Andy Murray is using Pilates to recover faster.
26 June 2013,11:54:02 BST
Wimbledon is starting this week and we found out that Andy Murray is using Pilates to stay in shape after a gruelling season.
The world No 3 pulled out of tournament in Basle because of a recurring back problem. But he revealed at the Paris Masters that he has been using Pilates, which he hopes will help him get through the final two tournaments of the year.
Pilates has a lot of well-known benefits. Indeed, Pilates is a body conditioning routine that may help build flexibility, strength and endurance and emphasises breathing in order to relieve stress and allow adequate oxygen to flow to muscles.
It puts emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing, and developing a strong core or centre, and improving co-ordination and balance. Pilates' system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginning to advance. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises.
Pilates improves as well muscle tone, balances musculature, supports correct posture, and teaches to move with ease and grace. It is useful for improving balance, lumbar stabilization and flexibility, lower back pain, and pelvic floor dysfunction.
Andy claimed that he started doing Pilates. He thinks it has already helped him a lot. Before the Paris Masters, he did three or four Pilates sessions and his body feels good compared to the last few years.
Indeed Andrew Murray was facing a lot of injuries such as back problems and had to find a way to recover faster. It appears that Pilates was the key.
For Andy, Pilates is great to recover faster and strengthen his concentration and unwind which is really important in Tennis.
One of his previous coaches even said that Pilates transformed him in a good way. Indeed Andy Murray was “the most negative person he has ever met”.
Those within Team Murray say he is now 'a delightful, sensitive, happy, funny, sensitive young man' who is finally enjoying being himself.
Even he realises the growing importance of mind over matter in his game amid an overwhelming weight of expectation on his shoulders.
We hope that it will help him to win at Wimbledon!
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