This blog aims to discuss some important training cues when strengthening your abdomen and trying to avoid overactivity through the hip flexors and lower back. Working with Pilates Instructor Jill Harris, we share strategies for making sure clients are getting the most out of their abdominal training.
This week we have a Pilates-centric blog focussing on my favourite exercises for teaching spinal articulation and providing a great stretch for the shoulders, thoracic spine, lower back, hamstrings and calves. They are exercises and movements that are moulded and developed from my Pilates and Yoga practice.
Many patients I see with running injuries have huge deficits in range of movement between sides or just don't have the ankle range of movement or hamstring length to run with a great stride. Here are my three tips and some exercises to show how easy it is to do Pilates at home or in a gym to improve your range of movement and dynamic control of movement for running.
I wanted to share this home-based exercise program with mums-to-be in that hope of inspiring a safe and achievable program. All you need is a fit ball/swiss ball, yoga mat and some weights. The program should take around 30 minutes to complete but you can adjust that length depending how many sets of each exercise are completed.