Pilates and Conditioning for Athletes
An Integrated Approach to Performance and Recovery
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Then follow detailed instructions for 124 Pilates mat and traditional conditioning exercises to strengthen your core, improve your posture, increase flexibility, and correct muscle imbalances. You will learn the following:
- Breathing exercises to increase lung capacity and reduce stress
- Stretching routines to open your hips, hamstrings, and back
- Joint articulation to improve range of motion and balance
- Resistance training for strength and power
- Medicine ball training for working in diagonal and transverse planes
- A dynamic warm-up series to begin each training session
Successful athletes never leave their training to chance: Every workout is planned, every exercise is done for a specific reason, and each movement and program builds upon the previous one. Whether you are a weekend warrior, a college or professional athlete, or a 70-year-old triathlete, Pilates and Conditioning for Athletes will help you incorporate Pilates training to become a stronger, faster, healthier, and better-equipped athlete.
Earn continuing education credits/units! A continuing education exam that uses this book is also available. It may be purchased separately or as part of a package that includes both the book and exam.
AudienceAthletes, strength coaches, and professional trainers looking to enhance athletic performance and overall conditioning with innovative training methods such as Pilates.
Chapter 1. Functional Philosophy
Chapter 2. Goal Setting, Primary Assessment, and Visualization
Chapter 3. Daily Movements That Enhance Performance
Chapter 4. Movement Prep: Dynamic Warm-Up
Part II. Foundational Movement
Chapter 5. Pilates Exercises
Chapter 6. Training With Medicine Ball and Resistance Bands
Chapter 7. Fundamental Strength Exercises
Part III. Pick Your Program
Chapter 8. Foundational Workouts
Chapter 9. Intermediate, Advanced, and Sport-Specific Workouts
—Chris Sale, Pitcher for the Boston Red Sox
“Today’s athletes are looking for ways to develop optimal performance and longevity in their careers, and Pilates has become an important tool in that development. Pilates and Conditioning for Athletes is a must read for those looking to take their workouts into the future of athletic conditioning.”
—Jeff Smith, First-Base Coach for the Minnesota Twins
“The hardest thing for an athlete to find in the weight room every day is the desire to train. Rick Lademann and the Beyond Motion team create a fun and seriously detailed work environment, which made me want to be there and work even harder. Rick is one of the best strength coaches in the country, which is why so many world-class athletes seek him out for their off-season training programs. Having the book Pilates and Conditioning for Athletes is just like having him as your personal coach.”
—Bronson Arroyo, Former MLB Pitcher, MLB All-Star
“Rick Lademann has dedicated his life to coaching and developing professional athletes. He is the best I have ever seen at applying knowledge of how the body works to a specific sport. There’s no team I would trust more than Rick and Amy Lademann to prepare me for a healthy, successful season.”
—Collin Cowgill, Outfielder for the Philadelphia Phillies
Pilates principles and the seven pillars
Relationship between Pilates and resistance training
Single-leg stretch exercise