Guide to Barre Workouts | At-Home Barre Exercises – Bicycling

Here’s what to know before you take a class, plus exercises to try at home.

Get stronger and more balanced with one cross-training workout? Yes, please.

To get stronger on the bike, hit the barre. This trendy workout—which is usually done in a group setting with the backdrop resembling a traditional ballet studio—may seem like a piece of cake compared with all the miles you rack up on your bike. But just because the exercises tend to focus on small ranges of motion and light weights doesn’t mean you won’t reap serious rewards.

Here’s exactly what barre workouts are and how they can ramp up your performance in the saddle—plus a handful of moves to do to help you get stronger, no studio required.

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