Now for Pilates! YIKES! I think there are many principles that are beneficial in Pilates such as long spine and creating length in your structure. But to dedicate the majority of you time to performing exercsies lying on your back or in a prone position seem rediculous in my book. If you do Pilated please don't e-mail hate letters because I am not saying you cannot do Pilates or that there in zero benefit, but to EXCLUSIVLEY use pilates as your only method for fitness is a huge mistake. The load (springs) you use in Pilates is not real in my book. Pick up a heavy deadlift off the floor or press something heavy overhead. Even swinging a kettlebell blows away any functionality claims that the Pilates people swear by.
- Deadlifts and all of their variations
- Presses (both horizontal and vertical)
- Rows (pull ups as well)
- Shouldering exercsies with all sorts of different objects
- Lunges and Stepping patterns
- Throwing (this would be very important for killing food)
- and more......
Those would constitue the basic movements you would need to be able to perform well and with precision.
Power to us all! I certainly hope civilization doesn't end tomorrow :)