Barlates: Ballet Sculpt Lower

I am currently limited to low impact cardio and standing lower body work that uses no dumbbells. So I have been doing lots of barre workouts! This is one of Linda Wooldridge‘s free Barlates workouts on YouTube. It has been on my To Do list for a while and I finally got to it this morning. It is tough! Ballet Sculpt Lower is an all standing lower body barre workout that will fry your legs. I was whimpering in pain several times! So an excellent workout and exactly what I am looking for.

Ballet Sculpt Lower is 33:30 minutes; the first minute is Linda talking about the Sticky Be socks she is wearing for the workout, 4 minute warm up (warm up consists plie squat variations and some narrow squats) and 2:30 minute stretch. Equipment: chair or barre.

  1. Bent knee crescents, tapping toe in front of you and behind you; changes to sweeping straight leg in front of you then around behind you; add tapping floor with fingertips when swinging leg behind you and leaning back slightly when swinging leg in front of you
  2. Bent knee raised behind you with foot and knee level (hydrant)–pulse leg up and down; keep leg raised in hydrant and straighten and bend leg; leg still raised in hydrant but now out to side–pulse leg up and down; leg still raised in hydrant to side, straighten and bend leg; leg still in hydrant, bring leg in front of you and pulse leg up and down; leg still in hydrant in front of you, straighten and bend leg
  3. Raise and lower straight leg behind you, touching fingertips to floor when raising leg; raise and lower straight leg out to side of body; raise and lower straight leg in front of you
  4. Standing on one leg, other leg raised and bent, raise and lower heel; leg still raised, do a one leg squat, raising bent leg behind you as you squat
  5. Repeat 1-4 on other leg
  6. Narrow plie squats

For more info on Barlates and other (free) streaming workouts I’ve sampled and reviewed, check out my Streaming page.

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