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Doctor insights on: Malibu Pilates Chair Exercises

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Will the malibu Pilates chair really work?

Will the malibu Pilates chair really work?

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How effective is the malibu Pilates chair at toning?

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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How would a malibu Pilates chair help you during the routine?

How would a malibu Pilates chair help you during the routine?

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Which is more effective if i want to work out my legs: a malibu Pilates chair or stationary bike?

Which is more effective if i want to work out my legs: a malibu Pilates chair or stationary bike?

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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Is malibu Pilates good for a bad neck?

Is malibu Pilates good for a bad neck?

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Is Pilates exercise good for back problems?

Is Pilates exercise good for back problems?

Back issue: 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

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Is Pilates considered a good exercise? Will it help me stay fit?

Is Pilates considered a good exercise? Will it help me stay fit?

Yes, and yes.: Pilates are excellent for conditioning. They do not, however, replace vigorous cardiovascular exercise for maintanance of cardiovascular health. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good exercises, using a Pilates ball, for the abs?

Could you tell me what are good exercises, using a Pilates ball, for the abs?

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

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What are the exercises that a 4 months pregnant woman should avoid when doing Pilates ?

What are the exercises that a 4 months pregnant woman should avoid when doing Pilates ?

Exercise and pregnan: Exercise is appropriate through out pregnancy and needs to be modified for comfort and to prevent injury as pregnancy progresses. Gentle is best! ...Read more

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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 !

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

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Can I still exercise when I have my period? Can I run? What about Pilates?

Can I still exercise when I have my period? Can I run? What about Pilates?

Exercise: You can do anything you usual do during the month when you are having your period. No restrictions. ...Read more

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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 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?

Probably: Most tmd related symptoms can be attributed to stress related clenching. Myofacial pain is relieved by mouth guards. Yoga is extremely good for stress relief. It certainly can't hurt. ...Read more

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I am in Rhythm with AF and on Flecainide. Is moderate exercise dangerous eg Dancing, Yoga, Pilates, Long walks etc.

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

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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?

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?

Exercise: You may be able to return but it depends on the extent and location of hernia. Also expect to return in a progressive fashion. Should definitely coordinate this with your surgeon. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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 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?

Hernia: No restrictions 3 months after umbilical her is repair are necessary. The rectocele repair however may still warrant activity restriction, and you should check with your surgeon for that. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are the best exercises 16 months post spinal cord stimulator implant surgery? Besides a recumbent bike, is Pilates an option? Weak core.

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

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Is Pilates good for osteoporosis?

Is Pilates good for osteoporosis?

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

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Is Pilates helpful for weight management?

Is Pilates helpful for weight management?

Absolutely!!: Pilates has advantages by increasing core strength, stretching, raising heart rate, not being as hard on joints as running for some, is calming, builds lean muscle and can be enjoyable! i call that one of the ultimate exercises! ...Read more

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Which is better, yoga or Pilates or tai chi?

Which is better, yoga or Pilates or tai chi?

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

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What's the difference between yoga and pilates?

What's the difference between yoga and pilates?

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

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I had a gastrojejunostomy last year.can i do pilates??

I had a gastrojejunostomy last year.can i do pilates??

Yes.: Enjoy yourself. No physical restrictions. Good luck. ...Read more