Class went well today! I was able to really focus on articulating my movements during barre, since the combinations were slightly easier than usual and I didn’t have to use my brainpower to focus on remembering steps. Or maybe I’m getting better at remembering. Hopefully both! After class, I always feel the need to review what I did in class in order to hammer the corrections into muscle memory. The amount of hardwood space I have is small, but there’s enough to practice movements across the floor, even if I have to shuffle around a bit. Here’s a description of what I do after practicing class content:
- Developpés front, side, back, and side with one hand on the counter, my makeshift barre.
- Facing the counter, I brush my leg behind me as high as I can while still being upright and hold it there to build back strength.
- Laying on my stomach, I try lifting my torso up with arms in second. I usually do this for 3 sets of 10 reps. In between sets, I’ll use a theraband to practice pointing my feet.
- Then I do back stretches…
- …and leg stretches for splits!
I’m grateful that I got my splits when I was younger (~13) because otherwise I’d be a lot less flexible right now. Working on my splits recently, I’ve noticed that it’s been harder to get them this time than when I was younger. I only wish that I had also worked on my back more as a young’un, because that thing is like a plank of wood! I probably won’t post until Sunday at least since I’ll be out of town for the next few days. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!