Today, we are doing a new session body and core workout. This workout uses some of out favorite barre-based exercises, and focuses on muscular endurance for the weights segment. I threw in some cardio blasts for good measure. 😉 It’s easy to related barre to the lower body and core benefits, but we can often forget that it can also help to strengthen and lean out the upper body muscles. Endurance exercises are so important to include in your routine. Not only do they help to change things up – we need to adjust the demands on our body to continue to achieve results – but also because it’s functional for life. What muscles are you using when you carry 18 bags of groceries from the car into the house and it takes you a few minutes because dogs and kids are trying to trip you? Endurance muscles.
Here’s a workout I put together using some of my favorite upper body arm exercises and a core blast at the end!
Barre Arms and Core Workout (video)
Remember that even though the weights are light, you can always switch them or ditch them. Feel free to use cans, water bottles, wine bottles, whatever you have on hand.
Here’s the full follow-along video:
Please let me know if you give this one and try and what you think!
If you’re looking for a longer workout, combine this one with the barre booty workout I posted a couple of weeks ago.