One of the safest and effective exercises out there is Pilates. It’s not necessary to do Pilates every day in order to gain all the rewards. Joseph Pilates—the founder of Pilates recommended that doing it at least 10 minutes every day.
Actually, doing Pilates just a few times a week is sufficient to create positive changes. But once the benefits of Pilates start kicking in, many of us are inspired to do Pilates as often as we can.
Pilates, as people know is oddly addictive.
If you've recently taken up Pilates are are now wondering "How regularly can I do a Pilates workout?" and "Is it safe and beneficial to do Pilates every day?" Let's take a look at some concerns people have about daily workouts, how Pilates is adaptable to daily training, and what you will want to keep in mind as you create a balanced Pilates workout routine.
Pilates and Strength Training
Many people who regularly do strength training and other higher intensity exercise systems know that they need to take time off between workouts - in order to build strength you have to tax the muscle enough to tear it down a bit. Then, the muscle rebuilds stronger than it was before.
Pilates is a form of strength training. The resistance of heavy springs will challenge you and break down muscle, thereby promoting the buildup of stronger muscles. However, a big difference between Pilates and regular strength training is that in Pilates we are also working toward body/mind integration and educating the body to move more efficiently.
To this end, Pilates workouts will emphasize things like awareness, functional alignment, breath, and co-ordination. This multidimensional approach gives us the opportunity to shift the focus of our workouts, making it possible to do a safe and interesting workout every day. Pilates is a true multi-tasking workout for your body and your mind.
Who doesn't need some of that every day?
Variety Balances a Pilates Workout
Joseph Pilates firmly believed that the workout should be varied and that the way to maximize the effect of each move was by doing it with full attention, and with low repetitions. Taking a cue from Joe, the ideal Pilates practice rotates between different muscle groups, shifts intensity levels, and balances our exercises in terms of flexion and extension within each workout, and in our daily workouts over time. Repeating the same workout every day could result in an unbalanced routine that becomes as boring as doing too many reps in a session.