Anatomy of Pilates

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Created by Joseph Pilates during the early 20th century, Pilates is used by millions today to improve their physical and mental well-being. Much of its appeal lies in its simple, low-impact approach, which is ideal for injury prevention, rehabilitation, and general physical health. Based on a series of precise movements and the employment of equipment such as rubber balls and exercise bands, Pilates emphasizes concentration, control, alignment, core stability, and proper ...
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Overview

Created by Joseph Pilates during the early 20th century, Pilates is used by millions today to improve their physical and mental well-being. Much of its appeal lies in its simple, low-impact approach, which is ideal for injury prevention, rehabilitation, and general physical health. Based on a series of precise movements and the employment of equipment such as rubber balls and exercise bands, Pilates emphasizes concentration, control, alignment, core stability, and proper breathing.

The Anatomy of Pilates shows what actually happens to the body’s muscles and joints during Pilates exercises. Each two-page spread features detailed anatomical illustrations of an exercise (with muscle actions highlighted in red), a detailed description of the exercise and its objectives, the particular breathing pattern to be used, a list of the specific muscles being worked, visualization techniques, complementary exercises, and more. The Anatomy of Pilates is an accessible, authoritative guide for current and prospective teachers of Pilates, practitioners at all skill levels, physical therapists, and other health professionals.

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Reading this book made me want to utilize Pilates more in my exercise routine… [it] is organized in a way that the reader can easily navigate the basics of Pilates—Introduction, Posture and Movement, Applications, and Classical Pilates Exercises… The Anatomy of Pilates is very informative and because the book is only around 150 pages, it isn't a daunting read. The full-color illustrations are the icing on the cake, making the book more easily digested.”
—Kari, Reading for Sanity
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556437809
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/2009
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 549,490
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Massey is a Pilates expert and a chartered physiotherapist. For the last 15 years, he has worked with sports stars in the UK and internationally, and is currently the Consultant Physiotherapist to the Body Control Pilates Association, the premier Pilates training organization in the United Kingdom. He has worked at four Olympic Games and is currently assisting the 2008 Olympics Swimming Team with injury prevention and performance enhancement. He has written or co-written several books on Pilates, including Sports Pilates: How to Prevent and Overcome Sports Injuries and The Pilates Prescription for Back Pain. He lives in Kent, where he runs a clinical practice focusing on the application of Pilates within the sporting world.
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