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New Jersey studio owner Emily King supportively guides you through a beginner’s class. Learn how to fine-tune the Bar Method technique to quickly target muscles and get the results you want.

Shape your shoulders with “bent elbow lifts:”

Lift free weights to the front of your shoulders.

Benefits:

  • Defined shoulder muscles.
  • Improved posture.
  • Continue your warm-up with bicep curls while in a “second position” stance.

    Benefits:

  • Shapes and elongates your biceps.
  • Tones your glutes.
  • Improves posture.


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    Then lift a lighter weight and raise it to the back in “one-weight lifts:”

    Pick up a lighter weight, draw it behind you, and press your arm in towards your body.

    Benefits:

  • Sculpts the back of your shoulders and your back muscles.
  • Works your legs to burn calories.
  • On to pushups:
    Get your heart rate going with 20 full range pushups.

    Benefits:

  • Tones and strengthens your shoulders, biceps and triceps.
  • Tones your glutes.
  • Work your core muscles.
  • And reverse pushups:

    This fast exercise quickly shapes and tones your arms. Focus on keeping your shoulders over your wrists and bending your elbows with very rep.

    Benefits:

  • Carves your triceps.
  • Narrows your upper arms so that they look sculpted and slender.


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    Put away your weights and go right to the bar for a stretch.

    Stretch at the bar:
    Elongate your muscles and get them ready for the leg-work ahead.

    Benefits:

  • Increases the range of motion in your legs.
  • Stretches your hamstrings and hip, thigh, back, waist and arm muscles.
  • Enhances coordination.
  • Lift and lower your heels with your feet in a wide turn out:

    Benefits:

  • Strengthens and slims your calf muscles.
  • Lengthens the look of your legs.
  • Warms up your legs to get them ready for thigh-work.
  • On to thigh-work:

    Do three consecutive sets of thigh-work: Start with your feet hips-width apart and parallel; move to a “second position;” and finish back in the parallel position.

    Benefits:

  • Narrows your quads and hips.
  • Tones your glutes.
  • Burns lots of calories.
  • Stay at the bar for two sets of “diagonal” seat-work with your legs in parallel.

    Enjoy the quick results you will get from “diagonal” seat-work.

    Benefits:

  • Lifts and shapes your glutes.
  • Carves your hamstrings.
  • Sculpts your upper back muscles.
  • More thigh-work with your legs together.

    Do an energetic set of legs-together thigh-work to raise your heart rate.

    Benefits:

  • Burns lots of calories.
  • Tones your quads.
  • Builds stamina.
  • Stretch on a soft carpet or mat:

    Stretch and elongate your shaky leg muscles on your mat or padded rug.

    Benefits:

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

    Tone your abdominals with three sets of curl: Begin with “straight leg clam,” lying on your mat with a towel under your seat; move up to “high curl,” and finish by toning your deep abs in “low curl.”

    Benefits:

  • Strengthens and flattens your abs.
  • Therapeutically stretches your back muscles.
  • Tones your glutes and quads.
  • Now for the fun part: Back-dancing with your feet hips-width apart:

    Benefits:

  • A healthier lower back.
  • More flexible hips.
  • More lifted and carved seat muscles.
  • Enhanced coordination.
  • Stretch and elongate 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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    Tags: bar, barre, exercise, health, muscles, posture, stretch, tone