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Barre workout: Get lean and chiseled

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Xtend Barre workout moves

What do you get when you combine the grace and flexibility of dance moves with the strength and sculpting of Pilates? The Xtend Barre workout, a dynamic combination of exercises that will give you a long, strong and lean physique. Just in time for spring fitness, here is an Xtend Barre workout from Andrea Rogers, courtesy of

Xtend Barre workout moves

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Increases coordination and body awareness while strengthening your inner and outer thigh and increasing hip mobility.

Start: Stand with your right side facing the back of your chair (or barre, if available) with your feet parallel, right hand on the chair, and your left arm lifted, parallel to the floor in front of you.

Movement: Plié your right leg as you extend your left leg back and raise your left arm upward. Return to start and repeat.

Perform: 8 repetitions slow then 8 repetitions at tempo. Repeat with left side.

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