If you associate Pilates with your mother, you’re probably among good company; that’s what most guys think. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t change your perception of the discipline. Cleveland Browns defensive back Johnson Bademosi loves Pilates; he also finds it hugely challenging since the reformer (the piece of equipment with pulleys) forces you to focus on your range of motion, work in extension, and trigger lesser-used muscles.
If you don’t have access to a reformer, no sweat. Stanford University’s Nanci Conniff, who works with pros like Bademosi, Andrew Luck, and Jeremy Lin outlined a machine-free move you can do anywhere; it’s called ‘The Saw.’ She also outlined five more, which you can read all about here.
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