from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Matting; anything plaited or woven like a mat.
  • noun In architecture, same as nattes.


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  • Pilates, when done at home is called matwork and it is quite popular for those who feel threatened and awkward doing Pilates in studios in front of fellow participants. New Blogs and RSS Feeds

  • The omniscient schoolboy must often have watched in aquariums the habits and manners of the common sea-horses, twisted together by their long thin bodies into one inextricable mass of living matwork, or anchored firmly with a treble serpentine coil to some projecting branch of coralline or of quivering sea-wrack.

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  • I do it the opposite, having people do matwork randori first because I think warming up reduces the risk of injury.

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  • In the matwork boat pose makes its appearance as do many pilates exercises for the abs.

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  • This past Saturday, I was actually looking forward all through my workout to the matwork I usually save for the end.

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  • Good opening minutes with some matwork exchanges and some chops by Jericho.

  • Generally, a pregnant woman can practice Pilates routines during the first trimester but upon entering the second trimester, it is not safe to do matwork anymore. New Blogs and RSS Feeds

  • Not bad matwork, but too much of it and not enough action.

  • The two midgets, Julia and Erin, had progressed in matwork faster than Gary expected and when they got him in a double arm-bar today, he was stuck.

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  • He also understood that, while having clinics is a great idea and useful for players, that it is extremely helpful to have coaches watching YOUR progress, who can tailor their recommendations for the throws and matwork techniques that you personally do.

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