So I’m back today with an update on my Ballet Beautiful results.
So far, I’ve only done the workout a total of 3 times, but I can tell you that this workout is something special. After my first workout, I had serious DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) in places that my barre workouts never even touched. I was very sore between my legs in my inner thighs into my glutes, and my hamstrings were pretty sore too. Honestly, I was pretty surprised at how sore I was.
The depth of soreness is a little different than what I have gotten with my barre workouts, too. You can definitely tell that these exercises go very deep, and the burn is quite unbearable at times…but in a good way. In fact, I have looked forward to doing these workouts every day, even when I am tired. Even though they are tough, and I do mean TOUGH, there is no dread factor, which I really like.
With each of the three workouts I have done, I have already noticed that my form has gotten a little bit better each time. I can squeeze a little harder and go a little higher – which is key to really sculpting and toning. It takes a few weeks of doing a workout to really get in and activate the RIGHT muscles.
If you try this workout and it feels too easy to you, I can pretty much guarantee that you aren’t catching the right muscles yet. It takes time, so don’t give up too soon. Check out what Burr Leonard over at The Bar Method has to say about this:
First of all, I’ve found that you simply have hit a muscle on a regular basis to get it to change. You can’t work your thighs on Thursday and your glutes on Friday. Shaping muscles requires lots of repetition!
And that’s not all I’ve noticed about the benefits of consistency. It also helps you learn to work the right muscles. Any kind of strength work, whether it’s sculpting a dancer’s body or pumping yourself into a Goliath, involves learning how to catch the muscles you want to reshape. This process is not like aerobics, the goal of which is simply to keep your heart rate elevated. Working a muscle requires you to contract the right one, and that’s not easy at first. You might not really be “in” the muscle you want to shape until maybe your 30th workout. If you switch up your routine too often, you may never find it…(read more)
The Ballet Beautiful Total Body Workout really grows on you, and you can’t beat the price! I almost passed it off as worthless and boring, but I am loving and so glad I decided to really focus and give it a fair shot. I hope you decide to do the same! 😉