Event Title

A Review of Yoga and Pilates as Strength Training Mechanisms

Poster Number

015

Faculty Mentor

Joni Boyd, Ph.D.

College

College of Education

Department

Physical Education, Sport, and Human Performance

Location

Rutledge

Start Date

20-4-2018 12:00 PM

End Date

20-4-2018 2:00 PM

Description

The purpose of this review was to better understand athlete perception of yoga and Pilates as effective strength training and conditioning mechanisms. Yoga and Pilates are similar in their style of exercise technique, and each provide a viable option for strength training for various population groups. Understanding the perceptions of athletes’ strength and conditioning programs is critical, as they serve to better prepare the athlete for competition. There is evidence to show that Pilates and yoga showed significant increases in levels of mental stability and physical endurance, as opposed to regular bouts of physical activity in athletes and senior-aged male adults. Research studies suggest that coaches tend to focus on reducing the risk of energy, increasing athletes’ enhancement, performance, and strength, all of which are benefits of both Pilates and yoga. Other studies concluded that yoga and Pilates aid in the inhalation and exhalation processes of participants. Yoga and Pilates are seen as strength training mechanisms that can increase longevity in athletes, and can be used primarily as natural strength training mechanisms.

Course Assignment

PESH 381 – Boyd

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A Review of Yoga and Pilates as Strength Training Mechanisms

Rutledge

The purpose of this review was to better understand athlete perception of yoga and Pilates as effective strength training and conditioning mechanisms. Yoga and Pilates are similar in their style of exercise technique, and each provide a viable option for strength training for various population groups. Understanding the perceptions of athletes’ strength and conditioning programs is critical, as they serve to better prepare the athlete for competition. There is evidence to show that Pilates and yoga showed significant increases in levels of mental stability and physical endurance, as opposed to regular bouts of physical activity in athletes and senior-aged male adults. Research studies suggest that coaches tend to focus on reducing the risk of energy, increasing athletes’ enhancement, performance, and strength, all of which are benefits of both Pilates and yoga. Other studies concluded that yoga and Pilates aid in the inhalation and exhalation processes of participants. Yoga and Pilates are seen as strength training mechanisms that can increase longevity in athletes, and can be used primarily as natural strength training mechanisms.