General Advice: What Is Core Stability?

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Plank Exercise To Strengthen Core MusclesSeveral of the exercises already given in this advice section are aimed at boosting your core muscle strength. Your core muscles are the deepest layers of muscle that hold the joints together, allowing the more superficial muscles to provide the movement. Most importantly, these are the muscles that form the abdominal cavity.

One of the best, and certainly the easiest to access ways to strengthen these muscles is with pilates.

Pilates is a complete exercise method developed by its founder Joseph Pilates over the course of a lifetime dedicated to improving physical and mental health.
Pilates focuses on building your body's core strength and improving your posture through a series of low repetition low impact stretching and conditioning exercises.Core Muscles Explained

By core strength, we are talking about your back, abdominal and pelvic muscles. Through pilates, you will be able to develop these muscles without adding bulk, increasing your flexibility and agility and at the same time toning your stomach and thigh muscles.

Pilates goes far beyond your core muscles however and not only provides a complete body workout (you will be working muscles you didn't even know you had!), but also helps you develop an awareness of how your body works, helping you protect against future injuries.

Pilates can be done either by enrolling in a class (for which there are many within Tewkesbury), or by purchasing a DVD and doing the exercises at home.

Pilates To Stabilise the SpineThe very nature of the exercises mean that they can be difficult to get the hang of originally, so we would always recommend enrolling in a class; at least for a couple of months; by which time you should be able to repeat the exercises in front of a video with much less chance of injuring yourself. If you are using pilates for a specific issue, you would certainly benefit far more from expert guidance.

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