Magic circle, also known as a Pilate ring is a Pilate exercise tool that can enhance your Pilates training by adding resistance to your exercise regimen. Magic circle is an effective Pilate workout accessory that will help you find your center and work on huge muscle groups with better and faster results.
Magic circle is made of either flexible metal or rubber, normally measuring fourteen inches in diameter, with comfortable foam pads on either side to facilitate better grip. It comes in various models and sizes. However, the material and weight of the magic circle determine the degree of tension or resistance of the prop - the stronger the material, the greater the resistance. Pilates is named after its founder, Joseph Pilate and it is believed that he also chose the ring as a prop and made his first magic circle from the ring on a keg.
Magic circle and Pilates
Magic circle exercises
Straight arm press
Magic circle roll ups
Side-Lying Shoulder Press
Magic circle buying guide
Many brands of magic circles are available in the market.Though the Magic circle is a simple Pilates equipment, the benefits it provides are enormous and any wrong choice may throw your exercise regimen out of gear. Invest some time and look for all the required features before buying the ring.
A word of caution
Magic circle should be used to assist a client in improving his or her awareness of body and aid in its movements. When using the ring, take care that you are not controlled by prop rather your body should be controlling it. The aim is to load more resistance onto your own muscles than would be minimally required by the piece of equipment in order to create the desired movement.