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Pilates (Read 738 times)

Nevrgivup


    Hey there. I'm coming back from injury due to a groin strain. I'm thinking about adding in mat pilates a few days a week. Does anyone else find that they help with strength and flexibility? I have very tight hip flexors and adductors and was hoping that this would be beneficial to avoid re-injury. 

    Running is my mental-Ctrl-Alt-Del. 

    Jeffrey


      Yes, it should help with strength and flexibility. Best case scenario would be to find an experienced pilates trainer who is also a runner. 

        Back when I was in shape, I used to do Pilates every day, and really enjoyed it.  My "core" was hard as a rock.  I was pretty flexible too.

         

        Of course, now, I'm a total load, trying to get back in shape.  But that's what happens when you sit on your butt and don't run.

        Jeff

        Nevrgivup


          Thanks for the replies. I look forward to getting into it. I think its going to be a nice balance for me. 

          Running is my mental-Ctrl-Alt-Del. 

          MrNamtor


          DON'T TREAD ON ME

            No one ever regrets doing pilates.

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                No one ever regrets doing pilates.

                 
                False! I was really regretting it last night when I was at a class for the first time in THREE years. I nearly cried and cursed at the instructor. But hey, it's not her fault I let my core go to crap. 

                 

                Anyway, I will probably try to keep going to get my core stronger. I prefer yoga any day, but I know pilates has different benefits.

                 

                Nevrgivup: You will find more hip flexor stretching in yoga. Pilates will strengthen the hips, but yoga will stretch (and strengthen) them. Anytime I'm regularly going to yoga, I notice my normal hip and piriformis pain is much less noticable. 

                  I got really into ballet barre classes (think pilates+yoga, only use barre for balance) and I'm much stronger and more flexible. I am, however, still injured. I love those classes and I think they are a great complement to running.

                  I don't half-ass anything

                   

                  "I have several close friends who have run marathons, a word that is actually derived from two Swahili words: mara, which means 'to die a horrible death' and thon, which means 'for a stupid T-shirt.' Look it up." - Celia Rivenbark, You Can't Drink All Day if You Don't Start in the Morning

                   

                  Nevrgivup


                     
                    False! I was really regretting it last night when I was at a class for the first time in THREE years. I nearly cried and cursed at the instructor. But hey, it's not her fault I let my core go to crap. 

                     

                    Anyway, I will probably try to keep going to get my core stronger. I prefer yoga any day, but I know pilates has different benefits.

                     

                    Nevrgivup: You will find more hip flexor stretching in yoga. Pilates will strengthen the hips, but yoga will stretch (and strengthen) them. Anytime I'm regularly going to yoga, I notice my normal hip and piriformis pain is much less noticable. 

                     Thanks. The good thing about the studio that I'm thinking about going to has both. Smile I will try the yoga probably first to ease into it.

                    Running is my mental-Ctrl-Alt-Del. 

                    MrNamtor


                    DON'T TREAD ON ME

                       LOL, i meant regret in the long run. Short run, yeah, i feel you.

                       

                       
                      False! I was really regretting it last night when I was at a class for the first time in THREE years. I nearly cried and cursed at the instructor. But hey, it's not her fault I let my core go to crap. 

                       

                      Just B.S.


                        I have been doing Piilates at home for about 10 years. I absolutely love the way it combines

                        strength moves with flexility and stretching. I am convinced it's one of the reasons I have

                        been injury free since 2005.

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