Get ready to transform your body with AcaciaTV‘s Xtend Barre workout. The three routines contained in this video combine elements of dance, Pilates and cardio to build lean muscle, lengthen and strengthen the entire body, burn calories and increase stamina. The routine includes a warm up and cool down segment as well as a brief instructional segment for proper technique.
The result from all this hard work? A graceful, elegant dancer’s body.
Developed by professional dancer, choreographer, and Pilates instructor Andrea Rogers, this workout is for enthusiast and fanatic level exercisers. The only equipment you’ll require is a sturdy chair, a set of light weights and a mat.
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If the workout is challenging to start, Rogers offers some more forgiving variations for you to try on most of the moves. But you may find even those are tough at first. And tell me, does Rogers look just a tiny bit like Carrie Underwood?
Upper Body: This quickly moving upper-body section creates defined shoulders and arms and a beautiful back. You use small weights and small movements for big results. 11 minutes.
Barre: This barre segment employs tiny but strong movements to lift and tighten trouble spots like the glutes, hips, and thighs. You will definitely get into your challenge zone with this one. 22 minutes.
Core: Target the deep abdominal muscles with stylized crunches and Pilates-inspired exercises like the incredibly challenging teaser series to help chisel your midsection in this powerful core workout.