I use them both regularly and when I don’t I misses it greatly!
If you live in the Nashville area, you have a chance to come experience the HeadFloater on January 11! I am holding a FREE workshop and if you use a computer, drive a car, spend any time on your phone or iPad, read books, play sports, or have any kind of shoulder or neck tension, YOU NEED TO COME!!!
I will do two 30 minute sessions. One will start at 9 am and the second will start at 9:30. We will be at
“The Tye4® is resistance training equipment that is worn on the body as a small harness with specially designed thin bungee cords that attach to the arms and feet. Originally developed for standing Pilates exercises, it helps improve balance and posture and has a wide variety of applications.
Balance and Resistance with Tye4®
What is so great about the Tye4® is that the lines of resistance feedback to the core of your body. This is a very Pilates approach to fitness. It’s an effect we get from much of the larger Pilates equipment like the reformer, but getting that direct feedback with something as portable as the Tye4 is unusual. For example, even exercise bands tend to pull oddly at the distant ends of our arms and legs as we use them in resistance training, and we have to use extra focus to make sure we are working from our core. The Tye4® is a more core-direct experience. It is also more stabilizing for the joints this way.This is not super resistance training that we are talking about. We are still in the realm of Pilates where we are more interested in core strength and stability than pumping up our muscles unnecessarily. Therefore, the bungee cords do not need to be very thick and the adjustable lengths are set to give just enough resistance to tone the muscles and activate the core. They can be crossed or held shorter to increase their resistance or stabilizing effect.The feedback the bungee cords provide also help the body figure out where it is in space, and how it needs to organize to maintain balance. There is a whole repertoire of standing Pilates exercises developed for use with the Tye4® to take advantage of the enhanced proprioceptive aspect of it. Dancers and Pilates teachers, of course take to it very naturally, but I can imagine that eventually it will be used to help many people who need extra balance training.”
I’m loving this season at the baseball field cheering on my son and his team. Aren’t they cute???
I love watching their hard work pay off as the kids improve in their skills. They throw, bat and catch over and over and over to develop the muscle memory to perfect the form for each skill.
Sport specific practice on the field is essential, but it’s not the only way to improve as an athlete. I love that Coach Tim encourages our boys to take gymnastics. He understands how important core strength, balance, agility and coordination is for these boys. These skills will make them more efficient!
In addition to gymnastics,
Pilates exercises should be at the foundation of a baseball players workout.
LIVESTRONGtalks about how pilates is a great way to improve specific skills for baseball.
Pilates exercises strengthen the hip flexors that assist in rounding bases and catching balls while off balance and on the move.
Pilates exercises increase flexibility that will greatly reduce the chance of injury on the field.
A specific example is the single straight leg stretch which can improve core endurance and flexibility of the hamstring. This in-turn will generate torque in baseball specific movement.