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Old 04-15-2003, 07:46 AM   #1
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Default anyone tried Pilates?

Just wondering if anyone here does Pilates? I have lower back problems, and have heard it's good for that. Kmart has a Pilates for dummy tape for under ten dollars.

Anyone have luck with it? I would like to strengthen my stomach and back muscles.

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Old 04-15-2003, 07:56 AM   #2
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*peeks in* I'm not a member of this thread, but I've done the Pilates for Dummies workout. Sorry to butt in. (I seem to be doing that a lot lately.) I'm not sure how bad your back is, but I know I suffer from a sore lower back, and since I've been doing pilates it has gotten MUCH better. I do both Winsor and Dummies, both are good, and Dummies is really good if you've never done pilates before. Just don't give up the first week! Give it a month of three times a week before you give up, it's not easy to achieve all the positions or do everything perfectly and I was really frustrated till about the middle of the third week. Then it just got easier. It is GREAT for the lower back, abs, butt and legs.

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Funny you should ask, I was just thinking about trying these myself. Dummies...maybe I'll look into it too.

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I really like Pilates for Dummies and it is really good for strengthening your core and focusing on quality of movement. This concept has carried over to my weightlifting and Yoga.

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Old 04-15-2003, 09:45 AM   #5
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RavenToy, you are always welcome here.

I liked the Pilates for Dummies tape that we did.

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