Wanna strengthen and tighten those muscles but remain lean and supple? Ballet stretches and strengthening exercises are made just for that purpose! Not only will you feel good after, but you will also look good during the exercises. Ballet is about strength, presentation and control of your body, not just being flexible and throwing your arms and legs about.
If you want to be more aware of your body movements and tone up, join the tribe! We love to share tips, exercises and questions on growing lean and mean!
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Meghan T answered the question What stretches would you recommend to get into splits?
First, start out carefully and only go into these when your muscles are warm (there's a reason they do splits in the middle or maybe sometimes at the end of a ballet class). Even try to do it at the end of the day wh...
Daniel H encouraged this.
I found these while researching alternative stretches for my ITB (nursing an injury):
- Daily routine: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CWMiIQ2KXE
- The best stretches you're not doing: http://www.dancespirit.com/2013/02/the-best-stretches-youre-not-doing/...
Alison B encouraged this.
Jun Yi L Just a simple tip that I found somewhere in the past: Weights build bulk. The way to build strength without bulk is to use your own weight against yourself, for example, push ups or sit ups.
I found this a while back: http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/44/60/ff/4460ff671bf50163d4a90ef81b9162f8.jpg I hope it helps!
Hey there, does anyone have any tips on how to stretch so you can do the splits? I really want to learn how to do it but don't know the best way to stretch and how long, if anyone has any tips then that would be great :) thankee!!
Hi! I'm new here... I've danced ballet for a few years and now there has been a few years break. I did somewhat advanced stuff back in the day, but never had the dedication, motivation or whatever to stretch enough and also awful problems with shi...
Hey you :) I'm an Ex-cheerleader and Gymnast I got injured and stopped streching..... And now i really want my flexibility back!
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Simone S answered the question What stretches would you recommend to get into splits?
Do your splits while somebody slowly pushes down on your hips. Another option, if it's the middle splits, is to do it on your back with your butt and legs against the wall. You then have the option of putting weights...
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Jun Yi L answered the question If you haven't done Ballet in a while would you start in beginner?
How have your classes been going, Bella? I've only just seen this question now, but if it were me, I would have just joined a basic class one step up from beginners, just to get the technique right again. After many...
Cherif D encouraged this.