Smart guys know that Pilates is not just for women! Pilates offers an intense muscular workout focusing on controlled muscle movements. With the help of a mini reformer like the Pilates Power Gym, men are combining the targeted aspects of Pilates with strength training exercises for an intense workout.
Both men and women will reap the benefits on this Pilates reformer with its multiple levels of height elevation. The Pilates Power Gym Pro model offers 3 height variations, while the Plus model offers 15 different elevations. This versatility offers challenging workouts for beginners to the most advanced athletes.
As shown in the video below, the higher an incline you use, the more percentage of body weight you add to your resistance level:
The fluidity of motion and precision of exercises that Pilates requires translates into a gentle low-impact workout which can be done sitting or lying down. Four different tension bands on the reformer also increase the variation in strength-training and resistance available in your workout.
For example, men can get a great workout on their biceps, triceps and lat muscles as demonstrated in the video below:
The Pilates Power Gym also offers the push-up bar and rebounder accessories which enable you to add a variety of cardio and strength training exercises to your workout.
You can get creative doing push-ups on the Pilates reformer. In the video below, see how you can amp up the intensity of your push-ups by placing your feet on the footbar:
With the repeated practice of Pilates, muscles of both men and women become toned and sculpted. “Muscles you don’t even realize you have you can work with Pilates because you can target and tone specific little muscle groups,” says Pilates and yoga instructor, Kristin McGee. “The beautiful thing about Pilates is it gives you that long, lean muscle tone because you’re working with that nice fluid movement and control.”
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