Instructor's name: Linda Stejskal
Type of Workout: Total Body Toning
Fitness Level: Intermediate/advanced
Equipment Needed: light hand weights, resistance loop, chair, small ball, ankle weights
Total Running Time: 179 Minutes
Manufacture Year: 2023
Region: 0 - This is a DVD-R
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Welcome to the On Point series. Target all your problem areas with these effective, high repetition workouts. You will do each exercise for 60 seconds with no rest between sets. The exercises build on one another, so that you fully fatigue each area before moving on to the next. There's plenty of variety and some added equipment to really increase the challenge. There are longer and shorter workouts, so you can choose according to your schedule. Get ready to burn!
The 5 Workouts are:
Thighs (45 mins) you will use ankle weights in combination with traditional mat thigh exercises. You will start with 5 exercises for the outer thighs, such as leg raises and bend extends. Then 5 exercises for the inner thighs including raises, extensions and sweeps. Next 5 exercises for the quads in a seated position with lots of angle changes. And finally 5 exercises in an all 4s and side lying position with side leg raises, clam shells and knees and toes.
Arms (32 mins) you will start with larger range of motion arm movements using a Pilates ball. Then move into a weightless arm series with lots of angle changes and some faster and slower exercises. Then grab light hand weights to target the entire upper body with rotations, raises, presses and curls. You will start with just one weight, then use both weights. Finish with a lengthening stretch.
Abs (45 mins) you will start laying on your back with long lever leg raise and upper body crunch variations. Next a side plank position with lots of oblique work using both upper and lower body. Then a seated c-curve position with leg raises and arm engagement. More laying lower abs work and a lower back extension series. Finally an all 4s position with upper and lower raises and crunches.
Glutes (34 mins) you will start with a lunge variation series with tucks and reaches. Then a leg raise segment with angle changes. Next a side leaning series with side leg raises and backwards extensions. Then move to the mat in an all 4s position to do more leg raises and sweeps with both straight and bent legs. Finish with a laying glute raise and then a lengthening stretch.
Inner Thighs (23 mins) you will start in wide plie using the loop for extra resistance. There are squats, tucks, heel raises and sweeps. Next move to the mat for more traditional inner thigh raises, extensions and sweeps.
About the instructor: Hi, I'm Linda - creator of Barlates Body Blitz. I have worked in the diet and fitness industry as an instructor and personal trainer for most of my career and have created close to 550 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? Let's go work out 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!