Reduce Risk of Injury and Enhance Performance With Bodyweight Pilates

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This guest post was written by Sylvia Favela, creator of Body Weight Pilates. What’s this all about?! When you first hear of Pilates, the image that pops into most people's minds is of women lying around on the floor stretching and breathing. Well, I'll be the first to ruin your preconceived ideas about Pilates and fill you in on what it actually is, and how it can significantly improve your movement on a daily basis. Pilates is a tough workout and THE very best for attaining a strong, tight core. It's a bit of a love-hate relationship. You hate it because you feel every body in your ... Continue Reading...

How Improving Your Mobility Will Increase Strength and Prevent Injuries

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Mobility is critical to increasing strength and preventing injuries. Novices normally focus primarily on how many push-ups and pull-ups they can do. Their plan for increasing strength centers around the number of reps they perform. Advanced fitness enthusiasts, on the other hand, understand that mobility is the key to developing strength and balance, AND preventing injuries. Mobility is not the same as flexibility. Flexibility is a component of mobility, but it is not the only part of it. There are two aspects of mobility: Degree of flexibility of the muscles, tendons and ... Continue Reading...