Like all good strength training programs, Pilates should be performed 2 to 3 times a week (ideally 3 times) for the best results.

For muscles to grow effectively, they need to be loaded and worked, then given a chance to rest and grow, then loaded again.

This cycle works best when performed 2-3 times a week.  Less than this is just not enough of a stimulus to the muscles to grow in the long term and more than this does not give the muscles enough of a chance to recover and grow between training sessions, ending in injury or a very quick plateau effect.

In general, the fastest rate of growth of muscle occurs in the first 3 months of a training program. However, growth of the muscles and strength continues to occur for at least 12 months or more, at a slower rate.

Clients who have been with us for many years have felt the benefits from the program after the first 9-12 months and progressively improve year after year.

Written by: Michael Dermansky – Senior Physiotherapist

If you’re interested in joining our 13 week Pilates program, book your FREE full body assessment on 03 9857 0644 or enquire online. We are open from Mondays to Saturdays and parking is easy. We are located at East Kew (737 High Street).

Author: Michael Dermansky

Michael has now been working in physiotherapy for over 20 years, since graduating from Melbourne University in 1998 and is even more passionate about getting the best outcomes for clients than he was then. Michael is always studying and looking for new and innovative ways to improve the service at MD Health, including and not limited to the ideas from the fitness industry and great customer service companies. In his spare moments, he loves spending time with his two children, Sebastian and Alexander and hopefully taking them skiing more and more often.

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