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North Lakes Pilates Studio
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Experience all the benefits of this Pilates programme, no matter your age or experience level. We welcome longtime Pilates converts and newcomers alike. At our North Lakes Pilates Studio, we draw inspiration from the very best styles across Europe and North America.
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BENEFITS OF TRX AND FUNCTIONAL TRAINING
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The Benefits of TRX in pilates functional training is that you are moving the body (upper and lower) through a sequence of movement fluidly. Conditioning your arms or legs in TRX will enhance your strength through multiple frames of one particular movement pattern. For example: if you do a full squat jump from full flexion to full extension, you will have different positions that will be more challenging than others. This movement is training your body to work in every phase of that squat.
You might be really strong in a mid squat and could hold it for two minutes, or, you could go just below that mid-range squat and only be able to hold for 20 seconds. The beauty in the TRX is we can safely get you into a top to bottom movement making your strength range much broader than just that one position squat.
TRX & PILATES
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The TRX straps give you the stability to place your body in otherwise impossible ways to stand, squat, or lean into. This emphasises transitional movement, and also increases strength in potentially weak areas. The goal is then actualized when you are stronger in a multidimensional way, which will also decrease your potential of injury.
In conclusion, TRX and pilates will overall increase your strength, mobility, and body awareness. These aspects will make you stronger and help you be less likely to injure yourself.
BENEFITS OF PILATES AND TRX IN THE EYES OF PLYOMETRIC TRAINING
What is Plyometric training?
Plyometric training are exercises that include jumping, skipping, and explosive movement such as jump squats. The purpose of Plyometric training is to increase power and speed. There are two kinds of muscle contraction:
- Eccentric work is the muscle lengthened (going down a mountain)
- Concentric work is the muscle shortened (going up a mountain)
The basics of Plyometric is that we want to have a short recovery from our explosive movements so that the muscle builds power. When you do exercises on the jump board (reformer) for instance, your recovery between jumps is very short.
This will allow the muscle to develop and grow stronger because of the demand on the muscle in the short time frame. This is also why jump squats on the TRX are helpful because we are building your muscle to be stronger and more responsive. This is the same for arm work with short recovery.
Pilates has a mixture of slow movement which is a lot of the eccentric work we were talking about before that will build endurance and stability. This is also why we add in exercises that add more fast explosive movement with little recovery so that your muscle power will also be increased.
If you are looking for a workout that will target both kinds of work in your body the reformer and TRX classes will be great for building power and speed to your muscle conditioning. Whether you are cross training for a sport, want to have less back pain, want to feel stronger and more in control of your body, these activities will suit your needs.