Our goal at Epoch Fitness Pilates is to empower our clients by showing them what their body is capable of. Dynamic Reformer Pilates uses the same scientific principles as traditional strength training. Your body is challenged in the safest yet most efficient way possible. A few basic principles required for building muscle strength and they feature heavily in our sessions.

Progressive overload – You are encourage to work to muscle fatigue during those elements of our workouts that challenge major muscle groups.

Variability – To ensure that you never get the same workout twice we keep our sessions varied. This gives your muscles little option but to adapt and improve.

Frequency of training sessions – For improving strength we recommend to give your body 24-48 hours rest. This gives your muscles the perfect amount of time to recover and strengthen.

Number of repetitions – There is a debate about the optimum number of repetitions you should do in any given set. Much scientific evidence suggests that what matters is “time under tension” i.e. the amount of time the muscles spent in a contracted position. We utilise 90 second periods in each of our sets in order to fatigue the muscles to their fullest.

Number of sets – The right number of sets in any given exercise is a mother topic that is frequently argued. However the latest scientific research suggests that a single set of any one exercise is sufficient providing the exercise is performed to the point of muscle failure. For this reason we recommend doing each exercise once for 90 second period and to exhaustion.

We look forward to training you at the studio soon.

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