Share a new exercise video made for my beginner friends. I have broken down some classic Barry moves and this is a great introduction if you are just trying the modeling for the first time or if you are a beginner in fitness. As always, speak with a doctor before making any fitness changes. Respect your body and adjust it as needed.
Hi friends! How is the day? Hope you have a happy morning so far. We’re back in town after Liv’s last dance competition of the season and officially welcome summer with open arms. 🙂
For today, I have a new workout video and This is for my buddies novice or junior! Even as a dancer and someone who’s been in the fitness world for years before trying Bree, during my first grade, I was like what this is and what’s going on. Barre can be a little intimidating if you don’t know the terminology or don’t know what to expect, so I wanted to use this morning’s post to explain some of the basics.
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Tips for beginners or beginners in Bree classes
Go with an open mind and confident that you will become more comfortable over time. Each studio has different layouts and flows to its class design, but you can usually expect a steady sequence at the bulkhead, stretch, force section using light hand weights, and floor section (usually the focus is on brigade and core). You can use other tools such as resistance bands, resistance rings, or gliders. They will constantly switch workouts – this keeps things fun and exciting! – But you’ll likely do a bunch of full-range movements, small pulses (to really get that muscle fatigue, burning, and feeling of vibration) and an isometric load.
Adjust or advance as you see * appropriate * and take breaks as needed. One of the nice things about Barre is that you can fire the moves to make it more spicy or tweak it to make things lower, depending on your fitness level and how you feel that day. There’s nothing wrong with modifying or taking a short recharge break during sets.
Some basic references in the form of Alpari:
– Watch out for your position. Keep your spine long and long and keep your ribs down to engage your core.
– Squatting is a little different! Instead of traditional squats, you will do pulsating, wear-type movements (up and down an inch or two) with your hips aligned with your torso (not protruding behind you).
Pay attention to the position of the foot. Your teacher should direct you as to whether your feet will be parallel (the point of the toes straight ahead), the first position (the heels together, the toes out), the second position (the wide stance with the toes outward), or if your feet should be bent or pointed .
What to wear and bring to a wild row:
I’ll definitely be wearing well-fitting pants or shorts, a comfortable tank or sports bra, and sticky socks. Some studies allow you to be barefoot, while others recommend sticky socks. It usually depends on the studio floor: Carpets are generally with adhesive socks, and laminate floors are usually barefoot or optional socks. Check with your studio to be sure!
If you are a beginner or a beginner, prepare for the addiction. Many years later, it’s still one of my favorite workouts and nothing challenges me like Barry’s class. It’s hard every time! It’s also a good idea to do a challenging workout without pounding joints or a lot of sweat, if you’re not in the mood for it or don’t want to shower afterwards.
Are you a fan of Bree? If so, what is your favorite style or studio?
If you tried this video please let me know how much you like it!
For more, try combining this exercise with this Pre-core video