Marked Effects of Pilates on the Abdominal Muscles: A Longitudinal MRI Study

“Modern Pilates can be recommended as an effective method to reinforce the muscles of the abdominal wall and to compensate pre-existing asymmetric developments.”

asymmetries = imbalances = strenght or size of muscles not being the same on either side of the body

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