Ballet Butt Workout

HELLLLO!!!!

Yikes It’s been awhile. For some reason life has been incredibly busy the past couple of weeks and I haven’t had much energy to sit down to write. But not to worry, I am back.

One thing that kept me busy was that I turned 30 two weeks ago! I’m no longer in my 20′s, that is very strange. I feel like I’m still 26 and look 26……until I see someone that is 21 and realize how young they look.  Ha. I saw this picture on Pinterest yesterday, and that pretty much sums it all up.

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Before we get to the workout, I want to share a couple of pictures from my birthday celebration. What did I do to celebrate my big 30, you may ask…..Well, I wanted to do something different but didn’t want to spend too much much traveling anywhere since it was right after the holidays. I’ve done the bar thing a lot too and that didn’t sound that exciting to me. So, we decided to go to Disneyland! Yes again. If you have been following my blog, you know that we went to Disney for Christmas  Well, we have our annual passes to use and some of our friends do as well.

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Man I really love that place, and I can’t imagine it ever getting old.

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Oh and awesome side-note: I share my birthday with Ms Kate Middleton. I love her and even more so since she is my birthday buddy and all.

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Onto my Ballet Workout Series.  Today I wanted to share a Ballet Butt workout…..Spring is going to be here sooner than we think (It’s 70 degrees in LA right now!) so we have to be prepared for little shorts and skirts, right? :)

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(There are 2 more weeks left of football, so my personal photographer will be available then) :)

Plie Squats

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For the pulsing Plie Squats performed at the end of the circuit, squat down to your lowest point and pulse your knees out and feel that squeeze in the side of your butt. Keep the movement tiny and concentrated.

Donkey Kicks

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Keep hips straight down towards the ground and squeeze butt as you lift up towards the ceiling.

Bridge

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Make sure core is tight throughout. For Pulsing Bridges, lift hips up-keep them up, and press knees out away from your mid line (same idea as the pulsing plie squats)

Hip Extensions

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To modify, bend forward at your hips so that your head is level with the chair. Keep core tight and leg straight and lift up behind you squeezing your butt.

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FIre Hydrants

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Similar to donkey kicks, make sure you keep your torso still and don’t let it rotate as you lift your leg.

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Keep knees stacked on top of ankles and use your front leg to pull you up and kick your opposite leg forward

Alright kids, off to enjoy the sunshine…….Let me know how you like the workout!

~M

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