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Pilates on the Ball

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Publisher Comments:

A unique and exciting synthesis of two highly acclaimed fitness techniques: Pilates Method and the Swiss exercise ball.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Non-impact Pilates exercises on the ball can be adapted for all levels of ability, from fitness trainers and weekend athletes to those healing from injury or chronic back pain. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Shows how to practice Pilates techniques without expensive equipment.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Profusely illustrated with black-and-white photographs for maximal learning.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The Pilates Method of body conditioning is a highly effective workout technique that strengthens the body while engaging the mind. Developed in the early twentieth century by accomplished boxer and gymnast Joseph Pilates, the Pilates Method aligns the body; builds long, lean muscles; and develops core abdominal strength. Many lifestyle and fitness magazines have named Pilates the hottest workout of the decade.and#160; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In a first-of-its-kind fusion, andlt;iandgt;Pilates on the Ballandlt;/iandgt; merges the principles and exercises of the highly effective Pilates Method of body conditioning with the unique functions of the exercise ball, used by Olympic coaches, dancers, and athletes to fine-tune body awareness and enhance physical performance. The ball magnifies the benefits of the carefully developed and refined Pilates Method. Because maintaining balance on the ball recruits the deep, stabilizing muscles of the spine, the postural muscles are strengthened. The ball intensifies athletic performance by increasing resistance and heightening awareness of how the body moves in space. Chapters detail the Pilates principles step by step, with successive movements to challenge all levels of ability and andquot;watch pointsandquot; for careful evaluation of your form. Intense enough to engage seasoned athletes yet accessible enough to use as an everyday exercise routine or to alleviate chronic pain, andlt;iandgt;Pilates on the Ballandlt;/iandgt; builds strong bodies and engaged minds.

Synopsis:

In a first-of-its-kind fusion, Pilates on the Ballmerges the principles and exercises of the highly effective Pilates Method of body conditioning with the unique functions of the exercise ball, used by Olympic coaches, dancers, and athletes to fine-tune body awareness and enhance physical performance.

Synopsis:

Fitness expert Craig presents a unique and exciting synthesis of two highly acclaimed fitness techniques: Pilates Method and the Swiss exercise ball. 200 photos.

About the Author

Colleen Craig, a Certified Pilates Trainer and ballet dancer, studied the Pilates Method with Moira Stott at the Stott International Training and Certification Centre in Canada. She lives in Toronto.

Table of Contents

andlt;Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Preface andlt;BRandgt; Introduction: Heaven or Hell? Our Relationships to Physical Activity andlt;BRandgt; Ingrid's Story andlt;BRandgt; Movement and You andlt;BRandgt; Who Can Benefit? andlt;BRandgt; Movement with meaning: The Intelligent Workout andlt;BRandgt; Mind/Body Connection andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;1. A Formidable Partnershipandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Pilates and the Exercise Ball andlt;BRandgt;Coming Home andlt;BRandgt;What Is Pilates-Physiotherapy or Body Conditioning? andlt;BRandgt;The Basic Principles of Pilates andlt;BRandgt;Why Pilates-based Ballwork? andlt;BRandgt;The Unique Power of the Ball andlt;BRandgt;Other Uses for the Ball andlt;BRandgt;Before You Start andlt;BRandgt;The Right Ball for You andlt;BRandgt;This Is Your Ride andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;2. Breathing and Breathers andlt;BRandgt;Joseph Pilates's Story andlt;BRandgt;Back Breathing andlt;BRandgt;Breathing Patterns as Therapy andlt;BRandgt;The Breathing Exercises andlt;BRandgt;Breathing Observations - Back Breathing - Side Breathing andlt;BRandgt;Breathers-Cocoons of Readiness andlt;BRandgt;Breather One - Breather Two - Breather Three andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;3. The Postural Exercises andlt;BRandgt;Elsie's Story andlt;BRandgt;Postural Types andlt;BRandgt;What Is Ideal Posture? andlt;BRandgt;Inside Out: The Postural Muscles andlt;BRandgt;The Postural Exercises andlt;BRandgt;Sitting - Bouncing - Spine Stretch Foreward - The Saw - Round Back - Bodysheres: Seated Lateral Shift - Spine Twist - Mermaid andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;4. The Abdominal Exercises andlt;BRandgt; Edwin's Story andlt;BRandgt;"Life" and Lower Back Pain andlt;BRandgt;The Powerhouse and Lower Back Pain andlt;BRandgt;Centering andlt;BRandgt;The Abdominal Exercises andlt;BRandgt;Navel-to-Spine - Little Abdominal Curls - Full Abdominal Curls - BodySpheres: Upper Abdominal Curl - The Waterfall - The Rollup - Leg Circles - Rolling Like a Ball - Single Leg Stretch - Double Leg Stretch - Obliques - The Rollover andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;5. The Extensions andlt;BRandgt;An Average Sunday: My Story andlt;BRandgt;Be Balanced, be Sane andlt;BRandgt;Extention versus Flexion andlt;BRandgt;The Extention Exercises andlt;BRandgt;The Swan - Swan Dive - Shell on the Ball - More Extentions - Grasshopper andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;6. Pilates On the Ball Arm- and Footwork andlt;BRandgt;Jenny's Story andlt;BRandgt;Physical Frugality Is a Liability andlt;BRandgt;Inside Out - Benefits for Men and Women andlt;BRandgt;Resistance = Bone Workout andlt;BRandgt;Precision and Pace andlt;BRandgt;The Armwork andlt;BRandgt;Hug a Tree - Open Shoulders and Biceps Curls - Salute - Rowing - Flies and More Armwork andlt;BRandgt;The Footwork andlt;BRandgt;Parallel Feet - Small Turnout - High Half Toe - BodySpheres: Leap Frog - Lower and Lift - Wide Squat andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;7. Restoration and Rebuilding andlt;BRandgt;Susan's Story andlt;BRandgt;Muscles Do Remember andlt;BRandgt;Pain Reduction andlt;BRandgt;The Role of Abdominals in Back Care andlt;BRandgt;Shoulder and Neck Problems andlt;BRandgt;The Ball as Therapeutic Partner andlt;BRandgt;The Rebuilding Exercises andlt;BRandgt;Hip Rolls - Hip Rolls with Balance - Shoulder Bridges - Hip Lift Bend and Stretch - On the Side - Ball Balance - The Push-up - The Pike andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;8. The Simplest of Pleasures: Stretching andlt;BRandgt;Jeff's Story andlt;BRandgt;The Benefit of Stretching andlt;BRandgt;The Ins and Outs of Safe Stretches andlt;BRandgt;The Stretching Exercises andlt;BRandgt;Frog Stretch - Hamstring Stretch - Hip Stretch - Neck Stretch - The Shell - Side Stretches - Psoas Stretch - Shoulder Stretches - The Arch - The Squat andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;9. Stress Management and Cardiovascular Exercises andlt;BRandgt;Roseanne's Story andlt;BRandgt;Stress andlt;BRandgt;A Visit to a Relaxation Clinic and Other Stress Releasers andlt;BRandgt;The Cardiovascular Exercises andlt;BRandgt;Bouncing Plus - Bouncing with Arms - Foot Taps - Foot Kicks - Moving around the Ball andlt;BRandgt;De-stresing on the Ball: Relaxation Poses 1, 2, and 3 andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;10. Pilates on the Ball For Life andlt;BRandgt;Journeys versus Arrivals: Lucy's Story andlt;BRandgt;Honor Your Own Pace andlt;BRandgt;Accept Yourself as You Are Today andlt;BRandgt;Three Workouts andlt;BRandgt;Workout 1: Restorative Ball andlt;BRandgt;Workout 2: Basic ball andlt;BRandgt;Workout 3: Intermediate Ball andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Resources andlt;BRandgt;Ball,Video, and DVD Ordering Information andlt;BRandgt;Acknowledgments andlt;BRandgt;Exercise Logandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;andlt;/Bandgt;

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892819812
Author:
Craig, Colleen
Publisher:
Healing Arts Press
Location:
Rochester, Vt.
Subject:
Exercise
Subject:
Medicine ball.
Subject:
Pilates method
Subject:
Pilates
Subject:
Bodywork
Subject:
Swiss exercise balls
Subject:
Medicine balls
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Fitness
Subject:
PILATES/BODYWORK;WORLD S
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
2136-2
Publication Date:
20010931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
182 bandamp;w photographs and illustrati
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
10 x 8 x 0.6 in 16.765 oz

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"Synopsis" by , In a first-of-its-kind fusion, Pilates on the Ballmerges the principles and exercises of the highly effective Pilates Method of body conditioning with the unique functions of the exercise ball, used by Olympic coaches, dancers, and athletes to fine-tune body awareness and enhance physical performance.
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