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by Javier
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: English
Topic: Male anatomy
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: Male anatomy

Hello Saintloup, Very good question!!! Most of the time the subject is totally ignored. Maybe the majority of trainers are female or too prude to talk about something so natural that can also be very uncomfortable. But a lot of male trainers either don't talk about it, dismiss the exercises that are...
by Javier
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: English
Topic: Contrology practice: How Joe intended it?
Replies: 12
Views: 3321

Re: Contrology practice: How Joe intended it?

Hello Joao, There you go... simple, will cut it both ways. Complications will arise as one tries the exercise. So the exercise doesn't need to be complicated. It may take time but it won't be convoluted. In Pilates,it never is complicated. Simple is sophisticated: perfection without extras. Complica...
by Javier
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: English
Topic: Contrology practice: How Joe intended it?
Replies: 12
Views: 3321

Re: Contrology practice: How Joe intended it?

As an added note and mini explanation of the above: Notice how in each roll up motion we delay the exhale until in Teaser you roll off totally inhaling and you only exhale on the way down. One should try to switch naturally between inhaling and exhaling. Roll Up Roll_Up_Breathing.jpg Neck Pull (the ...
by Javier
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: English
Topic: Contrology practice: How Joe intended it?
Replies: 12
Views: 3321

Re: Contrology practice: How Joe intended it?

Hello Joao, I appreciate that you don't take it personally... really. Now you quoted " Rolling exercises closes the chest, so I learned to exhale on spinal flexion. " that was the quote that I really focused on. Was that what you learned or what you thought you learned? ;) When you describe it now i...
by Javier
Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: English
Topic: Contrology practice: How Joe intended it?
Replies: 12
Views: 3321

Re: Contrology practice: How Joe intended it?

What I am trying to say too, is that the breathing for the Roll Up that you told me is the "optional one in case the client is really stuck and you also don't have a strap or a heavy pole to help them with" and now that breathing became the standard. Worse, the original is not taught, even if just a...
by Javier
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: English
Topic: Contrology practice: How Joe intended it?
Replies: 12
Views: 3321

Re: Contrology practice: How Joe intended it?

Hello Joao, In the following paragraph, when I write 'you' I mean 'one', 'anyone'... A few things to point out -and this is not only how Joseph did them but how I also learned them: - Rolling exercises are NOT necessarily done EXHALING. Certainly not the Roll Up, the (Simple) Neck Pull orthe Roll do...
by Javier
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: English
Topic: Contrology practice: How Joe intended it?
Replies: 12
Views: 3321

Re: Contrology practice: How Joe intended it?

Hello Joao, Yes, I know the book and John, and I have had the pleasure of commenting the book with him too. While you may be surprised that Joseph asked him to breath precisely with the movements it should really not come as a surprise to you. We all learned those breathings patterns. I am a little ...
by Javier
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: English
Topic: Contrology practice: How Joe intended it?
Replies: 12
Views: 3321

Re: Contrology practice: How Joe intended it?

Hello Joao. Welcome! While it may sound like a complicated question, it is simple. Needless to say that during this time many people do not have access to their studio/all pieces of equipment so we all overdo whatever we can. It is what it is, and we try to make the most of it. Before continuing on ...
by Javier
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Reformer
Replies: 4
Views: 1492

Re: Reformer

Hello there, I wouldn't say that the Balance Body is a copy of the Gratz: their "archival" reformer was in the market way ahead of Gratz. In 2009 Gratz turn down my offer of giving them the original measurements with the following sentence: "we already produce the original". As I said then, the "arc...
by Javier
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Reformer
Replies: 4
Views: 1492

Re: Reformer

Hello Tiffany, While we all will have preferences we should avoid making absolute statements as far as equipment is concerned. No one brand produces a product like the originals. They all have changed the designs and they all copy each other like crazy. Even Joseph's original measurements are poor f...