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Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in Healthy Body, Staying Fit | 0 comments

At-Home Barre Workout Video from FitnessBlender

This is one of the barre workout videos that I started with. It is hard at first. My legs felt like noodles for at least the first month of doing this 3x/week, but I gained strength and stamina over time. Here are the workout details:

Barre Workout Details

This is Fitness Blender’s take on Barre workouts; a hybrid of Pilates, ballet inspired sculpting moves, and even a bit of yoga.

This Barre workout video has 2 rounds; I recommend that you try it just one round through on the first attempt, particularly if you are a beginner or intermediate exerciser.

For this routine you will need:
A countertop, or tall table or chair
An Exercise Matt (optional)
Light Weights (optional)

About this Workout:
14 Exercises
Varying Reps & Time Challenges
2 Rounds

39 Minutes Total
Dumbbells Optional

Muscles Targeted; All of them. We start off with Barre lower body exercises, move onto upper body exercise, and finish up with some core work.

This workout does not have a warm up, but it does include a cool down and stretch. Five to ten minutes of light bodyweight cardio will be sufficient to get the muscles warmed up and ready to work.

Exercises in this Routine
14 Lunge Tuck + Lifts (on each side)

10 Deep Plie Squats

50 Seconds Calf Raise Pulses

50 Seconds Barre Reverse Leg Lifts (each side)

1 Minute Heel Squat Pulses

1 Minute Inside & Outside Thigh Sweeps (alternating)

30 Seconds Ventral V Raises + Shallow Plie Squat Pulses

40 Seconds Kneeling Bent Rear Leg Raise Pulses (each side)

50 Second Tricep Kickback Pulses + Lunge (each side)

50 Seconds Bicep Curl Pulses + Ski Squat Hold

1 Minute Reverse Fly Pulses

1 Minute Static Reclined Arm Raises

1 Minute Toe Taps

1 Minute Flutter Kicks

Cool Down and Stretch
5 Shallow Squats + Full Body Stretch
30 Seconds each Side:
Hip Flexor Forward Lunge
Standing Quadriceps Stretch
Forward Leaning Hamstring Stretch

How many calories does Barre burn?
Our estimate of Barre calories burned – doing this particular Fitness Blender Barre workout video – comes in around 7 to 12 calories per minute. That might seem hard to believe considering that it is largely based off of such low impact training methods, but all it takes to believe those figures is one round through the routine above.

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