So today is day 1 of my Ballet Beautiful Results Case Study. If you haven’t done so already, you can read about why I chose the Ballet Beautiful workout here.
Okay, so today I attempted to do the entire Ballet Beautiful: Total Body Workout all the way through. Notice I said “attempted”.
HA! I had to keep resting because the fire-hot burn and muscle fatigue I was experiencing. I was happy about this because it means this workout is sufficiently challenging, and follows the same pattern as my barre workouts – work the muscles to fatigue and then stretch them for relief – which, if you are familiar with barre workouts, is the secret to achieving a more streamlined, long and lean look.
The Total Body Workout is a collection of 10 minute segments that can pieced together in any order you prefer, for one 60 minute workout (which is what I did). Or if your short on time, you can do just one, or a few segments at a time.
The default order of the workout is larger muscle groups to smaller muscle groups. So you start with your glutes, then on to abs, inner thighs, outer thighs, arms, and a quick standing cardio segment at the end (which is only about 4 minutes long, if that.)
This is the order you should do the workout in, especially if you are a beginner. The reason is that the larger muscles require more strength and energy, and so they should be exhausted first, while you have the strength to use good form.
The smaller muscle groups, which don’t require as much strength, should be worked afterward so your form doesn’t get sloppy. Good from = best results.
Once you’ve mastered the workout and gained strength, though, you can mix it up as you see fit.
Alright, that’s it for day 1. Stay tuned to see how sore I was and how I felt after day 1 of the Ballet Beautiful Results Case Study.