Pilates in Suspension: a Step Beyond

In previous posts we have spoken of the different variants of Pilates according to different schools, or its application to the world of dance. Today I bring you a new possibility myself practice: Pilates in suspension.

The possibilities offered us training on suspension systems as the TRX are endless, and even more so when we combine them with other disciplines such as Pilates. If you want to give a twist to your training and make it even more intense, try the Pilates in suspension.

On other occasions we have said that the Pilates is a very intense and demanding training method. Two of the five pillars on which it is based is the body control and the work from the core or Powerhouse: both are present also in the technique of suspension training. The two disciplines to join forces to work together was only a matter of time.

What mean working with the Pilates method in suspension? Is it easier? Is it more difficult? It makes much difference? All these questions I raised them when you start training, at first with a bit of fear, I am not going to lie.

Combined with TRX Pilates work will mean a greater difficulty and a greater stabilization and abdominal work, provided us in suspension unless one of the supports of our body. I mean: less support, greater difficulty in the exercise.

Using an example of the video: the first year carrying on traditional Pilates instructor (shoulder bridge) is done with both feet flat on the floor. So, practice with a suspended foot creates us instability that we must compensate with work of the core. Result: it is more difficult.

However, the TRX can also serve as a point of support to facilitate the. In the second part of the second period, when at the same time it elevates the legs and train top (when does the V), is supporting part of your weight in the grips of the TRX, which gives greater stability if did without support.

Special mention deserves the control of breathing and concentration necessary at the time of performing Pilates exercises suspended. As you can see, the application of the five principles of Pilates is maximized when combined with instability.

What if offer us this combined training system is a greater variety of exercises, to be able to join a technique of work as the Pilates with an innovative instrument such as the TRX or any suspension training system. The creativity that a Pilates instructor can develop in suspension is something to keep in mind when choosing this type of training.

Personally, if you have already tried the method Pilates, I recommend that you atreváis with Pilates in suspension. At the beginning it may be quite hard, since you need a well trained middle section to carry out the exercises, but with time, dedication and patience you can get many benefits.

Have you tried the Pilates in suspension? What did you think?