Pilates For Men: Why Should Men Do Pilates?

Pilates, Posture, Blog, / By Koh Peh Chia

If you think Pilates is just for beautiful woman with flexible body, you are probably not alone. However, the fact is that Pilates is suitable for everyone regardless the genders.

In this article, I would like to reveal why men should do Pilates.

Pilates Was Created By A Man. Why Not?

There is a misconception that Pilates is only stretching which only ‘looks good’ for woman. In fact, Pilates is a great workout which focuses on breathing, posture, strength, balance, coordination, and flexibility. All of these elements are essential for our physical  health.

Most people might think Pilates is for woman if they do not know about the origin of Pilates. The truth is that a man who called Joseph Pilates was the Pilates creator. It’s then been a training method for elite athletes, both men, and women for over 50 years. So why can’t man do Pilates?

Benefits of Pilates For Man

We all know that Pilates is an excellent exercise for improving low back pain, strength, flexibility and sports performance.

Here are some specific benefits for men which can gain from regularly practicing Pilates:

  1. Develops Neglected Muscle Groups: Unlike lifting weights at the gym to target the larger muscles, Pilates works differently on those neglected muscles groups that are used to facilitate the larger muscle group.
  2. Enhances Sexual Performance:Through the strengthening of the pelvic floor muscles, men are able to have greater control in sex and have a better experience.

What To Expect For Man Who Plan To Take Pilates?

  • You may find many women are joining the classes than men. But don’t worry, the number of men who attend Pilates classes are getting more and more nowadays.
  • The best way to start learning about Pilates is by taking classes. A one to one session will be more effective to let you understand your body.
  • There is no specific differences about Pilates training for men. However, at the beginning, men might find that their muscles are a little tighter than women’s, especially in the hips and hamstrings. But exercises can easily allow those areas to stretch out gradually.

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