Pilates to improve Core Strength anyone?

Pilates to improve Core Strength anyone?

In support of RFC’s core programme:

As part of my run training, for the past twelve months on my rest days I have been doing Pilates and yoga. My physio recently congratulated me on my core strength and my range of movement (I’m 60), so I think it’s working 😃.

Pilates was devised as a rehabilitation technique to use following injury. It is said to be based on yoga techniques but it aims to strengthen, particularly the Core.

Below is a link to a session I use on my Smart TV........but can be picked up on any device via Youtube. No fee required and can be done anytime. Great for those winter mornings when you cannot get out for a run!

Why not take a look? It will link nicely with the work we have been doing with RFC’s core workout exercises. But I warn you, Sophia on the video makes it look easy, however a full session can be pretty hard going if it is all new to you.

Who knew a ‘plank’ would lead on to ‘threading the needle’! If you have never done Pilates or yoga before maybe watch it and decide if a Pilates class might be for you, if so you may want to get some instruction at a local session and then go on to do your own class.

As always take it steady and stay within your limits. Filter out what does not work for you. If in doubt, leave it out,

Happy Pilates, Happy Running and remember .......Use it or Lose it.

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Great stuff! I started a new yoga vid this week post marathon aches

I have done some Pilates moves as part of the Jill. Michaels DVD’s and would like to get more into it. V good for the back too apparently

I have had my smart telly fixed so will look st that link later

Thanks 😃👍

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I didn't watch the whole 20 minutes but it looks good. I started doing Pilates once a week, 2 years ago (a year before I started running) and I really enjoy it, although I feel my core is still quite weak - I can't do everything that the more seasoned class members can! 😄

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Thanks will look at that. Bet you were chuffed by the physio's comment

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I was really, really surprised, and a bit proud of myself 😆👍🏼

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This is really good, thank you. I have wanted to try pilates but no classes near me so this video could be a good alternative . Are the moves in this video suitable for beginners? They look quite hard! 😬

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Start small and build slowly. Dont do as many repeats as she does, take some time to build. Also if you have been doing RFC’s daily core there are a few similar moves.

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Yes, I noticed some of the moves are similar. Will give them a little go! Thanks again for posting link 😊

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I'm a big fan of pilates and am off shortly to my class 🙂

Great post Jacs. Will definitely look at the video. Thanks for posting.

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I have been doing a weekly Pilates class for 8 years- since being horrified by stiffening joints at the age of 50. I am far stronger and more flexible now than I was then & long since waved goodbye to the stiff joints. 😀

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