I’m one of those people who doesn’t really enjoy working out or exercising. If I feel like it’s “work” instead of “fun”, I’m probably not going to do it! Which is why I’m always looking for fun ways to make working out more bearable. And that’s why I want to try the bar method.
Have you heard of The Bar Method before? It’s a body sculpting workout that, according to the website, “integrates the fat-burning format of interval training with muscle-shaping isometrics to quickly and safely reshape the entire body. Its non-impact, one-hour workout targets all major muscle groups and improves posture.”
This full-body workout utilizes a ballet bar fitness technique and draws from the principles of isometrics, dance conditioning, interval training, and physical therapy. The result is a noticeable â€œBar Methodâ€ sculpted body featuring:
- Firm, elongated muscles
- Reduced body fat
- High muscle definition in the chest
- Improved posture
- Long, narrow thighs
- A lifted seat and defined hamstrings
- Strong, flat abdominals
- Increased stamina and energy
- Extended youthfulness
Flat abs, better posture, and a lifted seat? I’m in! My only concern was that I was going to need a ballet bar, but you don’t. For the exercise DVD that I’m interested in, all I’ll need is a sturdy chair, a soft strap for stretching, two free weights (2 to 4 pounds each). I’ve already got all of those things, so I’m willing to give it a shot!
In the Beginner’s Workout, you use basic body-sculpting exercises such as â€œstanding seat-workâ€ and â€œkickstand curlâ€ in this 37 minutes long, full-body workout. This is exactly what I need since I’m so out of shape!
There are also other DVDs available. In the Dancerâ€™s Body Advanced Workout you will slim down and sculpt your body quickly. It’s a “super advanced” workout. I’m guessing out of my league. It’s 62 minutes that draws from the principles of dance to target the muscles that give your body a beautiful, defined, graceful appearance.
There’s also a Pregnancy WorkoutÂ designed as a pre-natal workout. In this 45-minute long workout, there are a series of gentle, safe and challenging moves, including free-weight work, thigh exercises, standing seat-work, and abdominal strengthening exercises performed while propped up on pillows.
There are two other DVDs, the Super Sculpting and Super Sculpting II workouts. In under an hour, these workouts target problem areas such as the inner thighs and seat. According to the website, if you want the quickest results possible, these are the workouts for you! That scares me, but I’m game to try it!
And if you’d prefer to take a class instead of doing it in the comfort of your home, you can locate Bar Method studios throughout the country.
Have you tried The Bar Method? Or like me does it sound too intense?
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