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The wall glute stretch

The gluteas muscles or buttocks are often tight and the cause of discomfort as they have a very large job to do, stabilising the hip joint and providing the link between this weight bearing joint and the legs. When there is any misallignment in the lower body or there has been a past injury the...

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A good starter for any routine – the squat

The squat is a fundamental exercise in any person that is doing weight trainings routine and rightly so, It is a great exercise to engage several muscle groups and provide all round strength. The benefits of the squat are not lost on those that are rehabilitating joints that have been degenereated by arthritis and any...

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Basic Princilples of Pilates

Before commencing any Pilates it is important that the basic principles of Pilates are understood. Joseph Pilates called it “the powerhouse”. Centering or core stability is achieved by engaging the deep postural muscles which support the spine. This involves the transversus abdominis (deep lower abdominals), Pelvic floor (urethra in men, muscles of the vagina in...

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The pilates squat

The squat is a lower-body exercise  that weight trainers use for all round strength. The main emphasis is on the quads (upper front leg muscles or thigh) group, and the buttocks (gluteas), It also exercises all of the other major leg muscles as well as lower back too. The squat is often called “the king...

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Prevent aching ankles

The ankles are pivotal to joint health because any lack of movement or pain that causes abnormal movement is multiplied up to all other joints that are consequently fatigued due to compensation for this irregular movement in the ankle. The ankle roll is a good exercise to use to ensure smooth movement through this critical...