THE POWER OF PILATES
SWIMMER JAMES MAGNUSSEN SHOWS HOW THIS FUSS-FREE ROUTINE IS THE BEST WAY TO STRENGTHEN YOUR CORE AND TAKE A WORKOUT TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Once restricted to hipsters and detox enthusiasts, Pilates is now the go-to for serious athletes looking to improve balance and build up their core. James Magnussen shares fve of his key exercises that can be done using the kit in your average gym – no fancy Pilates machine required. Aim for twice a week, either as a standalone routine or a regular workout on top. And remember – slow and steady wins the race; it’s about careful, controlled movements, and stop if you feel yourself losing balance, even if the recommended repetitions haven’t been completed.
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