WORKING OUT THE KINKS

The bendy/foldy ways in which our bodies can manipulate, have a varied degree of relativity, based on the frequency of our actual personally-physical-involvement in the course of the parabolic synthesis over the course of our physical earthly perambulation. “Dude, what the heck are you rambling on about?” The more you stretch your muscles and tendons,… continue reading

BOY, YOU’RE GONNA CARRY THAT WEIGHT

A LONG TIME.  Who or what is to blame for the decline in the fitness level of us humans? The higher cost of ‘natural’ produce and protein? AKA, big-interest groups wishing to control the world’s food-supply? Trans-fats? AKA, too many fries from Mickey D’s? Regardless, the conspiracy theories are more abundant than the actual facts…. continue reading

JUST RUNNING SCARED

The Method is, now, an acknowledged skeleto-muscular exercise technique. And, while possessing near-cardiovascular benefits, Pilates is not a substitute for cardio. “Wait, you mean we have to do both?” Yes. The important news is that one need not spend an inordinate amount of time on the treadmill (or bicycle, eliptical, etc.), because with cardio (like… continue reading

JUGGLE THIS

I often make the comparsion between the art Contrology and the art of juggling. Gotta tense this, stretch that, firm up the other. How to keep all of them balls in the air? Well, like a juggling novice, a Pilates novice must start with one ball…..familiarizing with the abdominal work. Adding balls over the course… continue reading

ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL

A developed physique can be likened to a sturdy brick wall. Every solid hour of The Method = a new brick. Our bricks should be laid in a rather quick succession, lest our mortar weaken if too much time elapses between our attempts at masonry. The truth is, the wall will never be complete, thus… continue reading