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Targets: chest, arms, shoulders, thighs, and abs
Grab a pair of dumbbells and stand with your feet wide in second position (begin in first position and step your right foot out about 3 feet to the side). Bend your knees out over your toes, keeping your back straight and hips under your shoulders.
To begin port de bras (which translates to "carriage of the arms"), scoop your arms up in front of your chest, elbows slightly bent palms facing up. Open your arms out to second position (palms remain up). Bring both arms overhead into third position, then back open to second, and then bring arms back together in front of chest (holding plie position with your legs the entire time). Lower your arms and extend your legs to return to the starting position. That's one rep. Repeat 20 times total.
7 ballet-inspired moves to lift, lengthen, and tone—tutu optional
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