This, really, is the big takeaway for anyone who learned about fitness through watching Jersey Shore: You don’t need a bench press, a squat rack, and a pile of 45-pound plates to get a good workout. You just need some very focused movements, and a willingness to walk through a fiery hell of discomfort.

from 5 Reasons Why Men Can (and Should!) Do Barre Class - GQ

It should be noted however that this kinid of exercise does not build muscle in the same way as more traditional compound movement strength training.

Stabilisers: 8 reps each leg

  1. Lie on back, straight raise 2" one leg at a time, sweep latterally slowly and hold 8s
  2. Lie on side, straight sweep top leg forward hold 8s then backwards hold 8s

Squats: 10 reps of each squat 8s count (4s down, 4s up)

  1. Feet shoulder-width apart
  2. Feet together
  3. Feet beyond shoulder width, toes pointing out

Core: (coccyx balance)

  • Keep balance on tailbone with a 90° angle between torso and legs and in knees. Reach arms out in front.
  • Hold for 30 sec
  • Extend legs one at a time, 8s count
  • Bring knees to chest, 8s count
from Build Your Body with Ballet - Men's Health


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