Did you ever have a ballet teacher tell you that you just have to ‘work with what you got’?
Well if they did I hope they also told you that working with what you were given doesn’t just mean settling, nor does it mean stretching until kingdom come! It means STRENGTHENING. Thankfully on Train Like a Ballerina we’ve done the hard work for you and created easy to follow along to workouts with the absolute best EXERCISES to help increase your turn out and to utilise what you have to the best of your ability.
Full TURN OUT workouts on TLB: https://trainlikeaballerina.com/
CLAMS – Stack hips and knees on top of each other with your feet in line with your body, knees at a 45 degree angle. While keeping your hips straight, like headlights on a car, lift your top knee up and down.
➡ 1 x minute each side | 2 rounds
BANDED ATTITUDE ABDUCTION – Place a resistance band above your knees (this can also be done without a band just do more repetitions). Hold onto a barre or chair for support. Hinge from the hips as you bend your legs in parallel. Brace your core and lift your working leg to the side keeping the band under tension. Repeat.
➡ 12-15 repetitions | 3 rounds