What Is Pilates? | Pilates Workout

What Is Pilates? | Pilates Workout



so the question comes up a lot what is Pilates Pilates is a systemized form of exercise that was originated by joe pilates joseph pilates came from germany and landed in New York City in the early 1920s the exercises focus on core strengthening which is your abdominals in your back a lot of people think that it's just for dancers in New York City it started out with a lot of dancers taking it because it helped them in their performance and help them be better at whatever they were doing but now as time has gone along more people in just regular life have started to take Pilates because they can feel how it how it changes their body absolutely and with that with the core strength I mean in our work these days or even in the athletics or other activities we may do you have to have a strong abdominal core our posture no longer you know sitting at a desk like we are naturally now today pretty weak inner core and Pilates has sort of been like the magic cure-all though it's not really magic it's like a lot of hard work I know Pilates can be very intimidating to someone who hasn't done it before but really a lot of it you have done before I mean if you have taken an exercise class if you've taken a dance class if you've even watched TV you've seen Pilates so it is accomplishable by everybody it's a sequential safe way of moving through exercises it's a very supportive of your joints it promotes long lean musculature that is true to your body in your form which provides a great foundation even if you want to bulk up and be a bodybuilder you start with that core musculature to be very best of who you are from the core and Pilates works in systems so a lot of people ask what's the one exercise I should do in the Pilates system that would make me long and lean and toned and the real answer to that is that you have to do all of the exercises it doesn't work like regular bicep curls at the gym you have to do from the hundred all the way through front support and that's how you'll see the results and it's it's a lot of flexion and extension and rotation and the whole system has a formula to take you through one exercise to prepare you for the next exercise it's a full body working workout head to toe fingers to the top of your head Pilates can be done on equipment which is special apparatus that Joe Pilates invented himself and it could also be done just with the mat just like you would go into say group yoga class and you put the mat down on the floor you work with your own body weight so you could either do Pilates on the apparatus which works with Springs and tension and resistance or you can work on the mat with just your own body weight and people sometimes ask you know what's the difference in which ones you like better it's kind of a you know person by person basis some people like the mat work better people like working on the apparatus better and the difference is just the spring tension and mat Pilates is actually for many people the most challenging because you have to have correct form and you're using your own body weight on the equipment you're placed in proper alignment and on the mat you're responsible for your own posture and positions replacing your body in so it's very challenging

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  1. Jesus Christ! They’re so bad at describing the very thing they’re supposed to be an expert of! A lot of “ums” in there…
    I give up trying to know what Pilates is ?

  2. best workoutis the one that works for YOU i wasted so mich time with "extreme" workouts an turns out that "sissy" thing called yoga worked for me :-

  3. Blah, blah, blah – where is the B ROLL that shows the actual exercise while they are talking? This is a fail, lol.

  4. Hi Madeline.. Wow you have such amazingly beautiful eyes..!! Cheers..!! 🙂

    Informative video about the theory of Pilates..

  5. "There is a whole lot of flexion and extension" certainly we can all agree that flexion and extension are key to a good workout

  6. Why have I never heard of Pilates once in my life til now?
    I'm a pretty physical guy, I do a lot of yoga n stuff.

  7. PIlates are what?
    The guys are saying pilates is fake or a waste of time, don't will suport one session of pilates

  8. Good explanation, but I was hoping to see what the exercises look like as I came here not knowing what its like exactly. 

  9. PILATES SUCKS, TOTAL WASTE OF TIME !!!!!!!!!!!!
      U NEED A LOT MORE THAN JUST CORE STRENGTH W/ BODY WEIGHT CALISTHENICS TO GET A FULL FROM HEAD-TO-TOE HARD, TONED, UN-SOFT/NOT DOUGHY (LOW FAT), STRONG MUSCULAR ATHLETIC LOOKING BODY….PILATES IS FOR SISSIES THAT JUST DON'T KNOW ANY BETTER… HIT THE FREE-WEIGHTS WOMEN; STOP WASTING UR TIME WITH LOW INTENSITY/VOLUME BS THAT WILL GET U NO WHERE TOWARDS UR TRUE POTENTIAL 😉

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