get fit with britt // biceps

Welcome back to Get Fit with Britt! I'm going to be posting some demos of my fave exercises taught at Pure Barre Williamsburg, with the help of their awesome instructors. Pure Barre is a fast, effective, and most importantly, safe way to change your body, and follows a technique that's high-intensity, but low impact to protect your joints! Thanks to Pure Barre, I have been able to build long, lean (not bulky!) muscles while tapering everything in & lifting it up! For this series, we will pick a particular move, explain the focus area and correct form, then demonstrate it so you can practice at home! That way, if/when you come to the studio yourself, you'll be rocking the moves & way ahead of the game ;) These exercises are also a great way to get fit at home or on-the-go! I find myself regularly using Pure Barre exercises during my hotel room workouts. Additionally, you can get all the outfits I'm wearing at the Pure Barre Williamsburg studio, so definitely go by if you're looking for some fun, new workout gear! Come & join me, get that healthy & strong body you've always wanted- come Get Fit with Britt!

Today's exercise tones your biceps, with an added little thigh bonus thrown in for fun! I use light two pound weights here, but feel free to choose whatever works for you. As you curl your arms inward, try to refrain from swinging up and down (the upper half of your arms should be in an isometric hold), and really focus the work in your biceps. The resistance band around your thighs adds an extra challenge if you're up for it, but this exercise is still highly effective without it. Just make sure you keep your floating leg super straight and toes pointed regardless! Trust me, this move will really test your balance, but keeping your core pulled in tight should help keep you on track!  Do 10 reps of each movement, and repeat the sequence three times to burn out those biceps!

*I am not a trainer or health professional, so please consult one if you feel you're doing something wrong or could potentially injure yourself.