now and see the difference in your performance.
Can I do Pilates if I suffer from low back pain?
Yes. In fact, it is often recommended. Heres why: Retraining!
Retraining ‘core control’ involves relearning basic motor skills. Most Pilates exercises target to train your deep layers of abdominals, and retrain your motor skills whilst increasing your joint mobility.
Typically, in pain and dysfunction, our deep abdominal stabilisers tend to switch off. Yes, they either come in at the wrong time or with the wrong amount of force, and this often leads for further dysfunction. This leaves your spine unsupported when transfering loads (picking up things from the ground, running, sprinting, etc)
By targeting only your superficial abdominal muscles (crunches), as in many forms of exercise, you are likely to be creating further dysfunction, as these muscles will try to stabilise your spine unsuccessfully. “Low back pain (LBP) may affect motor control of trunk muscles that regulates spinal movements and stability. One indicator of motor control for the low back is timing or onset of abdominal muscle activation when spinal stability is threatened by destabilising forces” (Vasseljen et al, 2012)
Pilates classes High Street Kensington

Pilates classes High Street Kensington

How does this work?
Trunk muscles function in transferring torques and angular momentum during performance of integrated kinetic chain activities, such as throwing and kicking.
The deepest layers of your abdominal muscles, (Transversus abdominis and obliquus internus) have been found to involuntarily activate prior to various loading tasks, in order to increase trunk support prior to movement. The way in which you activate these muscles is central to the stability theme.These muscles work on lower loads, closed kinetic chains and slower movements. Core dynamic stability is the accurate interplay of many muscles working in synergies to produce complex patterns of control and movement rather than the strength of individual muscles (Hodges, 2003). No muscle works alone. Activating single muscles is impossible – trying to, creates dysfunctional spines (McGill, 2004).
What can I achieve?
There are countless reasons why your should consider incorporating this type of training into your regime; anything from improving your spinal stability and mobility, better posture, increased joint strength, improved awareness, proprioception, coordination and injury prevention.
Mr. Joseph Pilates simply meant:  Physical
fitness and the complete coordination of body mind and
spirit e good posture, flexibility and vitality”
If you live near Kensington, we offer Pilates classes High Street Kensington in a beautiful exclusive studio.
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References:
Vasseljen, O., et al. Effect of Core Stability Exercises on Feed-Forward Activation of Deep Abdominal Muscles in Chronic Low Back Pain. SPINE Volume 37, Number 13, pp 1101–1108


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