Post-Natal Telehealth Pilates (now available for you at home) – Pilates Fitness Article

Post-Natal Telehealth Pilates (now available for you at home) As a new mother it can be hard to find time for yourself amongst the adjustment to new routines and sleeplessness. One of the last things that you can find the time to do is exercise. Post-Natal exercise is an important part of the post-natal recovery period and has been found to help reduce the chances of obesity, help increase strength and endurance for the tasks of mothering, assist with preventing…

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Pilates for Runners – Part 2 – Pilates Fitness Article

Pilates for Runners – Part 2 In my last blog (Pilates for Running – Part 1) I wrote about the benefits and recent evidence of incorporating a Pilates program into your running training to improve your overall running performance. Today I am going to share a few of my favourite Pilates exercises aimed at improving running performance through improving muscle activation patterns, trunk stability and abdominal and gluteal strength. The first exercise that I love to work on with runners…

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Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD – Pilates Fitness Article

Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD In many activities, like dancing, yoga and gymnastics, an increase in joint mobility is considered advantageous. But for some people hypermobility comes with an increase in joint pain, fatigue, an increased risk of injury and for a small number it can be a symptom of an underlying Heritable Disorder of Connective Tissue. A joint is considered hypermobile when it moves beyond the normal range. Hypermobility can exist at just one or…

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‘Working Out’ From Home | Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD – Pilates Fitness Article

‘Working Out’ From Home | Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD If you are one of the many people who are working from home over the next few weeks you will be experiencing a change in your normal routine and for some of you that will be forgoing your normal gym, exercise or group class. But being at home is not an excuse for being inactive, there are plenty of ways to exercise at home to maintain…

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Online Telehealth Physio + Pilates – Pilates Fitness Article

Online Telehealth Physio + Pilates Our doors are still open here at Bend + Mend, but if you can’t come to us, we can come to you through Telehealth, our new Physio and Pilates Online Service. This will allow you to attend your Pilates sessions or Physio Treatments during this time where many of you will be working from home. For those of you who new to Bend + Mend, or those who are unable to come into the clinic,…

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Becoming a Pilates Star | Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD – Pilates Fitness Article

Becoming a Pilates Star | Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD As we make a conscious attempt to stay at home, we find ourselves looking to start new hobbies, new exercise routines or getting into some of the home projects we have previously pushed aside. Exercising at home can be a challenge if you are new to body weight and mat work. If you are like me and are used to feeling the strong burn after a…

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5 Effective and Simple Upper Body Strength Routines – Workout Fitness Article

5 Effective and Simple Upper Body Strength Routines There are thousands of ways to resistance train. Provided you work hard and safely, document the results, allow enough recovery time between workouts, and then train progressively, resistance training will work within your genetic endowment and nutritional intake habits.   Regarding the upper-body, you can use a variety of tools and overload protocols to address the upper body muscles: the pectorals, deltoids, lats, traps, biceps, triceps, and other associated muscle structures. There…

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Row, Press, and Shrug It Off – Workout Fitness Article

Row, Press, and Shrug It Off This barbell workout will pull, push, and shrug your upper body until your arms are feeling mighty noodle-ish. However, you will rebuild those ‘”noodles” into nice strong arms after proper nutrition and recovery. You will need to have access to a barbell with varied resistance, and a bench, to complete this workout. Do you have a fitness resolution? Make progress towards achieving your goals with Skimble’s top fitness apps and supportive community. If you’re new to…

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Build A Bridge…To Better Glutes And Hamstrings! – Pilates Fitness Article

Build A Bridge…To Better Glutes And Hamstrings! A commonly prescribed exercise which is used in the early stages of rehabilitation is bridging. Bridging is a functional exercise which is used to strengthen the gluteals, hamstrings and lower limb and can be easily incorporated into daily activity. There are many different types of bridges that can be prescribed depending on your area of pain or overall problem. Sometimes it can be difficult to know where you are supposed to feel the…

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How to Assess the Squat – Fitness Article

How to Assess the Squat Programming: Movement – Assessing the squat Have you ever had an aha moment with a long-time client that left you slightly embarrassed? A moment where you realized, after coaching this person for two years, that the reason he has a massive forward lean on his squat isn’t because his hamstrings are tight, but because of a motor control and bracing deficiency. All this time, you could have provided different cues and accessory work than you…

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Pilates Helps Reduce Low Back Pain In Men – Pilates Fitness Article

Pilates Helps Reduce Low Back Pain In Men A recent Randomised Control Trial (RCT) has highlighted the significance of exercise on reduction of low back pain for male long term sufferers. Exercise has long been associated with the reduction of low back pain and, combined with the mental health benefits, gives chronic back pain sufferers a greater overall quality of life. So which modalities or types of exercise were investigated in this study you ask? Pilates, of course! The trial…

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A Balancing Act | Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD – Pilates Fitness Article

A Balancing Act | Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD Balance and coordination are vital in daily living, from stepping out of bed in the morning to laying back down of a night, the importance of knowing which way is up and which way is down allows you to get on with your day. Regularly in the clinic we talk about the importance of balance and coordination as part of rehabilitation. But what is Balance? You may…

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Strength Training after a Mastectomy – Workout Fitness Article

Strength Training after a Mastectomy It had been about six months since my breast reconstruction surgery and bilateral prophylactic mastectomy. I was at the gym, following an old training program I wrote. Back to training for months, I’d mostly avoided chest training. I glanced down to see which exercise was up next: Push-ups. I felt a little flutter in my stomach and made a spur-of-the-moment decision: I would try push-ups this time instead of skipping them. Since it would suck to lower myself down and…

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