Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Pilates for Men|
Actor: Lindsey Jackson
Director: Addictive Media
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Recently featured by the BBC, this unique men's DVD will enhance your sporting and sexual performance and will also increase energy for work. — Pilates develops fantastic abdominal and back muscles to support a healthy spin... more »
An excelent way to stay in shape with little time or space .
Weston Berry | 03/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am a soldier in the US Army. I have found this DVD to be a useful tool to stay in shape when pinched for time and work space. It's easy to fallow, requires minimal space, and requires minimal time. I find it easier to sholder my gear, My back pains are reduced, and I feel less tired when on mission for long periods. I do the exercises on the army issued mat and an able to exercise in a small area. It pumps me up for mission, keeps me in shape, and dosn't overwork your muscles to the point of muscle failure (which is very important if you go on mission in a pinch right after.) I would refer this product to any soldier that does not have time to hit the gym."
Sports loving Doctor loves this DVD
Mr. S. P. Marcus | 01/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a sports lover who has suffered many injuries, and is looking for alternatives which can stimulate and strengthen without causing further damage, I have found this DVD [a gift from my wife] the exact thing I was looking for, and the exercises within it surprisingly challenging. The relaxation section is also excellent. The explanations are very clear to follow, and if you are like me and don't like to exercise with music in the background - it may be switched off and replaced with your own choice of music... excellent!
Good but long
C. Stevens | Florida | 01/18/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this for my husband. He believes it helps his back and flexibility, which have been problems for years. His only complaint is that it is very long (about an hour) and sometimes he has to create his own stop and start points when he wants a shorter routine."
Good for guys with back problems
George Dionne | Cape Cod, MA | 11/02/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I know there is a stigma with pilates workouts being geared towards women. Most likely because the focus is on building your core strength, which revolves on your pelvic area. Well I'm here to tell you to get over the stigma. This is a great workout for men that can't do heavy impact training and men that cannot do intense cardio.
I have had bulging discs in my lower back for years. I cannot find too many suitable cardio options, such as running, because the impact wrecks havoc on my lower back. Due to the economy I cannot keep up with my gym membership, so I have no choice but to find an alternative at home.
Pilates for Men is well explained and easy to follow. They have a low intensity workout and a more intense workout for you to follow. The moves are easy to follow, but you may want to watch the DVD once to get an idea for them. You going to notice right away that although the moves are slow and intense, they can be tricky at times, but in the end you will see and feel results. There are a couple of moves that were a little straining on my neck, but I just modified them a little bit. The workout is prefaced with a great stretching warm up as well as a cool down. The main workout is around 40 minutes. Not exactly something for those on the go, but also included is a shorter, more intense workout meant for those days you don't have a lot of time.
Besides building core strength, I found this workout helped with my flexability, and even cleared up a nerve issue I was having in my leg. I've also noticed an improvement in my posture, due to a stronger core and proper pelvic positioning. As to the claims of improving sexual performance....let's just say your not going to go from dud to stud, but since your building strength and flexibility, you may be able to move into different positions or stay in a position longer."