To believe this or not is up to you, but the fact remains that today millions of people around the world are engaged in callanetics.
So what is callanetics?
Callanetics is a set of exercises aimed at strengthening and stretching the muscles of the whole body. Callanetics was developed by an American Callan Pinkney in the early 80s of the last century. The story of her appearance is quite simple and straightforward: after completing her career as a ballet dancer, Callan eventually gained serious weight, and besides her back pain began to torment her. Doctors recommended an operation, but she went her own way and developed a set of exercises that was so effective that she very soon gained popularity and was named after her author.
The basis of callanetics are 29 stretching and statistical exercises. Each exercise is designed to involve as many muscles as possible throughout the body. After performing the entire complex on the body, in fact, there is not a single muscle that has not received sufficient load, which explains the high effectiveness of callanetics.
Each separate exercise in callanetics is the retention of the body in various postures for some time. It may seem to a person not familiar with callanetics from the outside that it is not difficult, but in fact the muscles, which are not used to new loads, quickly overwork and get tired. Beginners, as a rule, are not able to remain motionless for a long time in any posture and instead of the necessary 1-2 minutes, they get no more than 10-15 seconds.
To practice callanetics, you do not need any special equipment or clothing, so you can do it both in the hall and at home. The only condition is: before doing the exercises on your own, it is recommended to be like group lessons in order to master the technique under the guidance of an experienced instructor and become familiar with the nuances of the exercises. At the initial stage, it is recommended to practice three times a week, an hour for each lesson, and in the future, only two workouts per week will be enough to keep fit.
Benefits of Callanetics
The main advantages of regular classes callanetics include:
strengthening the muscles of the body
the ability to adjust the figure
low level of trauma due to the absence of sudden movements and jerks
speeding up the metabolism, which makes callanetics – a good way to combat excess weight
help in the fight against osteochondrosis, as well as pain in the cervical and lumbar spine
The practice of callanetics, despite the simplicity, nevertheless, presupposes the presence of a certain physical fitness, therefore, those who have not done sports before, must take a very careful approach to the exercises and be sure to dose the load. In addition, there are a number of reasons, in the presence of which it will be necessary to abandon the practice of callanetics, or at least wait.
It is important:
In case of problems with eyesight or for any diseases of the spine, before you start attending classes with callanetics, it is necessary to visit a doctor without fail.
When varicose veins are prohibited to perform any exercise aimed at the development of the muscles of the hips.
Immediately after suffering an infectious disease, and begin classes only with the permission of a doctor.
Callanetics should not be practiced for a year after any surgical intervention and for at least one and a half years after a cesarean section.
It is forbidden to engage in callanetics for any diseases of the cardiovascular system, as well as in the presence of asthmatic diseases.