Do you know anyone who...? We all enjoy meeting people who are of like mind, on the same wavelength as us. When people seem to have shared similar experiences to us we find it easy to trust them. This is why we judge reviewers as much as reviews, why word of mouth is our preferred method to find a new hairdresser and why nepotism in the workplace will never truly die. It's simpler to ask a friend, 'Do you know anyone who...?' than to trust any internet search. Over the next f
Stabilise the Spine This week we really need two videos to describe the full 'brace' capability of our lower backs. The first video takes you through the basics of bracing while the second progresses these moves safely and effectively.
Mastering the ability to hold our backs firmly in the natural aligned position is one of the most important skills we bring to our Pilates practice so taking the time to study this section on bracing will repay itself over and again.
Rectus Abdominis The Six Pack Muscle
What are they?
They're probably the most well known muscle group of all!
Where are they?
These muscles run from the pelvis are up towards the bottom few ribs. They're the closest of the abdominal muscles to the skin which means they're more readily visible, especially in people who have little body fat. What do they do?
They don't do much, really. The main function is trunk flexion - literally just creating a sit up move. They also assi