Top 5 Pilates Exercises for Endurance
Now this instructor put this together for men but women can do it too! No problem if, as with men, you work up to it.
These are among the original or ‘classic’ Pilates mat exercises, the first 34 created by Joseph Pilates nearly 100 years ago! They still make me work. Hard.
This is an excellent short video with text instruction to follow, by an excellent instructor who does not add needless crap such as alignment or breathing techniques. Simple the way it was originally meant to be!
Take a look!
Pilates Endurance Exercises For Men
In this video, I’ve put together the 5 best Pilates exercises to increase stamina and endurance in men. These exercises can be performed anywhere, anytime. All you need to do is map your body weight.
1. Pilates 100:
Lie down on your back. Get on table top position with your feet together, knees together or extend the legs out, heels together, toes apart. Place your arms to the side. Now pump the arms up and down, breathing in for 5 pauses and breathing out for 5. Count till 100. Inhale through the nose, and exhale through the mouth.
2. Single straight leg stretch:
Place your right leg up and left leg down. Grab your leg as high as you can, head up or down. Exhale. You’re going to do this set about 10 times, twice on each leg. Keep breathing. Don’t be afraid to bend the knees, as it takes the pressure off the legs.
3. Roll up:
Bring the legs together in a seated position. Place your heels together, draw your toes towards you, bend your knees. Do this about 4 times. Take the arms up, exhale and hinge up and over the toes, stretch. Next inhale up, tuck the chin as you roll down. Keep the lower back down and try to take the arms all over to the back. Next, inhale lift the arms and hinge again. Keep it smooth.
4. Pulling the straps:
Next, lie down on your front, arms to the sides, inhale and open the legs, bring your hands forward to grab those imaginary straps and pull working the whole backside of your body. Do this 4 times.
Place your arms forward shoulder-width and legs hip-width. Inhale and lift opposite hand and opposite leg. Chop the arms and the legs. Do this for 5 counts.
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