A-Z of Pilates

Our A-Z of Pilates provides you with material to use in your classes or to enhance your own understanding and increase your Pilates knowledge.

T is for Transversus Abdominis

Published on 01 September 2015

The transversus abdominis (TVA) is one of the 4 abdominal muscles that make up the muscles of the abdominal wall.

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S is for The Saw

Published on 17 August 2015

The Saw is a lovely classical Pilates exercise which mobilises the mid-back and strengthens the spine. The Saw also tones the waistline and stretches the hamstrings and hip flexors amongst other muscle groups.

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R is for Rectus Abdominis

Published on 03 August 2015

The rectus abdominis is the most well-known and prominent abdominal muscle within the torso. It is a long and flat muscle that extends vertically between the pubis and the 5th, 6th and 7th ribs.

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Q is for Quadratus Lumborum

Published on 20 July 2015

The quadratus lumborum (QL) muscle is a muscle of the posterior abdominal wall lying deep inside the abdomen and dorsal to the iliopsoas. It makes up most of your middle and lower back.

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P is for Push Up

Published on 08 July 2015

The Pilates Push-Up exercise is a whole body workout.

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