Time: 30 minutes
Burn calories at the barre with my ‘Feel the Burn’ Barre Workout! You’ve got to love the simplicity of the idea behind barre: Train like a dancer to get a body like a dancer. Here is an advanced barre workout that uses ballet-class staples to build strength in your legs and core. This barre workout will definitely have you feeling the burn at the barre.
Cody’s ‘Feel the Burn’ Barre Workout:
Warrior III Lift:
Face the bar and stand about two feet away from it. Bend your right leg and wedge a Pilates ball, medicine ball, or other round weight in the crook behind your knee, using the bend of your leg to hold it in place. Lean forward and place your hands on the bar in front of you, and pulse your weighted leg up and down behind you 15 times. Switch sides to complete a set, do 3 sets total.
Lay on the ground with your legs fully extended. Keeping your knees straight and toes pointed the entire time, lift one leg as close to your face as possible, without letting your head rise off the ground, while the other leg hovers an inch away from the floor. Swing your legs back and forth in a controlled scissor motion, taking the time to stretch each leg and pull it further in towards your body with each scissor. Do 3 sets of 20 scissors.
Get in your normal plank position, then lift one leg off the ground (toes pointed!) and pulse it up and down while you do 30 seconds plank. Switch legs and repeat on the other side, then do the same with your arms.
Stand facing the bar, resting your hands lightly upon the top. Do 20 calf raises with both feet. Then bring your right foot up to your knee in a passé position and do 10 calf raises on your left leg. Switch legs and repeat. Do 2 sets of this sequence.