Re: Pilates."Tetsuo Shima" <TetsuoShima@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> "Dan Volker" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > "Tetsuo Shima" <TetsuoShima@hotmail.com> wrote in
> > message news:c6jofp$cvkuo$1@ID-223554.news.uni-
> > berlin.de...
> > > Anyone tried it?
> > >
> > I do a 5:30pm class every Monday night.
> > The rationale I have for Pilates is that the road
> > cycling I used to do,
> > nothing to keep up core strength, but did build up legs
> > and other major muscles to the point of imbalance.
> > Pilates is "supposed" to be the best answer for this,
> > since it really develops core/abdominal strength. I have
> > found my back is always feeling good now, and I have
> > better use
> > sprint power utilizing stronger abdominals to stabilize
> > the leg power
> > Dan V
> I can't say i'm "fit", would it be easy for me to get
> into? I'd really
> to make better use of my muscles.
You would start in a beginner class, and gradually get
better core strength. You should plan on this plus a few
days per week lifting weights at the gym for 15 minutes or
so ( high rep, low rest). And ride your mountain bike as
many days per week as you can:-)