Bmx riders are known not only for their amazing tricks but also for the many injuries they get performing them. I had the pleasure of introducing Mike Hoder, bmx rider extraordinaire, to the Pilates method after he injured his knee in a bike accident.
Here are a few of the exercises I taught Mike:
1 – Leg Springs: Leg springs are an excellent tool for building lower body strength and are usually safe for clients recovering from knee injuries that are unable to do squats and lunges during the beginning of recovery.
2 – Hundred: Hundred is a great exercise for building core strength. Although Mike’s knee was injured during his bike accident, all movements come from the center of the body so it is important to build strength in this area.
3 – Lower Lift: Lower lift is one of 5 exercises in the abdominal series that is essential in core strengthening.
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