Explore the science behind over 50 pilates exercises to master each movement with confidence and control. Did you know that performing Pilates can strengthen your core, improve flexibility and posture, and help to reduce stress and anxiety at the same time? Backed by scientific research, learn how Pilates exercises benefit every system in the body.

Science of Pilates reveals the facts with annotated artworks that show the mechanics, the angles, how your blood flow and respiration are affected, the key muscle and joint actions working below the surface of each exercise, safe alignment, and much more!

Go on a journey of self-discovery to explore:

  • Specially commissioned CGI artworks depict all the main Pilates exercises with variations that add or reduce challenge.
  • Artworks detail the mechanics of each exercise, correct body posture, the muscles involved and how they engage to perform movements.
  • Illustrations featuring colour-coding to highlight how the muscles, ligaments, and joints engage, stretch, and relax to perform each exercise.
  • Pilates programmes tailored to different abilities and aims. -
  • Suggested practices with a progressive increase in challenge over weeks and months. -
  • Easy-to-follow infographics help explain the hard science behind why Pilates training is so effective and what beneficial physical adaptations it can bring.
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ISBN/EAN 9780241580578
Author Tracy Ward
Publisher Dorling Kindersley
Imprint DK
Publication date 29 Dec 2022
Format Paperback
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Science of Pilates : Understand the Anatomy and Physiology to Perfect Your Practice

DK brings you a ground-breaking health book that will help you revitalise your workouts and perfect your Pilates practice, by understanding the muscle action, breathwork and techniques required, every step of the way.

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