Natalie Portman Ballet Workout: The Bridge
How to do it: Lie on your back with your stomach pulled in, knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Straighten your right leg, toes pointed up toward the ceiling. Keep your stomach pulled in tight as you lift your hips off the floor, trying to keep your knees together. Lower your hips until you're not quite touching the floor and then lift again. Complete 30 reps with one leg and then repeat on the other side.
Make it harder: Rise up on your toes (demi-point, as they say in the ballet world) while you perform the entire set.
| May 03, 2011