Hoddy Potter #02

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Kansas City studio owner Hoddy creates a fun class designed to build confidence and sex appeal. Her choreography has many level changes to give you maximum results. Hoddy focuses the class on toning the corners of your seat while you do thigh work in wide 2nd position and standing seat in a narrow turnout. This class will prove that anything is worth fighting for.

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)

A 7” diameter playground or Bar Method ball

Two firm oversized throw pillows

We suggest doing the class on a carpet, rug or mat


Class Details/Benefits:

Kick off with plank!
• Jump start your work out with a full body exercise designed to build your stamina, test your endurance and enjoy Hoddy’s fun optional challenge.

Benefits:
• Strengthens your core muscles.
• Narrows your waist, side and back.

Use your heavy or light weights to tone your shoulders with “bent-elbow lifts”:
• Listen carefully to Hoddy as you will play with bringing your elbows to different levels.

Benefits:
• Tones your deltoids.
• Gives you good shoulder alignment and an open chest.



Related Bar Method Online Video:

Check out this great mini barre class video which also features Hoddy Potter giving great form tips while she leaves no muscle unworked during this smart, super-targeted mini class.



Continue your warm up with bicep pulses in a wide stance designed to tone your arms and challenge your balance:

Benefits:
• Shapes and elongates your biceps.
• Works the stabilizer muscles in your upper back.
• Sculpts your glutes.
• Improves posture.

Then you lift a lighter weight to the back during one-weight lifts.
• You will use a lighter weight with focus on lifting up to tone and strengthen the back of your arms and back muscles.

Benefits:
• Sculpts the back of your shoulders.
• Tones your upper back muscles.
• Improved posture.
• Works your legs so you continue to burn calories.

On to push ups:
• You will rev up your heart rate and challenge your stamina with multi leveled push-ups. Stick with them and Hoddy will entertain you along the way.

Benefits:
• Tones and strengthens your shoulders, biceps and triceps.
• Tones your glutes.
• Works your core muscles.

And reverse push ups:
• This fast exercise will quickly shape and tone your arms. Work hard to do them correctly.

Benefits:
• Carves your triceps.
• Narrows your upper arm so that it looks both sculpted and slender.

Put away your weights and go right to the bar for heel lifts!

Shape your calves with heel lifts in your natural wide turn out:

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

Stretch at the bar:
• Enjoy this time to elongate and prepare your muscles for the intense work ahead. Hoddy adds the spiral stretch variation to help tone your upper torso.

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

Get your ball, it is time for thigh work:
• You will tone your inner thighs in three fun sets of thigh work starting with your feet in a wide 2nd position, then use your ball with your feet hip width apart and finish with your legs in a diamond shape.

Benefits:
• Toned, slimmer inner thighs.
• Substantial calorie burn-off
• Tones your glutes.
• Challenges your posture and stamina.

Get ready for standing seat.
• Challenge your body to stay vertical and grip your seat for standing seat in a narrow V stance.

Benefits:
•Transforms your body from your shoulders to your knees.
• The tuck elongates your legs and flattens your abs.
•Gives you a dancer’s dent on the outside of your seat.

Stay at the bar for more thigh-work!
• Bring your legs tight together and challenge your body to keep them together as you tuck through Hoddy’s cardio choreography.

Benefits:
• Narrows your thighs.
• “Leans down” your whole body.

Stretch on floor or mat:
• Stretch and elongate your shaky muscles on your mat or padded rug. Hoddy gives you a challenging balance.

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

Continue shaping your seat with diagonal seat:
• In this seat-work you will work with a bent knee so your hamstrings can help lift your seat.

Benefits:
• Targets your upper glutes, lifting your seat higher on your back.
• Carves your hamstrings.

Get your ball again and go right into “curl”.
• You will get your abdominals toned with 3 sets of curl: arm dancing, high curl with the ball behind your waist and low curl with your legs in an L-shape. You will need your mat or firm pillow support for arm dancing.

Benefits:
• Creates a fast burn in your six pack abs.
• Changes your abs quickly.
• Tones your glutes.
• Tones your legs.

Now for the fun part: back-dancing!
• You will have another chance to tone the corners of your seat with your feet in a wide stance.

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

Your final stretch:

Benefits:
• Release from stretch.
• More elongated leg muscles.
• Better performance from your body the next time you work out.



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6 Responses to “Hoddy Potter #02”
  1. Carla

    This one’s my favorite so far. And I love Kendra’s funny facial expressions during the workout. They challenge me to push harder!

  2. Catherine

    This video was awesome! I love Hoddy’s energy. She made me want to challenge myself in every single exercise. Got my sweating in no time.

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