Pilates for Men

Is Pilates Only For Women?

This is a common stereotype, however men benefit just as much as women from clinical Pilates as it is a form of strength training designed to strengthen the key stabilising muscles of the major joints of the body. In fact Pilates was invented by a man, Joseph Pilates!

Why Is Pilates Good For Men?

Clinical Pilates is highly beneficial for the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries, some of which are more common in the male population. Some examples of this may be men who have physical jobs such as tradesmen, who may be at greater risk of conditions such as lumbar disc bulge causing lower back pain. Males who participate in regular competitive or recreational sport can benefit from clinical Pilates in terms of injury prevention by improving strength of the body’s stabilising muscles.

Do Any Famous Blokes Do Pilates?

Many elite male athletes including AFL footballers and rugby players incorporate Pilates as a part of their regular training and injury prevention and rehabilitation programs. Some examples of elite male athletes who use Pilates include AFL champion Chris Judd and Tennis superstar Andy Murray.

For more information, read these relating news articles:

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/tennis/Andy Murray turns to Pilates to ease the soreness and stiffness

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/Pilates get Jarrod Waite back up and running after injury problems in 2012

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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