Pilates for Runners is a valuable resource filled with mat Pilates exercises designed for runners of all abilities. The clear and accessible exercises will help you as a runner develop core strength, flexibility, improved balance, coordination and good posture. All of these are important elements for a life of injury-free running and optimal performance. Alongside the exercises find expert advice and motivational interviews with real runners who testify to the transformative power of Pilates.
Many people who run are highly competitive and hungry for any edge over others. That’s where this book comes init offers them a way of remaining injury free and becoming stronger than their opponents. Not everyone wants to attend a class or can make the time to get to one. This runner-friendly book will save you time and money on injury specialistsan immediately accessible reference for time-poor runners.
The Pilates exercises feature photographs of real runners of all ages with accompanying, simply written instructions and adaptations. Another feature will be the motivational interviews with real runners who have benefited from practicing Pilates.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Why Pilates is good for runners 9
Chapter 2 Joseph Pilates: a brief history 17
Chapter 3 The principles of Pilates 21
Chapter 4 Postural alignment 25
Chapter 5 Breathing 37
Chapter 6 Equipment 41
Chapter 7 Mat Pilates exercises for runners 45
Chapter 8 Post-run stretches 163
Chapter 9 Five 10-15-minute daily routines to improve your running 173
Chapter 10 The healing power of Pilates 179
Chapter 11 Injuries 183
Chapter 12 Pilates for the running mind 195
Chapter 13 Finding a Pilates class and what to look for 199