The Only 3 Moves You Need to Get a Dancer's Body
Strong, sculpted limbs in minutes a day? Yes, please. Here, the ballet-inspired workout for a long, lean body
These moves, a mix of ballet and Pilates, should be done at an aerobic pace. By keeping your body in constant motion, you work your muscles the entire duration and burn more calories.
Overhead bungee cords are a major component in Piskin's Ballet Bungee, because, she says, they develop and strengthen muscles faster. At home, a stretchy rubber exercise band will get you the same results.
What You'll Get: This beginner plié move will warm up your muscles while strengthening your glutes, inner and outer thighs, hips, hamstrings and core.
Here's How: Begin with your feet in a wide second position (feet hip-distance apart, toes pointed out). With your exercise band folded in half, hold your arms out in front of you, with one end of the band in each hand. As you bend your knees into a plié, raise your arms over your head, and lower your arms as you straighten your legs back into starting position. Make sure to keep tension in the band as you continue, and keep your stomach muscles engaged.
Do This Many: Complete 2-3 sets of 20 pliés.
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