Pilates training has numerous beneﬁts for you. First of all, it’s highly adaptable, so you can do it at your home or complement it with your workout regime in the gym.
If you’re looking for a new, ﬂexible, and challenging way to improve your balance, muscle-mind connection, and abdominal endurance, look no further! At Fitness Vibes in Abu Dhabi, you have personal trainers that specialize in Pilates training. You can see all about them right here.
What differentiates pilates training from regular training? Do you get faster results? Few things are guaranteed:
- You will have impressive-looking core muscles. Pilates training mostly focuses on your So, no more inﬁnite number of ab-crunches;
- A cardio workout that isn’t always the same thing (running or jogging on a treadmill). With every pilates training, you will learn new moves and endure ab workouts even more. For me, I’ve almost instantly noticed that I can plank nearly double the time because of pilates;
- You will feel your abs working like never Pilates emphasizes slow movements, control, and stability. So, that beneﬁts you because it targets different muscle groups than your regular ab training;
- Your own body is weight, so don’t expect to be super-easy, but it has numerous beneﬁts if you incorporate it in your overall.
It doesn’t take much of your time. You can even do it any time you want during the day, or rest days, for that matter. Consult with your personal trainer, and he will inform you the best he can.
Now, let’s dig deeper into why it would be best to incorporate pilates training to get your dream body goal.
Anyone can try out pilates training
With every major change in life, it comes uncertainty, even when shifting your training regime. But can you really incorporate pilates training into everything?
Yes, you can! Whether you’re a pro athlete, a senior person, or a beginner, pilates and its foundations allow for anyone to give it a try! In recent years, there have been additions in pilates training, even during pregnancy.
So, there is no need for you to worry if you’re just beginning to work out. There are so many modiﬁcations that you can consult with your personal trainer.
Dreaming of captioning your journey to ultimate abs? Just do pilates
I don’t know how many ab crunches I did and ab workout variations I have tried. Of course, an adequate nutritional plan comes with it. They were beginning to show, but it’s not what I expected. I wanted to take off my shirt and the abs to display in any lighting.
I needed something that is going to challenge my core muscles differently. Man, I never felt that much core activation in my life! And you know what the best thing about pilates training is?
You don’t have to look for youtube videos featuring “This is for upper abs, this is for your side abs,” etc. Pilates training challenges every single core muscle in your body!
Muscle-body connection is important
Pilates training incorporates six basic principles in every move you make: centering, concentration, control, precision, breath, and ﬂow. What does this all mean?
Your core muscles aren’t just for bragging (well, it’s a nice beneﬁt and show off), but a strong core means many things. First off, it helps you control your breathing during weight lifting. It all begins from centering your strength, focusing on the movement, being precise about it, breathing slowly, and ﬂowing the move to the end.
Because you practice complex movements involving your whole body and practice precise movements (arms, legs, and backside), muscle-mind connection improves.
Muscle-mind connection is crucial for targeting speciﬁc muscle groups when lifting weight. An adequate muscle-mind connection gives you an extra edge when doing isolation exercises and engages your muscles way more.
Pilates training is highly variable
Don’t you get tired of the same old training routine and expecting different and faster results?
During this pandemic, some of us are even prohibited from leaving our homes. This is when personal trainers and pilates come in! You don’t need any demanding equipment or enormous space. Your favorite room where you feel most comfortable will suﬃce. We also recommend your most comfortable clothes.
Whenever I ﬁnished my workout in the gym, I always remembered that I can expect something new in pilates training. The next time I get prepared for pilates, I’m not saying to myself: “Let’s just ﬁnish this,” instead, I’m saying: “Next time, I can plank for a minute more”!
No more same old ab crunches
There is nothing more tedious than counting how many ab crunches you did. You try your best to add new exercises every time, but you can easily get lost in the counting and what exercises you should do next time.
With pilates training, there are levels and speciﬁc programs for each level. Your personal pilates trainer will tell you when you’re going to advance to the next level. So, you won’t have to bother downloading those countless ab crunches programs on YouTube or the App Store.
Be like the Hulk on those compounds movements
This may come as a surprise to anyone reading this, but your overall strength depends on many things. Your posture is an often overlooked thing, but your core is the key here.
To have a good form and posture, you need to develop solid strength on your core. It helps keep the balance and the movement done correctly.
My favorite exercise is the deadlift. For some reason, it’s my “strongest” exercise where I rack up almost all the weights in the gym! During some time, I had trouble racking up weights. I needed one extra push and to try something new.
Pilates training involves holding your body during some pretty diﬃcult positions. In case you didn’t know, there is a thing called “muscle memory.” Whenever you learn something new, let’s say you can endure more complex movements that will “overﬂow” on your strength training. Because of that, I can give that extra 10% on every compound lift I do.
Involves your whole body, even your backside. A killer booty to be impressed about
Developing a booty to be noticeable in tight jeans or sweatpants isn’t just about lunges or squats. Of course, it would be best to do them, but glutes are sometimes best called “lazy muscles.”
That means that you really need to isolate them to make them work and be incorporated into the movement. Pilates training involves poses and movements that will challenge your glutes to their maximum.
The three main gluteus muscles (maximum, minimum, and medius) are not made just for squatting or jumping. They are crucial for many complex movements in your body. Pilates has the edge here because it hits all three gluteal muscles simultaneously. So, you can be really proud of yourself when putting on some tight jeans!
Joint pain free
It’s a real bummer when you injure yourself. Even when you recover, you’re reluctant to get back at the same intensity, so you don’t prolong the recovery or make the injury even worse.
When you get the green light to get back to training, pilates training can help you determine whether you’re ready to get back to the same intensity as before. It’s not the same as lifting weights, but your joints are the thing to look out for, too, especially if they are injured!
I suffered from a rotator cuff injury. I wasn’t able to do chest exercises at all. Pilates training helped me with the recovery process, and I could get back at weight lifting in no time!
Many famous celebrities are promoting pilates training
We all have role models in our lives, or at least someone we adore on television. Madonna, Lady Gaga, Cameron Diaz, Miley Cyrus, David Beckham, and many others are doing pilates training. Some of them are willing to share their tips and secrets.
The best-kept secret in pilates training is continuity. There is no special rule or anything. Personal trainers will be here with you so you can share some of your own tips and tricks, like your favorite celebrity.
The most valuable thing I’ve learned in pilates training is that it’s not all about the explosive energy and racking up more and more weights. Concentration-focused movement and steady progress are guaranteed. Being able to endure more, lift more, and be more ﬂexible is a certainty in pilates training.