I am super excited to be the first qualified instructor in Queensland - and if you have spoken to me over the last few days, you would know that I am super excited about this amazing new technique! I can honestly ramble on for hours and hours, talking about the technique, the benefits, how it has been the norm in postnatal training for years overseas and how you can benefit from adding it into your regular workout regime. BUT, you don't have hours, and if you would like to learn more, make an appointment or come along to the workshop that I am planning for November.
Here are some basic questions that I have received, and the answers.
1) What is Low Pressure Fitness?
Low Pressure Fitness is a holistic approach to core and posture training that doesn't focus on your active muscles (that you would normally train during a core exercise, kegel exercise or any other strength type exercise), but rather on your passive muscles (which by the way makes up most of your core and pelvic floor) to improve your overall muscle tone. The benefits of this is that with regular training, your posture will improve, pelvic floor incontinence will improve (as you won't need to think about bracing before a simple move like coughing or sneezing), diastasis recti (or separation of the abdominal muscles as a result of weight gain or pregnancy) will improve, your respiratory output will improve, the list goes on and on!
2) Will I get fit doing this?
In short - no. But, you wouldn't build a house on a weak foundation would you? So why would you build your fitness on a weak foundation? With Low Pressure Fitness, you will work all those muscles required to build a strong core (or foundation) in a whole different way, which in turn would set you up for more success when you do your regular training.
3) So it's just breathing?
Yes and no... Yes the breathing technique is the basis of the workout, but the different poses will help to release the different myofascial chains in your body. People who I have done this technique with cannot believe that just standing in a certain position can be so hard! So Low Pressure doesn't mean easy. It just means safe for most.
4) Are there any contra-indications?
Can everyone breathe? Yes! So really, the Low Pressure fitness technique can be adapted for anyone. Make sure you do these exercises under the supervision of a QUALIFIED trainer, and you will be safe. The trainer will make adaptations based on your individual condition.
5) Will I still feel like I've had a workout?
No, because you haven't trained your active muscles, however you will feel pulling and stretching in places you haven't felt, and you will feel taller, and more "open".
I hope that covers your basic questions about this amazing technique that is currently being taught to health professionals in hospitals in Europe.
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