That Pilates Ring

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    Jul 06, 2009 5:01 AM GMT
    Today I brought it to the gym and used it while I was doing other exercises. For example:

    When I am standing using the pulley system, I places the ring between my knees and squeezed while I was using the pulleys with my arms. It greatly improved my posture and balance and "connected" my upper body movements with my legs.

    Doing various types of ab exercises, like crunches I used the ring in the same way. While I was crunching, I was squeezing the ring between my knees.

    You can incorporate the ring into many standard dumbell exercises too, especially when standing.

    And then I used the ring alone, alternating between pulling the ring outward and pressing it inward and I got a great stretch in my upper back, shoulders and chest. My breathing also improved.

    Excellent results.
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    Jul 06, 2009 1:48 PM GMT
    The magic circle

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    Glad it helped ;) Remember that it´s there not as resistance training (there are many better ways of doing that), but as a way of wakening the inner thigh muscles so that you can connect the whole powerhouse.

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    Jul 06, 2009 5:36 PM GMT
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    Jul 06, 2009 6:37 PM GMT

    Glad it helped ;) Remember that it´s there not as resistance training (there are many better ways of doing that), but as a way of wakening the inner thigh muscles so that you can connect the whole powerhouse.

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    You are right. I noticed that in order to get the best benefits of this ring, I don't have to apply a lot of force. Subtle pressure, combined with good breathing works magic.

    Thank you very much.
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    Jul 06, 2009 8:53 PM GMT
    you got it: there are a number of exercises which are specifically for the magic circle, and it can be incorporated in all the traditional mat exercises, and used on other apparatus. We teach that you shouldn´t put it on the bones of the knee, but on the muscle. work the inner thighs, the glutes and try and link it with your power house (the muscles of the torso, basically).
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    Jul 07, 2009 3:34 PM GMT
    Lostboy saidyou got it: there are a number of exercises which are specifically for the magic circle, and it can be incorporated in all the traditional mat exercises, and used on other apparatus. We teach that you shouldn´t put it on the bones of the knee, but on the muscle. work the inner thighs, the glutes and try and link it with your power house (the muscles of the torso, basically).


    And I'm finding out that "linking with your powerhouse" works wonders. After so many years of resistance training etc, I find that there are "spots" in my muscles, my body, that I haven't "felt" before. Some people may call it "blocked areas".

    It certainly feels like my back and chest is fuller and I feel "longer". And when I'm walking or moving, I feel more muscles coordinating together, not just my shoulders or one body part.