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VASIE Pilates for Flexibility

MUSCLE TONE improves FLEXIBILITY. The basic premise is that you are using one set of muscles (let's say your abs) to stretch out the muscles on the opposite side of the joint (in this case - back muscles).

The Research

The secret to true and lasting flexibility, freedom of movement lays in TONING opposing muscles you are trying to stretch. Meet PNF or active stretching.

If you do VASIE Pilates you experience this type of stretching on a regular basis. Studies show this type of stretching is more effective. [read NIH study]

Example

The basic premise is that you are using one set of muscles (let's say your abs) to stretch out the muscles on the opposite side of the joint (in this case - back muscles).

flexibility is in your brain

When you use your quads (thigh muscle on the front) to bring your leg closer to your chest you are stretching your hamstrings (back of the leg). This reminds your brain that there is a relationship between the two muscle groups and therefore allows the back of the leg to release easier. Ultimately, this changes the setting in your nervous system for better, more functional, relaxed, easier on your joints movement.

Check out this great article by Burr Leonard creator of BarMethod on this topic.[read]

Stretching and strengthening is key to healing and preventing back pain By Harvard Health Publications.

[read]

Stretch & Strengthen

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This is a twofer! Stretch out those tight BACK muscles AND work your ABS.

Inhale, squeeze your legs together.

Kegel, exhale, round forward. Keep core active.

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Roll down only as far as you can maintain the even curve in your spine

Keep your hips on your heels

more tips...

1. Start with the natural curves in your spine

2. Keep your heels on your butt (sit with legs in front of you if you can't sit on your heels)

3. Keep shoulders down your back

4. 90 angle at your shoulder and elbows

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Welcome to Studio One Pilates, the first Pilates studio in Anchorage, Alaska! Studio One Pilates offers a full spectrum of group fitness Pilates classes including whole body boot camp, back and joint boot camp, pre and post-natal, VASIE Barre, signature Studio One VASIE bar system and reformer program. All Studio One instructors are full-time professional instructors with advanced training and five hours of continued weekly advanced study. In addition, all Studio One programs are research-based, reviewed, and approved by over 100 local physical therapists and medical doctors.

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