NEWS

SOMETHING NEW FROM JESS

Apr 10, 2019
 

Jess Knight takes us through week 1 of her Pilates For Sports journey. 

This was so different to anything I had done  before. I had to really concentrate on  engaging my powerhouse correctly and keeping it engaged throughout the exercises - it didn't all just happen naturally. However,  I could see how this was going to help me in a number of ways.

  • it would make me stronger across all three disciplines in triathlon
  • would also help me to maintain good posture in my day to day job as a hairdresser
  • and would also help to prevent injury when training and racing. 

Jess heads off to Kona later in the year, competing in the Ironman event for the first time.  

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Elements of Style

Oct 10, 2018
 

TIP - Why is good style so important for your pedal stroke 

How would your pedal stroke benefit from an improved style on the bike?
 
One way to improve your pedal stroke is learning to ride with a stable pelvis so that all the power you generate is directed into the pedals. The Pilates Powerhouse produces the stability you need. 
 
Here are a couple of things to try when you are out riding:
firstly, use your powerhouse checklist: shoulders down, belly in and squeeze your butt to anchor your body in the bike seat. Try this when riding and during seated climbing and be aware of the power you generate.
Now contrast this. Don't use your powerhouse, let your body wobble around in the saddle as you ride - be aware of the loss of power that is produced when cycling with poor form.
 
Then, once again use your powerhouse to anchor yourself to the seat.
 
This process will clearly highlight the difference your powerhouse makes in power production.   To...
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Climb harder

Sep 19, 2018
 

TIP - Climb Harder as you stand up  

Attack those hills like never before, with your powerhouse engaged. 
 
After watching the video, here are a couple of things to try when you are out riding:
 
First, use the Pilates powerhouse checklist: shoulders down, belly in, squeeze your butt... This week your focus is on standing climbing. Here are a couple of things to try when you are out riding:
 
Concentrate on actively engaging your powerhouse when out of the saddle to stabilise your body . Now, contrast this.....
 
Don't use your powerhouse, and see how it feels to stand and climb with no stability - you'll find you wobble around a lot and there's a whole lot of wasted energy!
 
Then, once again, stand and climb with good form - use your powerhouse to stabilise your body. Be aware of how using your powerhouse lets you generate more power with less effort. Show me the hills!!!.

How Pilates is helping Jess & Trent compete in the "IM 70.3...

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Sprint faster on the bike

Sep 06, 2018
 

TIP - Accelerating on the bike and how Pilates can help 

 
After watching the video, here are a couple of things to try when you are out riding:
 
First, use the Pilates powerhouse checklist: shoulders down, belly in, squeeze your butt... concentrate on actively engaging your powerhouse before you take off and on keeping your powerhouse engaged while sprinting. 
 
Now contrast this. Don't use your powerhouse and see how it feels to try to generate power quickly. Be aware of how much extra effort it takes to sprint without your powerhouse.
 
Then once again use your powerhouse to accelerate. Be aware of your increased ability to accelerate faster and maintain the speed with less effort. Let the sprints begin!

How Pilates is helping Jess & Trent "IM 70.3 Worlds"  

WEEK 3 - Jess
This week I noticed a big jump in my training after doing exercises to control glute and hamstring activation, and again getting stronger and stronger with activating...

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Trent & Jess head off to the IronMan World Champs

Aug 22, 2018

We have been profiling the Pilates for Sports journey of 2 young triathletes who have qualified for the 70.3 world championships in South Africa in September. They have been doing 10PFS at home, have loved the benefits and for the last 7 weeks they have decided to add in studio sessions.

On a weekly basis they document the benefits they have experienced because of Pilates for Sports - it’s an amazing journey well worth the read.

Week 1 - Trent 

I had been doing Pilates at home for a couple of weeks and decided to finish my build into worlds with the help of Noel’s and head into the studio. First up it’s the best decision you will ever make DO IT!!! You will not regret it and it will be the best decision you ever make. Biggest improvement first week was just doing the exercises properly you need that expert advice to help you make the most of the exercises and turn on those powerhouse muscles. 

 

Week 1 - Jess 

After doing Pilates for a number of...

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Why shoulders down is important

Aug 17, 2018
 

TIP - Why keeping your shoulders down is important

If you ride with your shoulders up around your ears or rolled forward, it is having a few negative impacts on your performance. Did you know that this rounded shoulders posture:
  • can cause back and neck pain
  • can make it harder to breathe
  • can lead yo an unstable shoulder girdle and that all of these can impact your performance.
Check out this training tip to see how Pilates for Sports and 10PFS can help you to develop a strong stable shoulder girdle, experience less pain and go faster. 

How Pilates is helping Jess & Trent "IM 70.3 Worlds"  

      

WEEK 2 - Jess
By the second week I noticed a big difference in my training across the swim, bike and run. This week mainly in my long run as fatigue started to set in remembering and focusing on switching on my powerhouse by sucking the tummy in and squeezing my butt, to really lift my posture through the upper body and keep my breathing controlled....

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Common mistakes when transitioning to standing

Aug 17, 2018
 
  • TIP - Common mistakes when transitioning to standing 

Did you know that if you use your arms to pull yourself up out of the saddle you will lose speed?  Check out this training tip to see how Pilates for Sports and 10PFS can help you transition to standing, with minimal impact on your speed 

How Pilates is helping Jess & Trent  "IM 70.3 Worlds"

    

WEEK 3 - Jess
This week I noticed a big jump in my training after doing exercises to control glute and hamstring activation, and again getting stronger and stronger with activating my powerhouse ! Out on the bike I’m starting to recognise the difference when my powerhouse is activated as apposed to when it’s not. Now I have noticed this big difference its just a matter of getting stronger to be able to maintain this activation. Again in my long run this week being able to maintain and control my zone 1-2 heart rate at a faster more consistent pace. Just two weeks ago running the...

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Power & Stability on the bike

Aug 16, 2018
 

TIP - Keeping your hips stable on the bike

Have you seen the cyclist whose hips move from side to side with each pedal stroke? Are you that cyclist? An efficient rider has a strong stable pelvis which enables them to direct the maximum amount of power they generate down into the pedals. If you have an unstable pelvis you are losing power via the movement of your pelvis. Check out this training tip to see how Pilates for Sports and 10PFS can help you develop a stable pelvis so you can go faster. 

How Pilates is helping Jess & Trent  

 

WEEK 1 - Jess
After doing Pilates for a number of weeks at home it was great to begin Pilates in the studio with Noels, to help guide and ensure I was engaging my powerhouse correctly and keeping it engaged throughout the exercises. I could see how this was going to not only help across all three disciplines in triathlon, but also in maintaining good posture in my day to day job as a hairdresser to prevent injury when training...

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Amateur to Professional Triathlete with Pilates For Sports

Aug 14, 2018
 

Since beginning with the Pilates For Sports team during the winter of 2015, pilates has played a pivotal role in my development as an athlete and has been integral in my progression from decent amateur to amateur World Champion and now professional triathlete. 

Pilates is providing me with highest quality, targeted injury prevention and strengthening program allowing me to perform and function at my best, both during training and racing.  I have remained injury free, have again increased thresholds and have continued to refine all aspects of my performance with the help of PFS.  This has culminated with an Ironman personal best at Ironman Cairns in June of this year and an overall finish position of 4th.  

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Nathan Shearer 
Pro Triathlete

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How Pilates helped Steve Qualify For Kona

Aug 14, 2018

When I first started training I noticed that my core was not as strong as I had thought.  When I concentrated on my form from the Pilates training, I felt like my pedalling was more efficient and I was starting to feel stronger.

I have continually noticed improvement on the bike over the time I have been working with the PFS team and following the 10PFS program.

At Ironman Australia I realised a long held dream of qualifying for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii on the back of a very strong bike ride.

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Steve Hill  
Amateur Triathlete 

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