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alliecat777

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Posted: 24 Jul 2012, 21:43
So I decided to start doing some Pilates. I've done it before and it wasn't all that hard...I guess I was about 40 pounds lighter at the time, and now it's a whole lot more difficult that I remember. I did the Winsor Pilates Sculpt Sunday night and have been in pain every since. I did it again tonight, and it helped work out some of the soreness, but I am still hurting. Has anyone had good results with Pilates?
Goal 1: 190-Reached 9/26/12
Goal 2: 170-Reached 7/18/13
Goal 3: 150
Goal 4: 130
Ceebee

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Posted: 25 Jul 2012, 08:21
I love pilates.. I go to class once a week. I have had good results. It is not good for burning calories though. I have never done a tape though. Pilates is all about the details.. proper body movement and feed back from the instructor.. be careful and dont hurt yourself. Did you hurt yourself or are you just sore? Gentle stretching may be what you need as apposed to doing the tape again so soon.

alliecat777

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Posted: 25 Jul 2012, 11:11
I'm just sore. Mostly my abs. Almost all the exercises involve moving your legs while keeping your head off the ground, so it's an almost constant ab workout. I do feel a lot better this morning than I did last night, thank goodness Smile
Goal 1: 190-Reached 9/26/12
Goal 2: 170-Reached 7/18/13
Goal 3: 150
Goal 4: 130
Les84

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Posted: 25 Jul 2012, 11:31
Pilates has really helped my strength training, especially my ab muscles. It's good to do in addition to cardio and weight training, at least for me.
alliecat777

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Posted: 25 Jul 2012, 16:37
I've been doing some kickboxing DVDs, walking, and using a resistance band for upper body as well. Oh, and hula hooping on the Wii fit. I can definitely tell Pilates is working my abs!
Goal 1: 190-Reached 9/26/12
Goal 2: 170-Reached 7/18/13
Goal 3: 150
Goal 4: 130
Minimizeme

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Posted: 25 Jul 2012, 17:19
I'm am having great results with pilates. I am also using Winsor. I can't say enough good things about it. Works best though combined with cardio.
alliecat777

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Posted: 25 Jul 2012, 21:21
There are a couple of the exercises I can't even begin to do, even the modified ones (the ones where you put your feet on the floor over your head). There is just too much in the way for my body to do that lol I'll get there one day, though!
Goal 1: 190-Reached 9/26/12
Goal 2: 170-Reached 7/18/13
Goal 3: 150
Goal 4: 130
Minimizeme

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Posted: 25 Jul 2012, 22:02
Just do what you can. I have a hard time with roll like ball and the seal, but maybe one day??? Doesn't matter, it's working and firming me up all over. Keep it up and your form will change.
alliecat777

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Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 09:21
I am. One day I'll be able to do them. I just need a little less flab in my way first. I love roll like a ball, although it's a little harder to balance than it used to be. I just think it's a fun one. Keep up the hard work, guys! I know I'll eventually see results. I measured myself before I started. I figure I'll measure again after a month of doing pilates every other day or so.
Goal 1: 190-Reached 9/26/12
Goal 2: 170-Reached 7/18/13
Goal 3: 150
Goal 4: 130



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