Archive for the ‘core strength’ Category

Testimonial from Judy Greenwald

I’ve been working with Monica at Pilates Method for 6 years now.  I went to her originally because I’d read of the benefit Pilates has for people with scoliosis and although I’ve been practicing yoga and running for many years, I thought strengthening my core muscles and working with resistance would be a good next […]

September 29, 2010 · Monica Dawson · Comments Closed
Posted in: core strength, Injury Prevention, Pilates Method Studio

Basic exercises that will help your awareness with using your abs and not your hip flexors

Basic exercises that can help increase your awareness and set the foundation for abdominal strength and body mechanics that balance your abs and hip flexor use: Half Dead Bugs: In half dead bugs, we use the abdominal muscles to stabilize the pelvis so that we can feel the subtleties of the hip flexors at work. […]

May 16, 2010 · Monica Dawson · Comments Closed
Posted in: core strength, Injury Prevention

Working your Abs and not your Hip Flexors

First, the hip flexors are a group of muscles that bring the thigh and trunk of the body closer together. You use your hip flexors in many daily activities like walking, stepping up, and bending over.. Obviously, we need our hip flexors. But we usually don’t need them as much as we use them in […]

May 9, 2010 · Monica Dawson · Comments Closed
Posted in: core strength, Injury Prevention