Join Jennifer B. Galardi for an exercise that utilizes coordination and balance through both the upper and lower body, toning and sculpting your arms core, glutes, butt, and calves.
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The Galardi Move Exercise Hi, I’m Jennifer Galardi coming to you from Los Angeles, California. Being a professional dancer, I really value this exercise that tone and tighten my muscles but also stretch them. So my signature move which we’ve also aptly name the Galardi move because that’s my last name combine some of my favorite valley moves to really get those lonely lines of a dancer. So we’re going to start with the simple plea out to the second position and we’re going to start adding on from there some more advance techniques and there’s also modification. So right now, you just want to take a playa out what call second position. Now you want to watch that your butt does not go back. It’s not a traditional squat. You want to keep your shoulders inline with your hips. You want to tuck the tailbone under a little bit not to push it forward. Try to get those knees over the ankles that going to work the inner thighs, so that’s your basic plea So we’re just going to do about four of these to the right in the left, so you go right and together the arms just float up. Keep the chest open, shoulders down back, tuck, one more. Great, now, we’re going to go down. Now come on the toes and do what calf lift and come together. Good. Let’s do about three more of these. So really push through the hill warming up the ankles just an important as every other part of the body, strong ankles. Well, we decided to name at the Galardi move just because it sounded cool I suppose but basically it’s just incorporating different exercises from ballet and we do plea’s, we do a calf raise to warm up the ankles. People forget about the feet. Those are solid foundation, our base you need to keep your ankle strong. It incorporates core strength and the oblique as well, and just posture by constantly thinking of opening that chest and staying tall. Everybody looks that dancers -- God, I wish I had their posture. They longly line, so it’s really what I -- especially for a women it’s nice. And guess what? We’re adding on another piece, you’re going to do one calf lift. Good, you’re going to straighten your legs, and do a torso twist. Now you want to try to keep the torso square or the hip square, I’m sorry, and the torso turns to get really get in the core and the obloquies, bring it back to center, do another plea and come together. It’s a little harder to remember but you’ll get to hang of this, so take it down, and lift, and down, and up, turn, plea and together. Let’s try to do it a little bit faster. Down, and lift, down, up, turn, plea, together. Now, advance you go down, and lift, and down, come up in the point at the same time, and balance together, to the right. One, so you also get a little bit of a cardiac workout here, because you’re really picking up the tempo. Good, down, half raise, and twist torso. Beautiful just like you ballerina, two more, nice and grade school, good, think of a string lifting you from the floor going straight through your head. Excellent, give me two more and this time think of a vice pulling your navel to your spine nice and tall, up and twist. It’s fun for me. I don’t feel like I’m exercising. I think you’re dancing for five hours and I’m not thinking about -- Oh my gosh, I’m burning calories. You know I’m toning my body here. Whatever, it’s just fun and ballet I really feel like I’m working but I’m not contracting my muscles. I’m working both on contraction and extension. So, and I’m just like everybody else. I like to incorporate other disciple. And twist, last one, excellent you’re way on your weight to a graceful lines of a dancer.
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