How to combine Pilates with other training ?
If you do Pilates and add other forms of exercise into your weekly routine, you are cross training. There are some good reasons to do this. Here are a few:
- Pilates exercises are oriented toward functional fitness, meaning that Pilates teaches you to move better, in general, thereby enhancing performance and reducing risk of injury in other activities.
- Cross training that combines strength training with cardio is said to be the best way to get in good shape.
- Cross training helps to add variety to a workout routine & develop balanced muscles.
Pilates with other training:
Strength and Flexibility in Cross Training
Cross training is really just combining exercise types. Pilates is the moderate strength training aspect of a cross training program.Pilates has so many more benefits, it’s hard to leave it at that but for today’s topic let’s look into that aspect:
Among Many Benefit Pilates huge benefit is to develop both: Strength and flexibility are of special interest for cross trainers.
The Pilates Method is founded on core strength.
Pilates mat and equipment exercises strengthen not just the outer muscles of the center of the body but also the deep inner Stabilizer muscles of the pelvis, abdomen, and back: like muscles: pelvic floor, deepest layer of the abdominal, and back muscles. These kind of precision is hard to obtain in any other disciplines as many sport target a result, a goal and a performance, whereas Pilates is all about correct & precise movement.
Core strength by supporting trunk muscles is giving a nice and sculpted posture. The joints without any pressure are free to allow a natural flexibility of the limbs.
While gaining this precision and right musculature will lead you to get better performances in any others sports.
Pilates is a full-body integration training. It develops amazingly: core strength.
However, if you are going to depend on Pilates exclusively for your strength training, you will probably want to add the resistance exercises done with large and small Pilates equipment. I like to use props in my group classes: magic circles, balloons. That will expand your options for developing strength in the limbs as well as the core.
Most of people love the long, lean-looking muscles that come from Pilates. Most of my clients are satisfied with the level of integrative, moderate strength training that Pilates provides.
Pilates resistance training is enough to give you:
- -functional power
- -help build bone
- -burn more calories (because muscle is a calorie burner)