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Elongating Tower Workout – Posterior Chain Exercises

Instructor: Kristine Chaussard
Level: All Levels

Focus :

Posterior chain exercises for shoulder stabilizers, upper back, arms, spinal erectors, side body, glutes, legs, feet and ankles. This is a barre inspired tower workout which will focus on strengthening your postural muscles so you stand taller and stronger. You’ll work your balance, proprioception, and get some beautiful stretches and spinal articulations in as well. You will not directly be working your abs in this workout, but as always, engage them as a stabilizer in all your movements today. Again, today’s workout will leave you feeling stronger and longer, increase your breath and circulation, and overall sense of well being.

Equipment Needed :

Wall springboard or Tower, or Cadillac. We will only be using the tower today, both roll down and push through bar, as well as the springs with handles or loops.

Class Level :

All levels. This class is accessible to any fitness level today and great for everyone as it really moves and strengthens around the spine.

The Course of this Class :

We start at the “barre” with standing foot work, booty and leg work, pliés and squats. We’ll then move into some side body stretches and strengtheners before moving on up to the upper body for our arm work facing back. You’ll have some full body exercises incorporating coordination and weight shift with lunges and punches and twists. You’ll work the back of your arms a lot with these posterior chain exercises as well as get a great chest opener. All to help you stand taller and straighter and stronger. This is a well balanced class between upper and lower body. Not heavier on one over the other. You’ll finish more elongated than you started.

This is a great workout if you have been spending long periods of time sitting as it will open you up and lengthen you back out.

Goals :

Develop stronger postural muscles to hold the body upright, set the shoulder blades right and alleviate tight upper traps. Strengthen the glutes and legs for a stronger hip-pelvic complex, and a healthier lumbar spine. Build long lean musculature. Massage the spine in articulation, open it up and decompress. Strengthen the ankles and feet along with balance.

Other Reformer/Tower, TRX or Barre workouts you might like :

Full Body Feel Good Workout with the Tower or Springboard, Full Body Resistance Training workout with Reformer/Tower Combo, Toned Lean Legs Workout with Reformer/Tower Combo, Elongating Tower Workout – Posterior Chain Exercises, TRX Workout at home – A new way to do your BARRE work!, Planks & Pliés Pilates Style Suspension, Inner Strength Suspension Training, Center-out!, Barre inspired, Lower Body Suspension Workout, Total Body Sculpting Suspension Workout, Lower Body Suspension Training, Speedy & Fearless Bare Barre Cardio

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