Benefits of TRX Suspension Training… by NCSF

The National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) published the following overview of TRX Suspension Training.  Here are a few excerpts from the article:

“Suspension training appears to be a novel method of exercise with explicit benefits.”

“Suspension training creates a unique training stress for proprioceptive and stability enhancement not commonly experienced during more traditional training approaches.”

“It forces the participant to engage the ‘core’ musculature at all times to maintain proper body alignment… which can translate into enhanced core stability.”

“Suspension training has significant balance and coordination requirements, and forces the participant to train the body as a functional unit.”

“Overall, suspension training seems to be a great variation to reduce boredom, introduce different joint stresses to a program, and address multiple components of performance with each individual exercise.”

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Pilates defines 7 of the 10 Top Fitness Trends for 2013

(by Marsha Dorman)

Perhaps you’ve heard of Pilates or seen Pilates machines on TV, but what is Pilates, really…?

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The Pilates Method is a system of exercises developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates, who brought the method from Germany to New York City in 1926.  Performed on a mat, small equipment, and spring-based apparatus the Pilates method was called  “contrology” by its founder and meant “discipline: control of the body, mind, breath and spirit.”  Designed as “corrective exercise” Joseph Pilates also used the term “uniform development” to describe its potential benefits.

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