Specific adaptation to imposted demands (S.A.I.D.) is the fundamental principle of muscle and cardio conditioning employed by fitness workouts. As you may have noticed however, results can run the gamut from very inefficient to very efficient.
Almost any type of training will improve the efficiency with which the body moves, but we’ve learned that interval training, where short periods of intense effort are alternated with periods of rest or a relaxation of effort, gives faster results in less time.
However without considering the overall dynamics of movement, Joseph Pilates realized that we can’t capitalize on the inherent efficiency built into the musculo skeletal system without training the deep core that rotates the trunk around the pelvis. He identified an entire spectrum of exercises for rehabilitating natural movement when he made the surprising discovery that the large movements of the limbs need to be initiated by the small muscles close to the spine if we are to optimize the stability that increases movement efficiency. Nonetheless this still does not guarantee the ultimate purpose of exercise – rejuvenation.
That’s why pHx™ works so well as prep work for Pilates. While both adhere to similar principles of movement functionally Pilates concerns itself more with core strength and structural alignment, whereas pHx functions primarily metabolically. The degree of efficiency with which the metabolic peak can be reached, meaning with the least amount of stress in the shortest possible time, is what determines how quickly you will achieve your desired goal whether that be muscle mass in body building or weight loss in obesity.
Body’Fit pH Fitness™ exercise (pHx) builds oxygen reserves in deep organs and prevents the usual circulatory shut down that cools visceral tissues, even as V02max rises in each of the muscle groups within 7 to 14 minutes. The pHx routine is design sensitive, it’s about triggering pressure points. bringing the ventilation-perfusion ratio in the three lung segments closer to a value of one, and distributing circulation to all cells of the body equally so as to elicit the sudden absorption and distribution of electrolytes needed to alkalize the pH acidity produced with any type of S.A.I..D. workout.
NOTE: Personally I do Pilates for postural re-education but it find it cools off my organs too much unless I also do a pHx warm-up cool down to eliminate muscle soreness, accelerate conditioning, and ace weight loss.