By Ms. Shalini Bhargava,
Director at JG’S Fitness Centre
When you flawlessly merge pilates, hand weights, and cardio, you are blessed with one amazing and effective workout known as Cardio-pilates. If everything you want is to work up a sweat while shaping your entire body, then Cardio-pilates is for sure your go-to workout. This exercise that gets the best of both – Cardio and Pilates, is a fine blend of Pilates-based exercise repertoire with high intensity moves to get your heart pumping and fat burning. These Pilates-based fitness moves are powerful and are known to follow a faster pace than a traditional mat pilate class. A variation of props and bands can be used to create a more inspiring workout. The goal is strengthening the core along with keeping the emphasis on right breathing patterns and stabilization of the body, during the workouts.
Cardio-pilates give your body the essential strength, elasticity and cardiovascular fitness. The several benefits offered by Pilates are enhanced core steadiness, flexibility, recovered posture, and stability, and is known to condense back distress. It also aids in improving flexibility and movement of the lumbar spine and pelvis. While cardio covers Aerobic-style fitness exercises that strengthen the heart and lungs and help in reducing body fats, increase energy levels, and stamina, and the following release of endorphins from it can also decrease the anxiety levels, recover mood and can enable people to deal better with stressful situations. The key benefit of these exercises is that it helps in regulating and modifying many of the risk factors associated with heart ailments.
Cardio Pilates is recognized for multiplying results by playing a vital role in supporting a subsequent amount of calorie burn and offering greater cardiovascular fitness. An exciting union of typical Pilate moves and fat-burning cardio exercises, Cardio Pilates is recognized for delivering sustaining workout with strengthening, body-shaping effects that have made Pilates and cardio one of the most well-regarded fitness practices of modern times. If your workout goal is to increase muscle strength, this form of fitness workout offers a great cardio and stretching workout, thus offering more meaning to your muscles. If you have been desiring to gain a little more muscle, it is suggested that you combine an effective strength workout like HIIT with cardio Pilates.
Advantages of blending Pilates with HIIT
A couple of HIIT workouts are bound to be a little tricky to get the right moves, due to the nature of being accomplished quickly. Pilates help you learn where precisely your body is in space and teaches you to recover your method of said workouts. HIIT exercises can be carried out much more securely when one gets a proper understanding of how your body moves. It enables in developing muscles in a steady and prudent way. HIIT is essentially throwing yourself around a room as reckless as you can. This efficiently targets your cardiovascular system and when paired together, craft a body that is strong, safe, fit and less at risk of an undesirable injury.
Furthermore, their amalgamation is known to target both small and large muscle groups. In a typical HIIT session we tend to make use of the large muscles to increase the heart rate, hence most of these workouts tend to be leg dominant like plyometric lunges and squat jumps to name a few. In Pilates, the main attention is the core. Syndicate these two exercises together, with a couple of arm fitness training and you shall be bestowed with a full body focus.
This revitalizing workout is surely going to be the next big thing that will take the sphere of fitness by storm. This is since the fitness fanatics these days are on a look-out for combination workouts that are strong, effective and at the same time fun. Pilates is gaining a lot of admiration as people are understanding the importance of a strong core, balanced and stable body joints, muscles and correct position. The importance of cardio can never be undermined. Hence Cardio-pilates is a vigorously evolving trend of the recent times.