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FRIDAY FITNESS: BARRE WORKOUT

No Tutus Required!

Barre workout is like the dancer training without the dance.

It Is a no-impact workout that allows you to lengthen and strengthen your body as well as improve flexibility and balance.

Utilizing a Ballet Barre, a countertop, or even the back of a chair, todays workout will focus on your lower body with 3 simple exercises where you will perform small isometric movements working each muscle to fatigue.

This simple 3 exercise routine will focus on your lower body:

1. Wide Plie : works on quads, inner thighs and calves

How to do it: Stand with legs straight and feet wide apart, toes turned out. Do 10 to 20 deep plies, bending the knees deeply until they’re directly over your toes.

wide plie

2. Parallel Plie Pulse: works on glutes, quads and abs

How to Do It: To start, stand with your feet parallel, knees together. Rise onto balls of the feet, bend your knees into a deep pliƩ and lift half way up 10 to 20 repetitions.

Parallel Plie Pulse

 

3. Heel lift: works on hips and glutes

How to Do It: Facing the back of a chair, hinge at hips with a flat back. Bend right leg and lift to hip height, pushing heel toward the ceiling. Keeping hips square, pump leg up and down 10 to 20 times. Repeat on other leg.

Heel lift

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