Pilates Workbook: Illustrated Step-by-Step Guide to Matwork Techniques

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Pilates Workbook offers a straightforward way to learn Joseph Pilates’s authentic techniques. Unlike other books based on Pilates’s teachings, this book illustrates the core matwork movements exactly as he intended them to be performed. Divided into two sections, Pilates Workbook begins with 15 two-page spreads that answer readers’ questions about Pilates and the core principles of the program. The bulk of the book is then dedicated to the exercises. Readers learn each movement by simply following the ...
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Overview


Pilates Workbook offers a straightforward way to learn Joseph Pilates’s authentic techniques. Unlike other books based on Pilates’s teachings, this book illustrates the core matwork movements exactly as he intended them to be performed. Divided into two sections, Pilates Workbook begins with 15 two-page spreads that answer readers’ questions about Pilates and the core principles of the program. The bulk of the book is then dedicated to the exercises. Readers learn each movement by simply following the photographic sequences and explanatory captions. Published with a convenient lay-flat binding, there are over 200 photos to precisely demonstrate proper techniques and abbreviated movements to help beginners get started.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569752760
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2001
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 905,964
  • Product dimensions: 7.12 (w) x 9.36 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
What is Pilates? 8
Why Pilates? 10
Why pure Pilates? 14
Man and mentor 16
Setting your goals 20
Step-by-step plan 22
Preventing pain 26
Vital Elements
Concentration 32
Breathing 34
Centering 36
Control 38
Precision 40
Movement 42
Isolation 44
Routine 46
The Movements
Warm-Ups
Swinging 50
Round back, Chest stretch 51
One arm circles 52
Double arm circles, Toy soldier 53
The Essentials
Push-up 54
Swimming 56
Leg pull prone 58
Roll-up 60
Rolling back 62
One leg circle 63
The hundred 64
The seal 66
One leg stretch 67
The saw 68
Shoulder bridge preparation 69
Side kick 70
Spine stretch 71
Spine twist 72
Neutral spine 73
New Challenges
The crab 74
Double leg stretch 75
Rocker with open legs 76
Shoulder bridge 77
Side bend 78
Side-kick kneeling 80
The teaser 81
The jack knife 82
Hip twist 83
Scissors 84
The rocker 85
High Intensity
The boomerang 86
Neck pull 87
Control balance 88
Leg pull supine 89
The corkscrew 90
Rollover 91
Tips to remember 92
Glossary 94
Index 95
Acknowledgements 96
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2001

    No more excuses!

    Concise, simple, step-by-step pictures---everything but the personal trainer to hold your hand while putting vital exercise back into your life.A perfect book that you won't merely keep on the shelf.A useful book that will give you confidence to get on the mat.

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