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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

Tricep Dips

Works your core muscles, strengthens your triceps and helps with stabilization of the shoulder blades.

Start: Sit on the floor with your knees slightly bent and your feet flat on the floor. Your legs should be hip-width apart. Place your hands behind you with your hands flat and fingers facing forward.

Movement: Keep your rear on the floor and shift your upper-body weight back, bending your elbows and lower your upper body towards the floor. Resist into the floor as you straighten your arms. As you advance, extend your legs, alternating with each repetition, as you straighten your arms.

Perform: 8 repetitions slow then 8 repetitions fast.

Visit to learn more about the Xtend Barre workout and the Xtend Barre: Lean & Chiseled DVD (debuts April 5, 2011), a 55-minute workout that includes an upper-body section, flowing dance movements on the barre and a core program for your midsection.

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