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Why Pilates-Style Workouts Are the Perfect Complement to Weight Training

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With new Pilates-style workouts popping up around every major city, it’s not surprising that over nine million Americans practice Pilates in the United States alone. While you may not think this method is for you, Pilates-style workouts can actually do wonders for your efforts in the gym.

But if you’ve avoided Pilates classes because you thought it wouldn’t challenge you like a session in the weight room, think again. “It [is] a very humbling experience,” says Antonia De Santis, who was a certified spin instructor, kickboxing instructor, weight-lifting lover, and personal trainer prior to signing up for teacher training at the super trendy Lagree Studios. “It’s like starting over. [Lagree] is one of the most challenging workouts I’ve ever done.”

Although similar to traditional Pilates, Lagree workouts take the muscle exertion to the next level. By using the Megaformer, Lagree classes take you through a series of weighted resistance movements that work not just your core, but likely many muscles you didn’t know you had. And if you’re still not convinced, here’s a few more reasons why you should consider making it a  complementary regime to your weight training program.

What Are the Benefits of Pilates-style Workouts?

It’s efficient. Pilates is a full-body workout and usually classes are under an hour. Not only is it time efficient, but you’ll rest assured knowing you’ve worked every muscle.

Builds pain tolerance for your other workouts. The micro-movements of Pilates-style workouts (such as Lagree) aim to bring your muscles to exertion and create what can be called “the shakes.” Once you feel this type of burn, nothing else compares. “If I can get through that, I can get through the burn of any of my other workouts,” says Antonia.

Pilates is a workout for the mind and body. There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to using a Pilates reformer or other similar machines. Quickly switching positions on the carriage and working the different moving parts of this machine will constantly keep you engaged and improve your coordination for your other workouts.

Strengthens your core. A stronger core will improve your stability and protect your back during heavy lifting. While doing biceps, squats, and any exercise on the reformer, your core is consistently challenged. “I’ve gotten more ripped, honestly,” says Antonia, “because my muscles are under constant tension.”

Betters posture and form. Working on walking with your shoulders back or keeping your spine aligned during your deadlifts? “[Pilates] makes you more aware of your body,” says Antonia. “It helps you lengthen everything.”

Increases your flexibility. During strength training, we shorten and tighten our muscles. Improving your flexibility will only help your mobility during heavy lifting.

How to Crosstrain with Pilates

​​Pilates classes are a full-body workout. The micro-movements and burnouts make for the perfect complement to your heavy lifting. Although giving up one of your traditional strength training sessions for a Pilates class may sound counterproductive, your improved core, flexibility, and posture will thank you for it.

So how much is enough to get a benefit? Antonia suggests a maximum of 2-3 classes a week, ideally. “I wouldn’t do them back-to-back because you will be sore,” she advises, adding that you might consider taking it easy the following day. “Truthfully, I wouldn’t do any heavy lifting the next day. Maybe the next day is a good cardio day.”

For those fighting to find time, incorporating Pilates movements at the end of your workout that target the day’s muscle group is a great place to start. The fine toning combined with core and flexibility training is the perfect finisher.

It’s important to remember that Pilates does not equal rest day. Don’t underestimate how demanding Pilates is on your muscles (especially when using a reformer). Do not overtrain your muscles.

Sprinkling in a couple Pilates sessions with your strength training will only make you stronger, so why not do it?

“I started getting definition that I never knew I could get,” says Antonia. “I had never gotten it in the gym, and that excites me.”

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To Lose 10 Pounds in a WEEK = Do This Elliptical Workout

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“I swear https://www.nowloss.com/yt/ is rigged because I Lost 7 Pounds in 4 Days” -Priscilla Kinnear

Have you seen how to lose 10 pounds fast (by yesterday) ⏵ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXzveroBplo

ALL 4 Elliptical Weight Loss Workouts ⏵ http://www.nowloss.com/elip/

You can download a printable version of this workout along with the mp3 for motivation here: http://www.nowloss.com/elip

This is a basic 30 minute elliptical workout based on the 30-20-10 rest pyramid (that I invented). It’s very intense but that’s what you need if you want to lose weight REAL FAST and keep it off for good!

If you do not have e an elliptical then just follow along with this workout on your treadmill, bike, glider or etc OR… you can even do it while running in place, jump rope or jumping jacks.

QUICK TIP: wear a weight vest or add 10% of your body weight to lose weight EVEN faster with this elliptical workout so for example… If you weigh 200 pounds then wear a 20 pound weight vest or use a book bag filled with weights because the more you weight = the more calories you will burn.

Here’s the full workout laid out for you…

Go all out on the elliptical for 30 seconds
*****REST 30 seconds
Go all out on the elliptical for 30 seconds
*****REST 20 seconds
Go all out on the elliptical for 30 seconds
*****REST 10 seconds
Go all out on the elliptical for 30 seconds
*****REST 10 seconds
Go all out on the elliptical for 30 seconds
*****REST 20 seconds
Go all out on the elliptical for 30 seconds
*****REST 30 seconds
Go all out on the elliptical for 30 seconds
*****REST UP TO 1 Minute and repeat 1-to-3 times

Each set last 5 ½ minutes so do at least 2 sets for a 13 minute workout and as you get in shape do 3+ sets and as for losing 10 pounds ASAP…

Do this 30 minute workout 2 times a day (morning & evening) 3-to-4 days a week along with doing the diet at nowloss.com/diet or simply go here: http://www.nowloss.com/nowloss-diet.htm

And NO. you don’t have to use any resistance level but in the workout you see me doing the resistance is set on the basic 3 (out of 10) but whatever resistance level you use I recommend that you don’t set it too high and not to set it so low that you can’t control how fast your legs move.

I’m also going at least 200 SPM (strides per minute) the entire workout which is about 80% of my max speed of 250-to-275 SPM but in the elliptical workout above I think was always over at least 220 SPM for the entire workout.

To get the best elliptical workout you can you want to do the same thing and stay at or over 80% of your max SPM the entire workout. TO get your max SPM just go all out as fast as you can for 15 seconds on the elliptical and then take that number and multiply it by .8

For example if your max SPM is 150 then 120 would be 80% and you want to stay over that the whole workout.

See my other elliptical workout here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjHaLu6QkdI

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More Elliptical Workouts:
10 minute Elliptical Workout: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjHaLu6QkdI

32 minute, 747 calorie burning Elliptical Workout: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1esP3Zng8LQ

Jay-z Elliptical workout: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiECI4n365I

You can download a printable version of this workout along with the mp3 for motivation here: http://www.nowloss.com/elip

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Gender Neutrality, Trans Athletes, and Societal Norms | Channel T Ep 27: Zuby @ZubyMusic

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Have you ever smashed a weight lifting record in your country?

Zuby took his weightlifting skills to the test and conquered the UK’s Female benchpress and deadlift weight records.

Not only did he disturb the peace, but caused a new wave of thought to surface into today’s multifaceted realm of sensitivity.

It is so hard nowadays not to offend anybody so we got into various topics that society usually tip-toes around daily.

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Production: Ali Sharif

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The World’s Strongest Woman | Zuby Interview

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Interviewing rapper and activist Zuby about the state of social politics.

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