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Integrating Physiological Principles Into a Comprehensive Pilates Program

by Rael Isacowitz, MA

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Over the years, commonly used cues and techniques delivered with the certainty of proven scientific knowledge have been misleading and incorrect. For instance, it is proclaimed that Pilates builds strength, yet often Pilates teachers shy away indignantly from the notion of overloading a muscle or muscle group with resistance, ignoring the physiological principle of overload. This session will introduce the Block System™, a method by which instructors can achieve the maximum from the work and the physiological principles that support it.
By Rael Isacowitz, MA

Video Chapters

1. Introduction
2. Workout Components and Abdominal Work
3. Spinal Articulation
4. Hop Work
5. Stretches
6. Arm Workout
7. Leg Work
8. Side-Overs
9. Back Extension
10. Conclusion

About the Presenter

Rael Isacowitz, MA

Rael Isacowitz, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Rael Isacowitz, MA, is the founder of BASI™ Pilates (Body Arts and Science International). He is an internationally-recognized teacher of teachers and an expert in Pilates. His BASI Pilates program spans 20 countries and 65 locations. With over 30 years experience, Rael has taught movement science, dance, athletics, yoga and Pilates. In addition, he has produced an extensive compilation of DVDs, movement analysis workbooks and two books, Pilates (Human Kinetics) and Pilates Anatomy (with Kern Clippinger, Human Kinetics, that have gained international recognition and has been translated into several languages.