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Newsy Pilates Stuff , Issue #001 -- teaser here
October 30, 2010

November 2010 Issue #1 the very first!!!!



Hello,

Thank you for joining me. Together, we can enjoy our pilates exercises with increasing understanding about what our bodies need.

This month ask yourself - Do I get a pain in my leg? Then why?

1. Information about iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome 2. Illustrated ITB stretches 3. Video ITB stretch 4. Celebrity Spotlight

My figure used to be my fame, and helped me get ahead. That was fifteen years ago, and now my fame has spread.



Iliotibial Band Syndrome



If you do get a pain in the leg, it may be due to a tight ITB> The ITB is a very common injury zone for runners, cyclists, during pregnancy and as we age.
The iliotibial band runs down the outside of the upper leg and is more like a flat tendon than a muscle. Its origin in the part of the hip called the iliacus and it attachment point is the tibia in the lower leg. When it is tight, it may cause pain above or below the knee, the side hip or in the inner thigh area. The latter is because that muscle needs to work a lot harder to compensate for the imbalance in the ITB.



Illustrated ITB Stretch

To start, cross your right foot over left. Most of your weight should be on your left foot.
With arm overhead, lean as far as you can to the left. If you move your hips forward, you'll feel the stretch on the outside of your right leg and maybe down you lower back.



ITB Video Stretch

I find the most effective one is done on a roller. It hurts like mad, but really does work. I have an ongoing problem with my ITB, so the roller is left in front of the television set its the only way I cant avoid it because if I dont maintain the stretches, I pay for it.

Youll find illustrated stretches if you visit the website and follow respective links from http://www.my-pilates-exercises.com/illustrated-stretching-exercises .



Our Celebrity Spotlight



DAVID Beckham is hoping to stretch his career out until hes 40 by doing body-bending Pilates exercises.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/2493329/David-Beckham-does-pilates-to-try-to-stretch-his-career-out-until-hes-40.html



Till next month,
and best wishes from
Pamela.



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