Ballet Legs Workout

Happy Saturday Blogging Friends! AND Happy March!

Started off my weekend with a little barre workout at Pop Physique in Venice. We did lots of plank variations today, so I know I’ll be feeling it in my abs tomorrow.

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I was anxious to get home quickly from class because it was already 75 degrees at 9 am this morning. Woo. I sat outside in my backyard for about an hour writing in my blog journal and soaking up some rays. 🙂  I present to you: my Ballet Legs Workout. 
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Repeat this circuit 2-3x and make sure to stretch afterwards.

Heel Raises

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Raise up to your toes and squeeze your butt at your highest point.

Plie Squats

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Make sure you are keeping your knees in line with your 2nd toe and not dipping inward.

Single Leg Deadlift

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Bend forward at your torso and use your stance leg to pull your body back to the upright position.

Standing Hip Flexion Lifts

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Balance on one leg, lift up your opposite thigh to about hip height, then from there lift your leg up 2-3 more inches. Try to keep the motion tiny as that will isolate your hip a little more.

Plie Squat Jumps

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Watch knee alignment and land softly absorbing the landing.

Straight Leg Raises

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Lift your straight leg up to same height as your opposite thigh, from here raise up 2-3 inches and lower back to your starting position parallel to your opposite thigh. Same as the standing hip lifts, keep the motion small.

Heel Raises

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Remember to squeeze your butt when you come up to your toes.

Wall Sits

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Keep knees on top of ankles and again in line with your second toe

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Hope you all enjoy the workout!

What are your plans for the weekend?

~M

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