Maximize Your Backside Work

High Barre Element, clients often think that because the standing leg isn’t moving, it doesn’t need to be working. This is absolutely not the case!  Allowing the standing leg to relax causes the gluteal muscles on that side to also relax and the hip to sink. This causes the hips to be uneven.  The hips are uneven because the standing leg is no longer rooted in the hip socket. If you see the hip sinking to one side, use the verbal cue “lift from underneath the seat of the standing leg.”  This cue automatically gets the client to activate the standing leg muscles creating a more even and balanced workout. It also helps for the client to imagining that both legs are on terra firma. So I like to use the verbal cue, “Work as if both legs are on the ground.”    ]]>