The Pilates Edge: An Athlete's Guide to Strength and Performance (Paperback)

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Complete body conditioning for golf, running, tennis, swimming, cycling, skiing, and other sports and activities.

Originally developed by Joseph Pilates for boxers, gymnasts, and dancers, Pilates is a unique body-conditioning method that teaches precision movement generated from the center of the body-the "powerhouse"-which includes the abdominal muscles, lower back, and buttocks. The Pilates Edge demonstrates how the basic principles of Pilates can enhance sports training and promote athletic achievement as well as everyday health and fitness.

With this instructive book, athletes and anyone seeking to improve their physical performance will learn to strengthen and condition their bodies while preventing injuries through a basic Pilates workout, designed with variations for beginner and advanced levels. The authors provide specific workouts for golf, running, racket sports, swimming, cycling, and skiing, giving special attention to the muscle groups and common injuries associated with each sport.

About the Author


Karrie Adamany is the founder of ab lab(r), a service that sends certified Pilates instructors to hotels and private residences. This service has been recognized as a hot fitness trend in magazines such as Elle, Gotham, and Where New York. She is the cofounder of The Pilates Edge Studio in New York City. 

Daniel Loigerot is an athletic trainer, a certified personal trainer, and a martial arts instructor in judo. He is a former French national triathlete who served as strength coach for the French basketball and cycling teams. He is the cofounder of The Pilates Edge Studio in New York City.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781583331842
ISBN-10: 1583331840
Publisher: Avery
Publication Date: February 23rd, 2004
Pages: 320
Language: English