The Pilates® method and the located muscular resistance in adult women

  • Cristiane Bainchetti Ferreira
  • Felipe José Aidar
  • Giovanni da Silva Novaes
  • Jéferson Macedo Vianna
  • André Luiz Carneiro
  • Luciana de Souza Menezes


Back Ground: several studies investigate the relation of the lack of exercises and the factor of risk for diverse pathologies, and the relation of active style of life as protection factor the risk the health. The Pilates® Method appears as form of interested physical conditioning in providing general individual wellness, and capable to provide force, flexibility, good position, motor control, body conscience and improved corporal perception. Objective: to analyze the Pilates® method influence on the resistance of force in the arm flex and abdominal exercise in women submitted a nine weeks intervention. Methodology: the study he was composed for 12 feminine volunteers with age between 25 and 40 years. The carried through tests had been of the abdominal and arm flex. The group was submitted to a pre-test and a after-test, having had a period of nine weeks between each one of the evaluations. Between the pre and after-test, the group was submitted the three weekly sessions of training of 50 minutes each with the Pilates® Method. Results: it was verified significant difference between pre and after-test (p < 0.05), thus demonstrating an improvement in the after-test in relation to the values found in the pre-test. Discussion: the practical Pilates® Method one of the tends if to present as an important ally in the promotion of the health and indicating possibility of profits in that if it relates to the improvement in the profile of the standards of resistance of force of the practitioners of the activity.

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