Is the Pilates method beneficial to men ??? The answer is YES, since it was first introduced by a man and he was training men in the beginning!
Men enjoy training in a different way than women. Men are more practical when they try to reach their goals. Goals are connected with their functionality. Men do not train in order to be exercised and they accept challenges which have sports-racing character. The whole thing is different for women.
The semantics of this separation divides exercises into more or less masculine ones. Leg exercises or Buttocks mat exercises do not have the same acceptance as Shoulders and Biceps exercises. We understand that the same anatomical chart is activated in the same muscle groups in both sexes by a different intensity and priority.
We can conclude about Pilates method that women have given a refinement to this system and… men have given a pulse and a power.
Men founded the Pilates method and women spread it.
A Pilates program meets the expectations of a man for strength training, wellness, prevention and recovery, with immediate effect. Specifically:
a) It strengthens the core
b) It is a functional training, which ensures a required strength, flexibility and balance in order to cope with daily activities
c) It strengthens, relieves and rehabilitates parts of the body which are strained because of a sedentary lifestyle, driving and poor sleep
d) It exercises the uncharted anatomical parts, which are often limited due to a unilateral exercise of only one kind of training (weights, running, etc.).
e) It prevents injuries
f) It reinforces other sport activities
g) It gives men the opportunity to improve their breathing
h) It emphasizes the stretching of the entire muscle system
The manual of the Pilates 4 Men seminar includes exercises with variations and modifications according to man’s body.