Pilates Anatomy

Pilates Anatomy

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Pilates Anatomy, 2nd Edition provides a detailed look at your practice, through vivid anatomical illustrated exercises. The bestselling text features over 40 exercises to target various body regions and delve deeper to stretch and strengthen specific muscles. You'll also discover which muscles are activated during each exercises, as well as how variations and adjustments can influence effectiveness. Plus, there's information on how breathing, alignment and movement are fundamentally linked to stabilise the core, improve balance and increase flexibility. ;;This brand new second edition includes a `Personalise Your Practice' section for each exercise. These allow you to vary your practice and customise workouts to fit your needs. You'll also find modifications for limitations such as tight hamstrings and underdeveloped core strength. ;;Also included are techniques for breathing, concentration and self-awareness. These provide a unique exercise experience to enhance your mind and body. Whether you're just beginning to explore Pilates or have been practicing it for years, Pilates Anatomy is a one-of-a-kind resource that you'll use time and time again.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 175.26 x 251.46 x 15.24mm | 657.71g
  • Human Kinetics
  • Champaign, IL, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 1492567701
  • 9781492567707
  • 1,998

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"Karen and Rael are two of the most respected names in the Pilates field, and PilatesAnatomy brings together their clarity and passion. This book is at the top of my list." -- Nora St. John, Education Program Director, Balanced Body University ;;"There is a wealth of information in PilatesAnatomy. The Pilates world is fortunate to have this resource." -- Peter Davis, Cofounder of IDEA Health and Fitness Association and Inner IDEA ;;"PilatesAnatomy by Rael Isacowitz and Karen Clippinger is an exceptionally well-mapped journey into the muscular anatomy and kinesiology of Pilates exercises. A must-have anatomy book for any serious student of Pilates, Pilates Anatomy will surely appeal to anyone interested in how muscle groups work together in exercise." -- Marguerite Ogle, About.com/Pilates
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About Rael Isacowitz

Rael Isacowitz is a world-renowned practitioner and teacher of Pilates. With over four decades of Pilates practice and achievement, he is a prominent lecturer and teacher at conferences, universities and studios around the world. Having gained his bachelor's degree and teaching credentials at Israel's prestigious Wingate Institute, he later earned a master's degree in dance from the University of Surrey. Isacowitz has mastered all levels of Pilates is noted for his unique athleticism and passion for teaching. In 1989, he founded Body Arts and Science International (BASI) Pilates, which has developed into one of the foremost Pilates education organisations in the world. Isacowitz has also authored several books on the subject, including Pilates (Human Kinetics, 2014) and the previous edition of Pilates Anatomy. ;;Karen Clippinger is a professor emerita at California State University, where she taught for 19 years. Her courses included functional anatomy for dance, body placement and Pilates. She has also taught Pilates teacher training programmes for BASI. Clippinger is a highly respected international speaker who has given talks at various conferences for BASI Pilates, Balanced Body, Pilates Alliance of Australasia and Pilates Method Alliance. Karen was also an exercise columnist for Shape Magazine for around four years and has authored numerous other articles, several book chapters and the textbook Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology (Human Kinetics , 2016).
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