March-April 2019 FitNews Newsletter
The March-April 2019 Fitnews newsletter highlights how one world-class lead dancer for the Bolshoi Ballet was able to rehabilitate potentially career ending injuries with Pilates. Other articles include what you can do about that ringing in your ears, tips on maintaining correct posture if all you do is sit all day long, and a popular, easy to make seafood recipe that’s fresh and tasty.
Read your copy online: Your Pilates Lifestyle Newsletter – Do The 100 FitNews – March – April, 2019.
Pilates and running are the perfect match. A solid core supplements and improves a number of areas critical for peak performance.
Runners Get Big Boost From Core Strength
The other day I came across a guest blog over on Brooks (shoes) Running that shows several exercises runners can perform after a run to improve their results. The writer says that, “A strong core helps create a runner’s longevity on the road and can help alleviate back pain.” Fair enough – but wait, there’s more!
Most runners don’t realize how important maintaining the correct posture is to peak performance and endurance. Joseph Pilates’ original concept of Contrology – the method of developing controlled movement from a strong core – is even more applicable today, as we pursue a variety of physical activities on a regular basis. And that’s especially true when it comes to running.
Pilates System Connects Body And Mind
His Pilates System stresses the connection between the mind and the body for maximum efficiency and benefit. Along the way, Pilates practitioners learn to focus on (among other functions) breath control while they build that strong, long and lean core by performing the interconnected movements Joe first described nearly a century ago.
Runners – and cubicle workers, and frequent flyers – all benefit from a well developed core, first and most noticeably from an improved posture which in turn leads to more efficient breath control, better coordination, extra stamina, and overall strength.
If you’re a runner, Pilates should be part of your workout. It starts with The 100. But it doesn’t stop there.