BOSU® ball lunges are one of my favorite exercises to do in my Run Fusion class. For one, lunges by themselves are a great tool for runners to strengthen their hips, glutes, core and more. Add in a balance challenge to the routine, such as use of a BOSU® ball, and this simple exercise takes the basic lunge to the next level.
Like all strength exercises, proper form is the key. Think of your balance as a progressive skill. Master a single leg stance, and then add movement patterns from there.
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I’ve always tried to lead a healthy, active lifestyle, especially since fitness is my profession. Unfortunately, I’ve recently come to realize that as we age, exercise is not as easy. I hurt more afterwards and take longer to recover; I feel tighter, stiffer, and—most annoyingly—I’m more prone to injuries.
For instance, a few weeks ago I had just started to increase my workouts after recovering from two small injuries, when I went a little overboard while teaching a cardio class. I woke up the following morning and could hardly walk! I had a good idea of what it was, as I’ve heard many people talk about it: plantar fasciitis. All I could do was cry, frustrated at being injured yet again, and concerned that this time it was something as crucial to movement as my feet. I was feeling down and defeated. I was feeling my age!
It’s no secret that Pilates classes are often dominated by women, with a few men here and there. But, guys, why is that? Do you think Pilates is just an easy stretchfest that couldn’t possibly work out your big, manly muscles? Well, I respond to that with a dare: I dare you to come to ABC Pilates and try a class, and you tell me if you still feel the same way once that hour is up.
Pilates is a hard workout, but it’s not painful. It’s low impact, but it’s not low difficulty. If you have knee or back issues from your high school/collegiate-athlete glory days, Pilates is a great workout to keep you feeling fit and strong without aggravating those old injuries. Seriously guys, why do you think so many professional football players, soccer players, and many other athletes practice Pilates?
Whether you’re a gym rat or an out-of-shape couch potato, trust me guys, you can benefit greatly from a Pilates practice. The truth is that Pilates was created by a man (Joseph Pilates) for men. The benefits, such as increased flexibility, strengthening of deep muscles, etc.—were acknowledged way back then in the 1920’s, and they’re just as true to this day.
The Double Straight Leg Stretch is a great and very effective abdominal exercise that targets and strengthens your core. I love this exercise because not only are you working your upper abs, you are also targeting your hard to reach lower abs as well.
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