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Pilates Improves Running Performance

We work with a lot of joggers and runners in our Fayetteville, AR studio. Running is a full-body workout, and research shows that Pilates can actually improve your performance.

A 2018 study conducted by Italian researchers took a group of men and had them undergo a race running program. Half of the men did mat Pilates for 12 weeks, while the other half simply did the running program.

At the end of the study, the men competed in a 5k race. Those who did Pilates had faster run times, better oxygen consumption, were more efficient runners, and had greater activation of the trunk muscles. 

If you're a runner and would like to stay flexible, strong, and improve performance, give Pilates a try. Angel is conveniently located in Queen Creek. Give us a call today at (479) 444-9449.

Reference

Finatto P, Silva ESD, Okamura AB, Almada BP, Oliveira HB, Peyré-Tartaruga LA. Pilates training improves 5-km run performance by changing metabolic cost and muscle activity in trained runners. PLoS One. 2018 Mar 21;13(3):e0194057. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0194057.