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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 AcaciaLifestyle.com.

Back attitude

Back attitude

Works your lower body and helps align and stabilize your hips.

Start: Stand facing the back of your chair (or barre, if available). Move your feet into first position and place both of your hands on the back of the chair.

Movement: Demi-plié, keeping your heels on the floor, then place your weight onto your right foot and extend your left leg back into a back attitude. Keep your right knee bent and hips forward. Press your leg back in small controlled movements, maintaining the turned-out position.

Perform: 8 repetitions slow then 16 repetitions fast. Return to start, switch legs and repeat.

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