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What is the Pilates Core?

Pilates uses CORE STABILIZATION to promote coordination and centering, establish efficient movement patterns, and for injury prevention. Pilates exercises help develop balanced strength and flexibility in the muscles, increased range of motion in the joints and a renewed sense of mobility by focusing on the deep postural muscles for stability.

What Pilates called the "powerhouse" refers to the important core muscles of the trunk, the abdominals and back extensors. In particular, the deepest muscle of the abdominals, the transverses abdominus, which wraps around the body like a cumber bund, and the multifidus muscles, of the deep posterior spinal group, are vital for core stability. The more superficial muscles, such as the rectus abdominus and obliques in the front, and the transverso-spinalis and erector spinae groups of the back, work to stabilize and control movements of the spine as a whole.

Pilates also emphasizes utilizing the muscles of the hips and shoulders for both stabilizing and promoting efficient movement of the limbs. By working all of the muscle groups that support these "global" joints equally, it is possible to restore balance, increase strength and promote optimal range of motion in the joints.


 

 

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