When you want a quick workout to tone your legs, glutes, abs, and arms, Barre is an amazing choice. Through the power of isometric holds, functional strength training, and “pulses” which are deceptively tiny movements that will leave your legs shaking, this quick barre workout packs a major punch. Led by Lindsey Bomgren, this quick barre workout starts with a quick warmup. You’ll perform alternating leg lifts and stretches that open up your chest and back. Next, you’ll move onto some squats and lunges to really wake up your legs.
Then, it’s onto the workout. Start in second position with squats before going into relevé for some arm reaches. Then, perform more relevés in a plié position. After that, Lindsey will take you through some curtsy or “cross-behind” lunges which will really work your glutes! She’ll also give you some modifications depending on your fitness level. You can either add on an arabesque oblique crunch, or modify the range of motion within the curtsy lunge itself so it isn’t so challenging. Whatever your fitness level, Lindsey will meet you where you are and show you how to get the most out of each movement. You don’t need to have any dance or Barre training to enjoy this quick barre workout—just a willingness to try and a desire to sweat!
Lindsey will also take you through isometric holds and tiny pulses to work your arms and legs. But don’t be fooled by the tiny part; this kind of movement will have your arms and legs shaking! You’ll then perform tiny tucks to work your abs, glutes, and hamstring. Barre workouts like this one are amazing for getting your heart rate up and strengthening your muscles all at the same time. The next time you need to get a workout in but feel like you don’t have enough time, try this quick barre workout which can be done in less than 10 minutes.
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