The Physical Performance Show: Alice Baquie, Physiotherapist, AB Online Pilates, ‘Pilates for the Endurance Athlete’
In episode 299 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Alice Baquie, Physiotherapist, AB Online Pilates sharing around ‘Pilates for the Endurance Athlete’ on this expert edition episode
Alice is a practising Physiotherapist with more than 10 years’ experience herself, a recreationally competitive distance runner and the Founder of AB Online Pilates. Alice works closely with some of Australia’s leading track and field and distance running athletes including prior featured guests of the show Dave McNeill, last week’s featured performer, Brooke Stratton and recently Genevieve Gregson Nee LaCaze off the back of her Achilles tendon rupture sustained at the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games.
In this episode Alice shares why adding some mat based Pilates work into your training program can be so beneficial for both performance gains and to minimise injury incidents. Alice shares her top 3 must do exercises for the running athlete, great tips on how to include mat based Pilates into your already busy schedule, what to do regarding breathing, how Pilates can complement strength and conditioning programs in a gym facility and a physical challenge for the week.
To listen to Episode 299:
Listen in as we delve into the following:
- The importance of Pilates into runners or endurance athletes program
- Alice’s contribution with athletes Olympic Campaigns
- Her journey before becoming a Physiotherapist
- Her love of Pilates after being a Physiotherapist
- Top 3 Benefits of Pilates for endurance athletes
- Fitting in Pilates for athletes
- Pilates for those who are time poor
- Pilates within the Gym
- Tips for Middle Distance vs Distance Runners
- Tip for Breathing in performing Pilates
- Top 3 Must do Exercise for every Runner
- Top 3 Mistakes people/runners making in Pilates
- Best Advice
- Physical Challenge
- Alice’s injury experience
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1. Pelvic and trunk stability
2. Strength endurance
3. Mobility through range
1. Do a 45min full body workout
2. Power session at the start or end of a run
3. Get a winedown session during weekend
Tips for Breathing in performing Pilates
1. Inhale to set it up, exhale to execute it
2. Fuel efficiency
3. Calm your self
Top 3 Must do Exercise for every Runner
1. Side plank
2. Glute exercise
3. Posterior chain exercise
Top 3 Mistakes people making in Pilates
2. Plank form
3. Judging the athleticism of the session
“Ten minutes of activation before your next long run.” – Physical Challenge
To follow Alice BaquieWebsite: AB Online Pilates
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People MentionedGenevieve Gregson Nee LaCaze – Australian Runner, Episode 283 of The Physical Performance Show
Hana Basic – Australian sprinter