Showing posts with label Pilates. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pilates. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Awesome Book!

Anyone who's read any of my posts or knows me is probably tired of hearing about all theinjuries.

I swear I'm not trying to be passive about this! As much as I climb, I try also to stretch, do antagonist exercises, etc... I also listen to my body, and stop when things hurt... But all of a sudden: Pop! Ouch! A new injury that I never saw coming.

I recently bought a book, Pilates for the Outdoor Athlete (Lauri Ann Stricker, Fulcrum Publishing).

In this book, Lauri addresses athletes -climbers, runners, bikers, etc...-, their needs, common injuries, muscle imbalances. She discusses for each athlete which muscle groups need strengthening and which need stretching. After a general introduction to pilates principles, history, technique, she gives multiple routines for each sport. Additionally, a comprehensive list of exercises and stretches is given in the back, and a list organizing these by the muscles they work.

Some of you probably think I'm from exercise Kindergarten, but I've been using this book for a while, and have been excited -so I thought I should share!

(Up at home in Montana right now, I even got my Mom to join me.)