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Xtend Barre: Lean and Chiseled Workout Details and Review
Xtend Barre: Lean and Chiseled debuted on DVD from Acacia on April 5, 2011. Developed by professional dancer, choreographer, and Pilates instructor Andrea Rogers, Xtend Barre combines ballet moves with Pilates mat work to create a lean, strong and flexible body. Xtend Barre: Lean and Chiseled is a fifty-five minute workout that is divided into three segments which allows the user to customize their workout each day. Utilizing both toning and cardio, this unique workout lengthens and strengthens your entire body while burning calories and building lean muscle.
From the main menu, you can opt to play the entire workout or choose from the three segments: upper body (11 minutes), barre (23 minutes), core (10 minutes). The warm up (6 minutes) and cool down (5 minutes) are each chaptered separately to tack on to each of the individual sections. Also included on the DVD, is an introduction and tutorial where Andrea describes the workout and demonstrates many of the moves. Andrea is joined in the workout by two background exercisers. For the workout you will need a light set of weights, a chair or barre, and depending on your workout area, an exercise mat.
Xtend Barre: Lean and Chiseled begins with a gentle flowing warm-up that includes plies, curtsey squats, tondus and passé with integrated arm movements. The warm up is followed by the upper body routine which uses a light set of weights. This section is all about high repetitions with light weights and small movements and pulses designed to create sculpted shoulders and arms. The barre segment comes next and uses a chair. In this segment you will find a mixture of ballet inspired movements to target the lower body. The workout is nicely paced to induce a cardio affect as well. The final segment targets the core using a mixture of Pilates, plank and rotational exercises. The workout concludes with seated and standing stretches.
Xtend Barre: Lean and Chiseled is a great toning and sculpting barre workout that hits the entire body. Andrea is a wonderful instructor; she is warm and engaging, professional and encouraging. She uses great form, cues well and offers form pointers and thorough instruction throughout the workout. She does a great job of gently persuading you to push harder and do a little further.
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