Today’s awesome workout for you is a Toning Barre Workout. Remember — each phase of the workout, you will do for a count of 30 (for example, count 30 push ups… 30 diamonds, 30 hundreds.) The workout follows:
Warm up – Start in standing position, hands in front of your chest, abdominals contracted, lift knees towards your chest.
Push ups – From knees or standard push up position, bend elbows wide bringing chest towards the floor.
Tricep dips- Sit, bend knees, hands behind, your fingers forwards, lift hips up and bend elbows.
Hundreds – lie on your back, extend legs to ceiling or diagonal, curl chin to chest, bring arms up by sides, keep arms straight as you pump them up and down by hips.
Thighs- Hold chair back with right hand, left hand on hip, legs zipped together, parallel, rise to toes, bend knees bringing seat towards knee level. Bend knees down an inch and then up an inch (called a pulse).
Thighs – Hold on to chair back with right hand, left hand on hip, feet wider than hips, toes turned out. Bend knees, bring seat towards knee level. Bend knees down an inch and then up an inch (also called a pulse).
Abs- Sit on floor, legs hip width apart bend, hold under knees, round back bringing waistband of pants towards mat. Tuck hips under, pull in abdomen. Move back an inch and then up an inch. Try releasing one arm or both.
Abs- lay on back, extend toes to the ceiling and put your hands flat alongside your body on the floor. Engage your abs. Then lift your butt off the floor.
Back extension- Lay facedown on the floor, squeeze seat as you extend arms and legs long lifting them off the floor.
Stretch- finally lie on your back, bring right leg to ceiling hold onto the back of the leg, elbows wide, and pull it to your chest. Then do the same with the left leg.