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VIDEO: Joseph Pilates "Contrology" -- looks like Charles Atlas!
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03-02-2010, 09:29 PM
I found this interesting clip on YouTube and thought forum members might enjoy these bodyweight exercises from the legendary Joseph Pilates:

(Embedding is disabled for this video so you'll have to click through to YouTube.)

Note how Pilates is doing Charles Atlas-style situps and leg raises at around 0:30-1:00. At around 3:00 he appears to be doing some DVR and posing. Also note Mr. Pilates athletic, functional physique.

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03-02-2010, 09:42 PM
Great video! I see it Duff, great minds think a lot alike!

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03-02-2010, 09:51 PM
Hi Duff,

Great video. Pilates had remarkable mobility of the hips and thighs. And yes, he was doing DVR movements. I was particularly impressed with the DVR boxing. As well, that dance he did towards the end looked very similar to a Chinese Wushu form. Definitely a fit and athletic guy.

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03-03-2010, 12:32 AM
He seems like a fun guy. Check this one out, where he has weird competitions with friends. His tall, skinny friend (Ted Shawn?) matches him equally and they both seem to be having a lot of fun.

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