Pilates Anatomy

Author: Rael Isacowitz,Karen Sue Clippinger

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492582875

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 216

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This is Pilates as you’ve never seen it before. With detailed descriptions, step-by-step instruction, and stunning full-color anatomical illustrations, Pilates Anatomy takes you inside the exercises and programs that will tone the body, stabilize the core, improve balance, and increase flexibility. Using the original mat work of Joseph Pilates, you’ll see how key muscles are used, how variations and minor adjustments can influence effectiveness, and how breathing, alignment, posture, and movement are all fundamentally linked. Choosing from over 45 exercises, you can target a particular body region and delve deeper to stretch, strengthen, and finely coordinate specific muscles. You’ll also find techniques for breathing, concentration, and self-awareness for a unique exercise experience that enhances your mind and your body. Whether you are just beginning to explore the beauty and benefits of Pilates or have been practicing for years, PilatesAnatomy is a one-of-a-kind resource that you’ll refer to again and again.

Pilates Anatomie

Der vollständig illustrierter Ratgeber für Stabilität und Balance

Author: Rael Isacowitz,Karen Clippinger

Publisher: Stiebner Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3767910667

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 204

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Presents a visual perspective on correct alignment, posture, and movements. It offers an inside look at your workout by providing a customisable approach and combining full-color anatomical illustrations with step-by-step instructions for the most effective mat exercises ; aim: to build a stronger, more articulate body.

Pilates Anatomy

A Comprehensive Guide

Author: Abby Ellsworth

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1607105063

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 160

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Let's flex! Discover Pilates--from the inside out--in this innovative reference book featuring exercises and workouts for every level. Madonna does it. Jennifer Aniston does it. And so do plenty of pro football players. These days, it seems like everyone is doing pilates, a form of exercise that strengthens core muscle groups for a lean, toned body. Whether you're already a pilates devotee, or a couch potato who's ready to reform, Pilates Anatomy is for you! * Written and developed by a renowned pilates instructor, Pilates Anatomy is designed to be a thorough guide for every level--from beginner to advanced. * This unique book aims to teach more than just different exercises. Detailed anatomical illustrations teach readers all about muscle mechanics and how their bodies work to encourage safe, injury-free workouts. To help reinforce students' understanding, this book also features reference sections on pilates terminology and a glossary of muscles. * Discover how “chicken wings,” “tiny steps,” and “the corkscrew” can help you create a long, lean, strong body. Readers can choose from a comprehensive list of individual pilates exercises designed for every level of practice. * In addition to individual movements, this amazing book also includes a series of challenging workouts featuring both mats and props for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students. * Discover powerhouse sales! Interest in pilates continues to grow--there are over 15 million people who regularly practice pilates, and many more who would like to try this method of exercise. * Includes poster of pilates techniques and muscle systems.

The Anatomy of Pilates

Author: Paul Massey

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1556437803

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 157

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Created by Joseph Pilates during the early 20th century, Pilates is used by millions today to improve their physical and mental well-being. Much of its appeal lies in its simple, low-impact approach, which is ideal for injury prevention, rehabilitation, and general physical health. Based on a series of precise movements and the employment of equipment such as rubber balls and exercise bands, Pilates emphasizes concentration, control, alignment, core stability, and proper breathing. The Anatomy of Pilates shows what actually happens to the body’s muscles and joints during Pilates exercises. Each two-page spread features detailed anatomical illustrations of an exercise (with muscle actions highlighted in red), a detailed description of the exercise and its objectives, the particular breathing pattern to be used, a list of the specific muscles being worked, visualization techniques, complementary exercises, and more. The Anatomy of Pilates is an accessible, authoritative guide for current and prospective teachers of Pilates, practitioners at all skill levels, physical therapists, and other health professionals.

Pilates

Author: Rael Isacowitz

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492584371

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 392

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The most acclaimed, comprehensive guide on Pilates is now updated, expanded, and better than ever! In this second edition, world-renowned Pilates expert Rael Isacowitz shows you the same repertoire that he has used to train multiple Olympians as well as an elite group of professional instructors who work with celebrities and athletes around the world. Starting with the foundation for all the exercises, Pilates presents an in-depth treatment of mat work, including photos, imagery cues, and detailed instruction on breathing to help you perform the movements correctly. The mat work in this edition is organized according to a mat-specific version of the comprehensive BASI Block System used for the apparatus work. This arrangement enhances understanding of the expansive repertoire and provides the tools for creating personalized mat routines. A unique set of challenging exercise sequences is offered to facilitate performing the movements in one continuous, flowing motion. After the mat work, where most books stop entirely, Pilates goes on to apply the same depth of instruction and photos to the full range of Pilates apparatus: • Reformer • Cadillac • Wunda chair • Step and ladder barrels • Ped-a-pul • Arm chair • Magic circle The complete repertoire includes a purposeful grouping of exercises into blocks that work all regions of the body and progress from the fundamental level through the intermediate and advanced levels to challenge you at all stages of Pilates development. With more than 200 exercises and more than 50 variations, Pilates is the most comprehensive guide available on the method. As a contemporary approach to the work of Joseph Pilates, this is the one book you need in order to improve your balance, concentration, coordination, posture, muscle tone, core strength, and flexibility—in short, your well-being.

Pilates for Beginners

Author: Denis Kennedy,Dominique Jansen,Dr. Sian Williams

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 144884827X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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This easy-to-follow guide describes how to develop a comprehensive practice program for Pilates. Readers start with a self-assessment to choose their level of physical ability, then explore the principles that support Pilates practice while learning about the internal and external forces that affect the body. Next, a personal practice program—detailed in a thirty-six step-by-step sequences—takes readers through a total workout for the body and mind.

Tennis-Anatomie

Der vollständie illustrierte Ratgeber für mehr Kraft, Ausdauer, Schnelligkeit und Beweglichkeit im Tennis

Author: Paul Roetert,Mark Kovacs

Publisher: Stiebner Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3767910764

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 203

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»Die Autoren von Tennis Anatomie erklären auf hervorragende Weise, wie man ein ausgewogenes Kraft- und Konditionsprogramm anwendet. Die gelieferten Informationen sind für Spieler jeder Leistungsklasse umsetzbar und von unschätzbarem praktischem Wert, um auf dem Platz bessere Leistungen zu erzielen.«

Pilates Anatomie

Der vollständig illustrierter Ratgeber für Stabilität und Balance

Author: Rael Isacowitz,Karen Clippinger

Publisher: Stiebner Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3767910667

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 204

View: 2561

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Presents a visual perspective on correct alignment, posture, and movements. It offers an inside look at your workout by providing a customisable approach and combining full-color anatomical illustrations with step-by-step instructions for the most effective mat exercises ; aim: to build a stronger, more articulate body.

Anatomy Trains

Myofasziale Leitbahnen (für Manual- und Bewegungstherapeuten)

Author: Thomas W. Myers

Publisher: Elsevier,Urban&FischerVerlag

ISBN: 3437597698

Category: Medical

Page: 376

View: 1953

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Das Buch geht auf die funktionellen Zusammenhänge der Muskel-Faszien-Ketten ein. Zum leichten Verständnis benutzt der Autor dazu die Metapher von Schienen bzw. Eisenbahnlinien, die miteinander korrespondieren müssen. Außerdem: Informationen und Hinweise zur Begutachtung von Haltungs- und Bewegungsmustern, praxisbezogene Anwendungstipps für die Behandlung der myofaszialen Meridiane. Neu in der 2. Auflage: • Über 450 farbige Abbildungen (anatomische Zeichnungen, Fotos von anatomischen Präparaten, Fotos + erklärende Zeichnungen, Patientendarstellungen) • durchgehend vierfarbig gestaltet

Anatomy of Fitness Pilates

Author: Isabel Eisen

Publisher: Hinkler Books Pty Limited

ISBN: 9781743087374

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 64

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Pilates is a rewarding and invigorating exercise program that can increase overall fitness, build core strength and improve performance. Anatomy of Fitness: Pilates features a complete DVD yoga program and 64-page book that will show you how to improve your physical stability, strength, and flexibility while keeping your body and mind aligned.

Functional Anatomy of the Pilates Core

An Illustrated Guide to a Safe and Effective Core Training Program

Author: Evan Osar,Marylee Bussard

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1623170028

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 176

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This book is the first to illustrate the essential connection between the functional anatomy of the body’s core and its application during Pilates’ fundamental core exercises. Focusing on the inherent potential of the human body to stabilize and move, Dr. Evan Osar and Marylee Bussard combine the most current research around core stabilization with six fundamental Pilates principles to offer simple, easy-to-use strategies for relieving discomfort and improving pain-free movement. With more than 290 full-color illustrations, Functional Anatomy of the Pilates Core provides both Pilates practitioners and professional teachers with a comprehensive understanding of how the core functions and how stabilization helps promote health and proper movement patterns through the development of balanced muscles, joint alignment, and core control. The authors apply current research on neuroplasticity, the brain's capacity to reorganize itself by developing new neuronal connections, and on the function of fascia, the matrix-like connective tissue of the body, to explain the six fundamental principles of Pilates—Centering, Concentration, Control, Precision, Breath, and Flow. They show how to avoid muscle imbalances, chronic tightness, and pain by incorporating the principles of functional anatomy during exercise. Readers learn how to: • Achieve the alignment, breathing, and control required for developing optimal posture and movement • Alleviate non-optimal habits that relate to common postural dysfunction, muscle imbalances, and chronic tightness • Integrate the fundamental Pilates exercises in order to develop a more stable core and eliminate the risks of common injuries while accomplishing one’s health and fitness goals From the Trade Paperback edition.

E-Book Teaching Pilates for Postural Faults, Illness and Injury

a practical guide

Author: Jane Paterson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702033057

Category: Medical

Page: 284

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Pilates is a particularly safe and effective exercise system which aims to strengthen the body in a balanced way by specifically improving the function of the weaker muscle groups. Emphasis is placed on strengthening the muscles of the trunk so that support of the spine increases plus posture and shape improve. The exercises enhance overall flexibility and fitness, improving co-ordination and balance. Muscles are gently stretched and lengthened as the exercises progress and overall body strength improves. describes the underlying principles of the exercises in physical terms describes the treatment of common medical conditions provides a manual for those in the remedial health care professions

Pilates

Author: Isabel Eisen

Publisher: Hinkler Books Pty Limited

ISBN: 9781743080085

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

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Pilates is a rewarding and invigorating exercise program that can increase overall fitness, build core strength, and improve performance. Anatomy of Fitness: Pilates shows you how to improve your physical stability, strength, and flexibility while keeping your body and mind aligned.

The Anatomy of Exercise and Movement for the Study of Dance, Pilates, Sports, and Yoga

Author: Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781583943519

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

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""The tens of millions of people who participate in or instruct dance, pilates, sports, and yoga will find this book an essential tool that explains the mechanics behind physical movement, recommends strengthening and stretching exercises, and helps avoid injury."--Provided by publisher"--

YOGA Research

Author: Tiffany Field

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465307516

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 115

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Tiffany M. Field, PhD, is the director of the Touch Research Institutes at the University of Miami School of Medicine and Fielding Graduate University. She is recipient of the American Psychological Association Distinguished Young Scientist Award and has had a Research Scientist Award from the NIH for her research career. She is the author of Infancy, The Amazing Infant, Children A to Z, Adolescents A to Z, Heartbreak, Advances in Touch, Touch Therapy, Massage Therapy Research, and Complementary and Alternative Therapies, the editor of a series of volumes on High-Risk Infants, and on Stress & Coping, and the author of over 450 journal papers. This book is a review of recent literature on yoga research. First, the review covers the physiological effects of yoga on heartrate and blood pressure followed by the physical effects on balance and flexibility, muscle strength, weight loss and sexual function. Psychological problems that are affected by yoga are then summarized including anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder and depression, as well as physical conditions including pain syndromes, cardiovascular, autoimmune and immune conditions. Finally, separate sections are devoted to yoga effects on pregnancy, children and adolescents and the aging. Potential underlying mechanisms are proposed including the stimulation of pressure receptors leading to enhanced vagal activity and reduced cortisol. The reduction in that stress hormone may, in turn, contribute to several positive effects including enhanced immune function and lower prematurity rates.

Pilates Method

An integrative approach to teaching

Author: Debbie Lawrence

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408195488

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

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Fitness Professionals: Pilates Method is the first book to be written for the specific needs of Pilates instructors. It contains everything a new teacher needs to know in order to pass the national qualification and is an ideal reference for experienced instructors. Pilates is one of the most popular - and fastest growing - group exercise classes in the UK. For many years it has not been possible to write a definitive book for instructors as there have been many different schools of teaching. However, these have recently been brought together under a single national assessment, meaning that all Pilates instructors must have the same foundation knowledge. This book will cover these foundation subjects, which include: anatomy the key principles of Pilates assessment structuring a session teaching a session. Written to the requirements of the national standards, this book contains everything an instructor needs to know in order to successfully teach Pilates.

Psoas Strength and Flexibility

Core Workouts to Increase Mobility, Reduce Injuries and End Back Pain

Author: Pamela Ellgen

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1612434657

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 144

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Pilates on the Ball

The World's Most Popular Workout Using the Exercise Ball

Author: Colleen Craig

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892819812

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 179

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A synthesis of two acclaimed fitness techniques, the body-conditioning Pilates Method and the Swiss exercise ball, presents a low-impact exercise program without the requirement of expensive equipment, and that can be adapted to all levels of athletic ability, as well as to those healing from injury or chronic back pain. Original.