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 AcaciaLifestyle.com 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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