Instructor's name: Linda Stejskal
Type of Workout: Total Body
Fitness Level: Intermediate advanced
Equipment Needed: light hand weights, chair, mat
Total Running Time: 135 Minutes
Region: 0 (Worldwide) - This is a DVD-R
GET ALL 4 ENDURANCE 40 WORKOUTS
Welcome to the Endurance 40 Series. These workouts use intervals of 40 seconds of work with 10 seconds of rest to build your endurance, strength, fitness, co-ordination and stability. The workouts are designed to fully fatigue your muscles and to take you to another level of focus and technique. Your brain will be challenged and your muscles will feel the burn, but don't worry, there are always modifications available.
The 4 Workouts are:
Sculpt It (35 mins) you will start with standing squat and lunge leg raise variations to heat up the body and get your heart rate up. Then some inverted exercises such as down dog glute raise to step forward, side to side sit outs, mini handstands and alternating glute raises. Next are standing and inverted with curtsy lunges to knee ups, plie squats and side lunges to leg raises, hinged knee pulls and a plank to inner thigh raise twist exercise. Then some core and glute focused raises, twists and extensions. The final 5 rounds focus on abs and lower back.
Burn It (36 mins) you will start with 10 rounds of standing squat and lunge exercises to heat up the body and get your heart rate up. Then 10 rounds of inverted exercises such as down dog glute raise variations, modified burpees, plank side steps and knee pulls and a glute raise to twisted leg extension combo. Then the next 10 rounds are standing again with more lunges, kicks, oblique leg raises and a side kneeling knee pull. The final 5 rounds focus on abs and lower back.
Build It Up (37 mins) you will start with 10 rounds of standing squat, lunge and kick exercises as well as down dog and mini handstand combinations to heat up the body and get your heart rate up. Then 10 rounds staying on one side. You will start with standing squats, lunges and kicks and then inverted exercises and mini handstands. Repeat on the other side for a further 10 rounds. The final 5 rounds focus on obliques and lower back.
Chisel It (34 mins) you will start with 5 rounds of standing exercises such as lunges, plie squats and pulses. Then move to more focused arms exercises with lower body engagement and oblique focused standing exercises. Next use the chair to perform targeted leg circles and raises with angle changes. The last 5 rounds are on the mat with dedicated abdominal exercises and lower back raises.
About The Instructor: Hi, I'm Linda - creator of Barlates Body Blitz. I have worked in the diet and fitness industry for most of my career and have created close to 850 workout videos to bring my passion for exercise to you!
My desire is to help you sculpt a strong, healthy body with a fusion of barre, Pilates, yoga as well as more traditional cardio + toning exercises. So what are you waiting for, lets go workout together!
What is Barlates Body Blitz: Barlates is a fusion style workout that borrows from pilates, barre, ballet, yoga and more traditional cardio and toning. The idea was to create a workout, which flows seamlessly from one move into the next using the principles of isotension and high repetitions to build long, lean muscles. By using a lighter weight with high repetitions the exercises are designed to target all of those underused smaller muscle groups resulting in a defined, lengthened dancer's physique. This is a real girls workout in the sense that it is fun and feminine, but don't get me wrong it is still super intense with a big burn factor! The workouts are designed to be mixed and matched with an array of 20-30 minute upper body, lower body, abdominal and total body workouts that can be strung together for a longer session or done individually if you are short on time. These workouts will hit all those trouble spots and best of all you don't even need to wear shoes to do them! Get ready to sweat, puff and burn - hopefully you'll love every minute of it!