What is Pilates
The Pilates system was introduced at the beginning of 900 by Joseph Pilates, who was inspired by ancient Eastern practices like yoga and Do-In: where he wrote two books outlining his method and called Contrology, which is encouraged to use mind control physical activity, especially on the control of postural muscles, or muscles that help the body stay balanced and support the spine.
In particular, Pilates exercises are becoming aware of the breath and alignment of the spine by strengthening the muscles of the deep plane of the trunk, very important to help alleviate and prevent back pain. With this method of training not only strengthens the abdominal muscles but also strengthen the muscles around the spine and deeper around the pelvis.
The focus of this training system is to strengthen that part of what is called the power house, in practice the muscles of the trunk, which support the body in its various postures, with exercises to be performed on the classic down mattress, smoothly and well executed, so no hurry.
While not possessing a protected mark and for that every physical education teacher can use it for his purposes, you must still comply with the following laws guide the system:
- Breathing always well controlled and guided by the aid of the teacher as in the practice of Yoga (specifically in the Pilates exercise and breathe in the beginning when you exhale more effort, unlike yoga, breathing in the nose and you breathe out and his nose with the mouth and for each there is a definite rhythm);
- The center of gravity, a synonym for Power House, seen as a center of strength and control of the whole body;
- Precision, every movement must be as close to perfection, a work in closed circuit where the teacher must have continuous feedback by the student;
- Concentration, attention and concentration in each exercise, the mind must be the supervisor for each part of the body;
- Control, control over every part of your body, you do not have to do reckless and careless movements;
- Fluidity, this principle is the synthesis of all the above concepts.
The Pilates method of increasing muscle strength without unduly inflating the muscle, creating a more slender and toned body with slender legs and abdominal plates. With Pilates exercises created by you becoming aware of your body, improving posture and increasing the ability of movement and athletic. The method of J. In fact, Pilates increases flexibility and agility 'improving functional ability in sports.
In a traditional training, we tend to train more and larger muscle groups while neglecting the smaller muscles. The result is' a body imbalance that increases the chance of injury and increases the chances of suffering from back pain. The Pilates method strengthens all the muscles of the body. No muscle group is neglected. All the muscles develop evenly, the performance is pleasantly modifying daily activities that the sports activities.
Applications in rehabilitation