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Excerpts — Pilates and Conditioning for Athletes PDF

Lateral skip with rotation exercise

Use the same marching rhythm of the lateral skip and add a crossover.

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Pilates principles and the seven pillars

Pilates is a complete body-conditioning program that integrates your mind and body to improve precision in muscle control, strength, flexibility, and breath control.

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Relationship between Pilates and resistance training

Pilates and resistance training have a symbiotic relationship. Lifting weights is actually a neurologically driven movement working against external forces on your body while maintaining internal stability.

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Single-leg stretch exercise

The single-leg stretch increases the flexibility of your hip flexors, strengthens your core, and stretches your back and legs.

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