How to improve your Pilates practice at home and make it worthwhile!
If you do practice your Pilates at home, this is great news. The hardest part is getting into a habit an making time for you.
But once it does become a habit, it is easy to fit into your daily routine.
Do you do the same Pilates routine each time?
Most people do the same Pilates exercises/ routine when they practice at home because they like them, remember them and find them easy to do!
Which is OK as you are moving regularly.
Have you noticed that your body is not changing as much as it did at the start?
your body is getting use to the moves you are doing and so less changes and improvements are happening in your body.
People tend top stay away from the Pilates moves they find hard.
In reality you should be doing these Pilates exercises more often. Not only will the exercises become easier, your technique will improve and your body will respond, increasing strength, flexibility and reduction in injuries.
I recently asked a question in one of my Facebook groups as to which exercises they do practice at home. Nearly all of them said these as the main exercises they do regularly.
Pelvic tilt – great to get lower back mobilised
Shoulder Bridge – perfect to mobilise the spine
Russian Twist – mobility of pelvis
Saw – nice stretch exercise, for spine and hamstrings if tight
Swan Dive – great exercise for extension of the back
These are great Pilates exercises and I know why most people would just do these. They feel like they give instance relief to stiff lower backs, mobilising the lower back and getting your body ready for the day ahead.
This is only a quick fix, and by doing some of those Pilates exercises you shy away from a quick fix of mobilising the back won’t be needed as your body will be stronger and more flexible. You need to do a balanced Pilates workout that doesn’t just involve mobility, but adds in strength and flexibility.
Instead of doing your favourites why not try this Pilates home workout and see how it feels. Yes there will be exercises you don’t like and Yes it maybe more challenging. Stick with it and see if you notice the changes in your body and everyday lifestyle.
The 100 – Strength
The Roll Up – Strength and mobility
Single leg stretch – Strength
Double leg stretch – Strength
Swan dive – mobility, extension
Side bend – Balance, strength
Press ups – Strength
Single leg kick – extension, strength glutes & centre
Shoulder bridge – mobility
I would love to hear how you get on changing your Pilates Practice at home routine, do let me know via email firstname.lastname@example.org
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