In a recent Clinical Biomechanics study Pilates training was shown to effectively improve core strength, posture and shoulder stabilization. Participants included both male and female and none had any previous Pilates training. Training groups participated in two 1-hour sessions pr/wk for 12 weeks; performing a variety of exercises on the reformer and trapeze table.
Assessments that included posture, abdominal strength, shoulder ROM and shoulder flexion were given both at the beginning and end of the study. According to the study, “improvements were made in thoracic posture, scapula stabilization, shoulder/scapular dissociation and lower abdominal strength.” More research is required with subjects who have neck and shoulder disorders.
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