Burr Mini Class Stretch #07

Burr guides you through a special mini class with more emphasis on the stretching technique. Enjoy deeply stretching your hamstrings, thighs, seat, and back muscles after performing brief strength sets of pushups, thigh-work, fold-over and curl to get your muscles warm and ready to stretch.

What you’ll need:

A sturdy chair or portable bar
A soft strap for stretching (bathrobe tie)
Two free weights (2 to 4 pounds each)
2 firm oversized throw pillows
We suggest doing the class on a carpet, rug or mat

Class Details/Benefits:

First, pushups:
• You will rev up your heart rate by doing 30 full range pushups.

Benefits:
• Helps flatten your stomach. span>
• Tones your glutes.
• Works your core muscles.



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Next, go right to the bar for a stretch!

Stretch at the bar:
• Enjoy this time to elongate and prepare your muscles for the intense work ahead.

Benefits:
• Increases the range of motion in your legs.
• Stretches your hamstrings, hips muscles, thighs, back, waist and arm muscles.
• Enhances coordination.

Stay at the bar for 1 set of thigh-work:

Benefits:
• Narrows your quads.
• Substantial caloric burn-off.
• Increased stamina.
• Leaner body overall.

Stretch on floor or mat:
• Stretch and elongate your shaky muscles on your mat or padded rug.

Benefits:
• Increases the range of motion in your legs.
• Elongates your quads and hamstrings.
• Streamlines the front of your body.

Stretch your thighs with a standing quad stretch, and stay right there for fold-over seat-work.
• Burr guides you through a quick set of fold-over to tone your seat while still elongating and stretching your working leg.

Benefits:
• Narrows your thighs.
• Burns lots of calories
• “Lean’s down” your entire body.

Right onto “curl”
• Challenge your deep abs with low curl.

Benefits:
• A toned transverse abdominus.
• Deeply stretches your back muscles.

Now for the fun part: back-dancing!

Benefits:
• A healthier lower back and hips.
• More lifted and carved seat muscles.
• Enhanced coordination.

Your final stretch:
• Stretch your hamstrings, glutes and back muscles during this peaceful, energizing final stretch sequence.

Benefits:
• Release from stress.
• More elongated leg muscles.
• Great strength and energy.
• Better performance from your body the next time you work out.

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One Response to “Burr Mini Class Stretch #07”
  1. Catherine

    Don’t let the title fool you. I still worked up a sweat. I was still sore from my class that I took yesterday, so this Mini Class was perfect.