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Malibu Pilates Chair Exercises
Great: I recommend the pilate chair to my patients more for when they need additional stretching of tight joints. It works great. I does help with tone as well, but i would recommend an excercise that adds some joint loading to help with muscle development and bone quality (as long as you don't suffer from arthritis). Good luck! ...Read more
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Tough: Great question. The pilates chair is great for allowing stretching of your lower leg mucles with is very important. The bike however will provide for better cardiovascular fitness as well as muscle tone and development. I'd recommend the bike with a good stretching program. Good luck! ...Read more
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Any exercise program which is consistent, emphasizes core strenghening and stretching is valuable for healing most situations which involve the back. One key aspect
Is to start slowly and increase incrementally If one stops for awhile then you adjust accordingly by decreasing time and intensity of your program . ...Read more
Yes, and yes.: Pilates are excellent for conditioning. They do not, however, replace vigorous cardiovascular exercise for maintanance of cardiovascular health. ...Read more
Core: All core exercises modified with the pilates ball can help. I'd recommend modified plank positions (straight, side, etc) as these are known to build core muscles. Good luck. ...Read more
What exercise can I do can I do when I have multiple pain issues???? tried, aerobics, yoga, Pilates, & karate
Why is it so difficult to get back into physical activity ex: Pilates after a long time of no structured exercise ? It's so much strain and tiring !
Out of shape: If u haven't been active recently w/ daily exercise it may take some time ( couple of weeks) for your aerobic capacity to improve to the point where it becomes more"easy" for you. Be patient and try to exercise @ least 20-25 min . 3-4 days / wk for the next month. If u can maintain this regimen or even increase the # or duration of your workouts u will find them "easier" .... And more fun! ...Read more
Exercise: You can do anything you usual do during the month when you are having your period. No restrictions. ...Read more
I was diagnosed w/ tmd. I used to exercises before but now i stopped cos i get muscle pains from my tmd. Will yoga or Pilates be good for me?
I am in Rhythm with AF and on Flecainide. Is moderate exercise dangerous eg Dancing, Yoga, Pilates, Long walks etc.
See details: Ask your cardiologist not someone who has no access to your medical records and cannot examine you. ...Read more
My right arm tends to feel numbness in a "L" shape position. Other than that, my arm is ok during sleep or other activity like Pilates and exercise?
I do strength training exercise five days a week and yoga and Pilates the other two days, can I return 6 weeks after my hernia surgery?
My right shin became numb after a pilates class. I also fell on my left hip during class, so am unsure if it was due to an exercise or the fall.
Numb shin: Your problem is probably due to your fall. The numbness should gradually clear up. If not you need to see your doctor. ...Read more
What Pilates exercises should I avoid if 3 months out from an umbilical hernia repair and a rectocele repair? What would be the best exercises for me?
What are the best exercises 16 months post spinal cord stimulator implant surgery? Besides a recumbent bike, is Pilates an option? Weak core.
An approach: I prefer starting with a physical therapist working in a warm water pool, and doing gentle exercises initially. Later, one could start some core exercises working on back and abdominal musculature. At some point, an experienced personal trainer should get involved. The equipment is not the key ingredient, instead, the human support and interactional education. ...Read more
I am 7 months post hernia repair with mesh. I had am a female who had a small hernia in the groin. I've started to notice soreness and a burning sensation at the site of the hernia. I've been doing exercise such as Pilates, yoga, and ballet stret
Trapped nerve: Call your surgeon for nerve block and treatment ...Read more
Had 2 mm punch biopsy for two moles (inner forearm and stomach). Can I exercise (pilates, yoga, etc.) immediately after the sutures are removed?
Usually : You would be able to....Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes, it can be:
Weight bearing exercise helps bone building by causing remodeling of bone and by stimulating the bone building cells to lay down new bone.
To the extent that pilates is weight bearing, it will help maintain bone health. ...Read more
Each has benefits: This is a bit like asking which is better, apples or oranges. There are many benefits for each of these. Yoga & tai chi are ancient techniques whereas pilates is more recent. All can benefit both mind & body.There are many varieties of yoga & tai chi & many different teachers. Some individuals will prefer/do better with one while another may prefer a different approach. You might want to try each! ...Read more
See below: Probably the biggest difference is that yoga is fundamentally a spiritual practice. The primary purpose of yoga is to teach students how to quiet their minds and enter a meditative state. On the other hand, pilates is strictly a physical exercise program, used specifically to correct imbalances in the body, strengthen muscles. ...Read more
Yes.: Enjoy yourself. No physical restrictions. Good luck. ...Read more