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Difficult to keep legs up during double lying leg raise

I've been doing pilates recently and we often do a lying leg raise, either with or without bent knees: Doing a singular leg is fine for me, I have no issues. However doing a double leg raise and I ...
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Efficacy of pilates for fixing 'computer posture'

I have started pilates (on machines) with the intent of reversing my 'computer posture'. y arms rotate inward, and my shoulders slope forward. This is a well-known problem that comes from using ...
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Will Pilates kill my gains?

I am planning to start pilates for better posture and also weight training. I am planning to go to pilates in my rest days. But I am concerned with two things: 1) Will pilates kill my gains? Because ...
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Pilates mat vs reformer ? which is better?

I have a sway in my back. I am new to Pilates and it seems to correct the backache and sway in the back tremendously. But Pilates mat(at home) makes me feel stronger and posture corrects afterwards. ...
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Pilates: Trouble sitting with legs straight. How should I adapt the exercises?

When doing Pilates, I find it very difficult to sit on the mat with my legs straight in front of me. Due to my tight hamstrings and lower back, my centre of gravity is behind my bottom, so I will ...
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Pilates breathing and core engagement

I am new to pilates and have been working on my lateral breathing. It gets tiring doing it alone. But when I do it with simple mat exercise like roll up, I sometimes feel like I am out of breath or ...
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Pilates- Taking time to learn form versus… actually doing it?

I bought this manual on the Pilates method and upon reading it, I was pretty surprised how wrong my form has been all along. This manual has enough detail for each exercise to effectively keep ...
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What are good geriatric exercise routines for a 70 year old?

Given that my father only complains a little bit about his left knee, which routines should him practice to be fit and prepared for ordinary tasks? Pilates, gym and physical therapy? More details ...
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How to asess and correct imbalances in the body [closed]

I suspect I have a lot of imbalances in my body causing pain. How do I assess and correct them? I expect to consult a professional, so what kind of professional is part of the question. (Regular ...
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Why would someone do Pilates as their main fitness activity?

What are reasons for someone to do Pilates as his or her main fitness activity (like how other people do strength training, yoga, or running)? What does doing Pilates entail?
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What is Pilates and what are some good resources on it?

What is the Pilates? What kind of training/equipment does it involve? Can beginners do Pilates? Are there any good resources in terms of book/websites on Pilates?