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THIGH WORKOUT BY THE BARRE PROJECT

Ever wondered what a baby giraffe looks like doing The Barre Project? Look no further Jacq Alwill is giving you all the insight! That aside however, The Barre Project is something YOU WANT TO DO or add into your current fitness regime. It will test how you can effectively activate small and important muscle groups, create long lean muscles, improve flexibility and of course test your coordination. The fact you have a smile on your face the whole time is of course just a bonus. Tune in below to see one of three workouts we have created for you to give you a taste of Sydney’s newest fitness craze – The Barre Project! 

THIGH WORKOUT WITH THE BARRE PROJECT

Move 1

A (1 leg lifted into lunge)

  • Face the center of the room, extend the R leg in front of you, leg is straight, bend your standing knee, relax your shoulders, pull your abs in

B (series)

  • Life the leg up, hold 5-10 seconds, release for 1 second – 10x
  • Quicker lifts – 10x
  • Lunge forward, hands to the hips, bend knees down and up – 10x
  • Cut the movement in half, small bends in the knees – 10x

C (repeat)

  • Repeat this series 1x R 1x L

Move 2

A (wide second to side lunge)

  • Feet are wider than hips, toes turned out slightly, bend knees in line with your hips, ball at the chest elbows wide, pull your abs in

B (series)

  • Squeeze the ball as you bend the knees – 10x
  • Arms up, lunge R squeeze the ball as you lunge to the R – 10x
  • Center squeeze the ball as you bend the knees – 10x
  • Arms up, lunge L squeeze the ball as you lunge to the L – 10x

C (repeat)

  • Repeat this series 2 times

Move 3

A (high V to chair)

  • Heels together toes apart, lift your heels high, press the heels together, bend your knees, pull your abs in

B (series)

  • Press knees back, hold 5-10 seconds, release for 1 second – 10x
  • Speed up the motion – 10x
  • Pull off the barre into a chair slowly – 10x
  • Hold your body into a chair, tiny bends through the knees – 10x

C (repeat)

  • Repeat this series 2 times

Move 4

A (parallel into front hinge)

  • Feet are hip with, lift your heels high off the ground, bend your knees, pull your abs in

B (series)

  • Bend the knees slowly down and slowly up – 10x
  • Tiny bends in the knees – 10x
  • Press palms into barre, hinge forward from waist, back is flat, slowly bend down and up – 10x
  • Tiny bends in the knees tempo – 10x

C (repeat)

  • Repeat this series 2 times
Jacqueline Alwill

Jacqueline Alwill is a qualified, practicing nutritionist, personal trainer, whole foods cook and most importantly mother to Jet. She is committed to improving the health, wellbeing and happiness of all individuals.

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