Pilates For Men
Posted 24 May 2012 - 11:19 AM
I would like to hear from the men about their favorite workout/exercises on the reformer or tower. I am teaching a men's equipment class and would love to hear from you guys what you like best. Being a woman, I'm not sure I always reach them. Thanks!
Posted 24 May 2012 - 12:15 PM
For a man, you're in an enviable situation! Most of my clients were women, so I was never faced with that challenge.
I think that part of the answer lies in understanding that a lot of men are prone to "brute force" style exercise. They lead with their shoulders and muscle their way through the movement. So have a special eye for keeping them centered and working from their core.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:39 PM
Yes, I love that these men are coming every week! And I agree that - not just men - but many clients are used to muscling through. It is always a challenge to change that mind set.
I was reading in some other threads that some training programs say that certain exercises are not for men. I wonder what these are?
Posted 25 May 2012 - 03:05 AM
Posted 25 May 2012 - 11:08 AM
I once had a male client say "I feel like a ballerina doing this." And he was done - never came back!
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Posted 27 May 2012 - 08:17 AM
Please be more specific SK3000! Name some exercises that make you feel like you've had a real workout! That's just what I'm hoping for! THanks
I agree with Tom you can modify particular exercises to make them more challenging. Everyone is different so if I were to name one particular exercise then one individual might find it straightfoward while another would find it more difficult depending on their particular body. I would say to push them far out of their comfort zone so they feel like they have had a real tough workout.
Edited by SK3000, 27 May 2012 - 08:17 AM.
Posted 28 May 2012 - 01:37 PM
Don´t use girly language and images ("stand in high heels", "stretch like a beautiful ballerina" are both disasters I´ve heard used to men). I teach a lot of men in 1-2-1s and mat classes. I have a few who don´t fit the stereotype, but most do. They want a sense of power and strength, not of fluffiness and mist. But work them precisely and properly, not just going for the burn, or they will just go back to the gym as without that we have not so much to offer.
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Posted 17 August 2014 - 07:27 AM
as a man- my favorite exercise it the thigh stretch whether its on the tower or the reformer. my second favorite move is the bridge.
Posted 20 December 2015 - 03:18 PM
Personally I love the Stomach Massage series but every guy Ive ever worked with does not like it. Just like everyone else, give them a little of what they like and a little of what they need.
Edited by CRoberts0430, 20 December 2015 - 03:19 PM.
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