The Bar Method is an American workout that helps shape the body and make it more toned
Born in the United States but now spread all over the world, the Bar Method is a very profitable workout for those who want to tone the body, training all muscle groups. This is a complete workout, very useful for getting back in shape and maintaining your ideal weight.
The Bar Method originated in the late 1900s thanks to Burr Leonard, a New Yorker particularly fond of ballet and jazz. Always passionate about bar training, which she had met studying the Lotte Berk method, she soon decided to give life to her own series of exercises with the aim of helping many women of all ages to have a slim and toned body.
To do this, Burr Leonard collaborated with some prestigious physiotherapists so that the exercises proposed by his Bar Method were safe for the joints and effective in involving all the muscles. Thanks to the precautions adopted by physiotherapists, this type of training proved to be suitable for all women, beyond individual individual skills, even overcoming the barrier of any physical disabilities.
The Bar Method is based on a series of very different techniques: it integrates some stretching exercises with others of intense muscular effort, excellent for burning calories and losing weight easily. The method devised by Burr Leonard involves elements of interval training, a type of training characterized by series of low and high intensity exercises interspersed with each other. These exercises are very effective in losing weight, because they help reactivate the metabolism.
However, the distinctive technique of the Bar Method is isometric training: it is an activity that involves intense muscle contraction through small and repeated movements. Isometric exercises are practiced mainly by maintaining fixed positions for a certain period, ensuring that the muscle involved remains contracted for the entire time frame. This helps to give the body a much more toned and graceful look, with sculpted arms, flat abs and tapered legs.
In a few weeks, this workout allows you to improve muscle strength and firm all muscle groups, starting from the thighs and buttocks. It also aligns the body and allows you to adopt a better posture, also increasing the flexibility of the muscles. Of course, the effort made during the exercises, which are performed at a fast pace, increases the heart rate and speeds up the process by which we burn calories, so as to lose weight faster.