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The Complete Guide to Joseph H. Pilates’ Techniques of Physical Conditioning
With Special Help for Back Pain and Sports Training
Popularized by dancers and fitness experts, the Pilates’ program has now been embraced by all who desire the strong, flexible and fit body that the exercises develop. This best-selling guide to Pilates’ highly effective program is the most comprehensive available. It has now been revised and expanded to address the needs of athletes and those who suffer from back pain and work-induced problems. The important new material includes: * The B-Line Core: to give support for routines, a trimmer waist, and relief from back pain * The Stamina Stretch: to increase breathing capacity and support core abdominals * new back strengthening routines for rotational sports such as golf, tennis, and racquetball * new upper-body exercises for computer users * how to change the way you walk to prevent back pain and tension headaches. These 88 exercises are organized into basic, intermediate and advanced routines, and are focused on producing results. Over 200 step-by-step photographs and detailed descriptions make the exercises easy to follow.