Pilates as ‘Prehab!’

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Here’s why the pros do Pilates and you haven’t heard this one!

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So what is ‘prehab?’ It’s a new word used by professional athletes that refers to special exercises they use to reduce the risk of injury.

What are these special exercises? You guessed it, Pilates!

Turns out that Pilates is very effective for strengthening bone, tendons and ligaments which are key to preventing injury.

Here’s what the pros say!

Why Smart Men Do Pilates

The toughest male sports athletes including football, basketball and tennis players do Pilates workouts faithfully to maintain a fit and strong body. However, the same principles that make Pilates effective for men also apply to women making it one of the most popular workouts around….

“Pilates improves sports performance. You’ll find the exercises condition the whole body—even the ankles and feet, which contribute to healthy, balanced muscles,” claims Madi Rice, writer for The Parks fitness website. “You’ll also increase in tendon, bone and ligament strength which is vital for all athletes.”…..

“What most guys are doing now, they’re using it as a preventative measure, so it’s almost like ‘prehab’ in a sense,” former NFL player Nate Burleson said. “Most guys, especially if you’ve been in the league for a while, your off day is a subtle work day. You’re doing some type of work to keep your body as loose and limber as possible.”

Tennis star Andy Murray recently credited Pilates for his comeback: “It’s helped my back a lot,” Murray said. “I feel physically much healthier with my back than I did at this time last year. It’s not just that – my tennis has been good as well – but it’s been a big, big factor for me.”….

With repeated practice of Pilates, the muscles of men and women become toned and sculpted. “Muscles you don’t even realize you have you can work with Pilates because you can target and tone specific little muscle groups,” says Pilates and yoga instructor, Kristin McGee. “The beautiful thing about Pilates is it gives you that long, lean muscle tone because you’re working with that nice fluid movement and control.”

For the rest of this interesting article go to https://pilatespowergympro.com/why-smart-men-do-pilates.

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