How to keep fit outside the ballet

Ballet dancing classBallet dancing is not an easy task. You need to work on your fitness, only then you can give the best performance. The positive part is that there are ways available to work on your fitness and change it for the better. Cross-training exercises and conditioning workouts can complement ballet dance training and can be useful for preventing injuries. Let us look at some of the best workouts that you can easily try out as a ballet dancer.

Best workouts for ballet dancers

The following workouts are a must try for any ballet dancer.

  • Woman doing Cardio trainingYou need cardiovascular endurance as a ballet dancer. If you lack in this area then dancing would truly become quite a difficult job. Start with low impact cardio training and do it about 2 to 3 days a week. The time duration for this type of workout should be about 30 minutes. This exercise would have a┬ávisible and positive impact on your health. Your overall cardiovascular health would improve drastically and your lung capacity would also improve.
  • Elastic resistance training is also of great help. It can help to tone and strengthen the muscles and can be useful in relieving the pain of a very chronic nature. You should practice your elastic resistance training with tubes and elastic fitness bands. You need to have strong feet as well. Thus you can try wrapping an elastic band around the toes of your foot. Try to flex the foot with the help of the resistance. Practice this about fifteen to twenty times and then switch your foot.
  • A ballet dancer should also focus on the fitness of the arms and the upper back. The best choice for you is to try out push-ups.
  • Woman doing Core muscles trainingYou would need strong core muscles for protecting your lower back. Try holding yourself in a push-up position for about thirty to ninety seconds. Your back should be straight and your muscles should be well contracted during this workout. You should also explore the quadruped workout. You would be surprised to know that if you are looking for core strengthening exercises then another perfect option for you is to try yoga.

Try out all these workouts suggested above and you would see that your fitness is improving at a great pace. This way you will be able to do more justice to your profession. Once your fitness gets better, then performing ballet would become more enjoyable and you would not have to worry about injuries.