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Loaded Stretching for Pancake

PANCAKE: There are many loaded stretching methods to help achieve the pancake, however I feel that some often jeopardise what I consider a key element of the position – keeping a flat lower back. 253 more words

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Ankle ROM, Mobility & Stability routine

Alternate foot each exercise. Perform 2-4 rounds between 2 and 4 times a week, depending on you requirement. Best performed barefoot/with minimal footwear and on soft ground i.e. 117 more words

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Becoming a better Pilates teacher*

I often think that becoming a Pilates teacher is like learning to drive (though it’s a different driving test now than the one I experienced in the 1990s) – you learn the manual, practice the tricky stuff, hopefully pass the test and then, once you’re on your own, you actually learn how to drive. 916 more words

Joseph Pilates

How to choose your movement practice {Video}

Kinema Project products

Pliable body (Get flexible fast!)

The Dynamic Structure (Bulletproof your joints!)

Movement

My training journey so far...

January is a good time to reflect on my training, and the journey its taken over the years. My initial entrance into the world of exercise was in the free weights section of the gym when I was about 16 years old. 420 more words

Exercise

Occasional comfort, moments of magic

Or, a weekend with Robert Downey Jr Tom Weksler

I wasn’t sure if it was so glaringly obvious that it would be crass to mention it (except to my wife, who knows not to expect any better), or if I was the only one seeing it but, particularly when he grins, Tom Weksler seems like the spitting image of RDJr. 1,552 more words

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3 strategies to develop work capacity

A crucial principle in your physical development is progressive overload. Mark Rippetoe shares this story on Starting Strength, where somebody went out at midday for 3 months to take the sun for 5 minutes. 445 more words

Strength (gymnastics And Weightlifting)