I think one of the reasons I am able to train at a high volume is due to employing both active and passive training and race recovery methods. Active recovery can be classified as a moderate level of intensity of the same or a different activity; like spinning easy for an hour on the bike, yoga or Pilates or swimming. (more…)
IOBT Pilates Series Part 7: The Reformer
The Pilates Reformer sounds like a scary machine or the nickname of your high school gym teacher. Instead, it is an amazing apparatus that is fun to work out on. This is the last in the series of Inside Out Body Therapies Pilates Series. Thank you Dr. Mischa Abshire for sharing your passion!
If you are a regular reader, you know I love push-ups. Check out this video with Dr. Mischa Abshire Decker on how to do a Pilates push up as well as stretch your quadriceps after cycling and running. All that creaking on the video…don't worry, that was the camera, not my joints 🙂
Stop hunching over and take care of your spine with these Pilates spinal extension exercises by Dr. Mischa Abshire Decker.
This video will show runners and cyclists the appropriate muscles to use during Pilates side lying exercises. This is not Jane Fonda from the 80s, doing 100 side leg lifts. Do them right and you won't need to do many!