Train Like a Ballerina – Part 2

Train Like a Ballerina – Part 2

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Hello Kora Beauties!

It’s time for Part 2 of your Ballet Beautiful workout! Remember you don’t need ballet experience to do this workout, Ballet Beautiful is a workout inspired by ballet and programmed to maximize results and time. Time to get ready for that killer Ballet Beautiful Burn!

Classic Hamstring Stretch
It is always important to begin a Ballet Beautiful workout with a simple stretch to open and release the muscles. For this stretch you will be seated on the mat, with your legs in front of you. Bend your left knee and extend your right leg out long on the floor in front of you. Reach towards your right foot, keeping your leg straight and hold for 10 to 20 seconds as the muscles begin to open. Repeat on other side.

Mary Helen Bowers Train Like a Ballerina - Part 2a

Fondu Side in Parallel – targets the outside of the legs, the butt and outside of the thighs
Lie on your mat on your right side, with your legs stretched out along the mat. Your left leg will be on top. Point your foot and lift your left leg, then lower your left leg while keeping your hips in parallel. Stay stretched long through your lifted leg, engage with your core, and keep your hips turned in. And don’t forget to keep breathing – this is difficult. You will start to feel a burning sensation in your outer hip and butt. Repeat on the other side. 4 sets of 8 reps

Mary Helen Bowers Train Like a Ballerina - Part 2b

Classic Swan Arms – targets the arms, shoulders and back
Stand with your neck and shoulders as relaxed as possible, your feet in parallel, and your knees slightly bent. Pull in through your stomach and open your chest. Stretch your arms out to the side, into second position. Bend your elbows down and lower your arms, without collapsing your chest. Then lift your elbows and raise your arms. Continue to lower and lift your arms slowly, imagine that you are moving through water. 3 sets of 8 reps

Mary Helen Bowers Train Like a Ballerina - Part 2c reversed named

Arabesque Lift with Swan Arms
Begin by standing with your right leg in front of your left. Slightly bend the right knee, keeping your knee over your toes, extending your left leg long behind you (ballet lunge). Now straighten your right knee, standing straight and lift your left leg off the floor. As you lift your leg off the floor engage your stomach and lift your arms up above your head in a V position. Lower your left leg down to the floor and bend your right knee to return to a ballet lunge, lowering your arms down by your side at the same time. Repeat this sequence. 3 set of 3 reps.

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Have a beautiful workout!
xoxo – Mary Helen | @balletbeautiful


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