View Full Version : Longer leaner muscles
01-08-2005, 11:07 PM
01-09-2005, 01:33 PM
Hey no tu tu's required!
I'm doing 3 sets of 30 second count then 1 minute counts and finally 1 1/2 minute count.
i'll try to find some pictures if anyone doesn't know the standard ballet warm up exercises.
every step makes a difference,
01-09-2005, 03:23 PM
I'm a swimmer... that works WONDERS too. :)
I wouldn't know what to DO, MissLinda! Can you post some "ballet" exercises for us?
01-09-2005, 03:29 PM
Hey Kate and everyone else who is interested.....here is a link to a site that shows the beginning positons of ballet. The first set of exercises are AWESOME for the arms!
if you have any questions please ask, my sister use to teach ballet and would be more than willing to answer ques and concerns!
01-09-2005, 04:33 PM
I did ballet for years, but I remember doing actual dances... would we be choreographing things? Or just "exercising"?
01-09-2005, 04:54 PM
Nope, I don't do dances.....I stick to the simple movement to develop strength, and definition--oh and GRACEFULNESS???? I really don't look good in tights and a leotard---i'll leave that to you kate(!!!!!) :D
01-09-2005, 05:05 PM
I love you. ;P Compliments. The quickest way to my heart. hee
Well, I'm game for some dancing. Haven't done it in a while, but ...what the hey.
01-09-2005, 05:16 PM
yessssssssss ME NEED LOVE! :p
01-09-2005, 05:20 PM
So what do we do? How do we internetly work out together?
01-09-2005, 05:24 PM
preferably use this thread as a "check in" device to attend. obviously we will all have different schedules but this way we can "visually" see who is actively doing it. feel free to post when you have done it or what kind of improvements you feel, experience or see. :)
01-11-2005, 07:58 PM
Okay, not ballet, but I swam today.
01-11-2005, 08:35 PM
Okay, Linda, so I went to the website. Are you doing three sets of every exercise shown in every position for the times you stated? How long does this take? I'm interested, but I have to work myself into the thought of it first.
01-11-2005, 09:09 PM
OOPS! I forgot to post--I did them two days in a row. Yes, I'm doing the first picture that shows 1st position, 2nd position etc just that box.
I really like the long lean muscles that develop in the arms--I've always envied the definition that ballerinas get from their exercises! I don't use weights as I do not like the bulky effect. Personal preference I don't think it looks good on me.
I think you'll enjoy the movements with music as the fluidness and gracefulness sets in.........I think that's part of the beauty of it too beside how great your ams will look.
01-11-2005, 09:12 PM
So you're doing the first box. Are you doing the other boxes, too?
01-13-2005, 10:47 AM
Won't be doing any other boxxes yet--still hve injuries--can only do real basic small stuff.
Just finished a set this morning!
01-15-2005, 05:09 PM
I swear i'm such a DORK.....i did aset this morning and stretched out. :p
This sounds interesting, I'll be glad to jump in (albeit a little late) and do some ballet exercises.
I usually stretch daily, but I've never done ballet exercises before.
01-20-2005, 12:58 PM
not late at all :p
I just finished a set this morning and did a set sitting while meditating last night. Sore since haven't been able to move--but I feel stronger today.
01-22-2005, 04:03 PM
I want to laught at myself--thinking about how limited my exercises are :p
I did a set last night and this morning--i can already feel my body reacting to it. I can't wit until the obvious results---my raw is going awesome and i have a feeling this time it will be fine :)
01-23-2005, 11:41 AM
I don't know if any of you like workout tapes, but I bought a wonderful workout tape a few years ago called New York City Ballet workout and I love it! I studied ballet for nine years and this tape was like attending one of my old classes! I don't do it as often as I used to, but when I do I love it! It was produced very nicely, nice music, good basic moves and it's about an hour long work out! If anyone is interested, you can purchase it through collagevideo.com.
01-23-2005, 12:07 PM
What an honor to have you.....Can I ask what warmup exercises are great for hips and such?
Thank you for the suggestions on the tape----unfortunately, I dont' watch tv so I don't own one.
Wow 9 years!!!!! you ought to share your ballet pictures--still studying?
01-24-2005, 02:04 PM
Unfortunately, I no longer study ballet :(
The last ballet teacher I had really disliked me for some reason, which led to unfair treatment of myself and took away from my enjoyment. So, when I reached high school I decided to go out for sports instead. I sometimes regret that decision, but I know good things came from it. Anyway, lets see, good hip warm-ups...do you mean just exercises to tone your hips or to warm them up, or both? That's one of the greatest things about ballet, it does WONDERS to your lower body! Most exercises work several areas of your lower body at once so you get quick results. The key is lots and lots of repetitions since there is little resistance.
01-24-2005, 09:08 PM
Lissy the only thing i am concerned about is bulkiness i am a classic endomorph if I dont' watch what I eat. So exercises taht would help tone and give more lean qualities....
\fro :D thing at the mouth,
01-25-2005, 12:02 PM
Ok, well, I think some of the most basic moves are best.
Here, I'll list some of my favorites:
Plie in first position
Grand plie in second position
Ronds de jambe (trace a half circle with toe on the ground from front, side to back, on both legs)
Ronds de jambe en l'air (same as before but lift leg off the ground, keep toe pointed)
Grand battement (Lift straight leg to the front as high as you can pass through first position and then lift lef behind you. This is great for lossen hips and tone as well.)
Arabesque (this is great for the behind! Raise straight leg behind you while keeping upper body in place. Hold and then lower. Repeat)
I'm not sure if I'm giving good direction since I know what these exercises are supposed to look like... sorry!
If you do understand them alright, I would say do about 10 repetitions of each exercise (and on leg in some) and 2-3 sets of each!
I hope this is helpful :o
01-25-2005, 12:14 PM
oh no more than helpful Lissay--i'm going to try these today!!! :)
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