STS and Barre Workouts

Candice2015

Cathlete
Has anyone combined a full rotation of STS with barre type workouts. I enjoy barre workouts and am trying to figure out if a putting some barre workouts either upper, lower or total body in place of some of the cardio would be beneficial.
 
Has anyone combined a full rotation of STS with barre type workouts. I enjoy barre workouts and am trying to figure out if a putting some barre workouts either upper, lower or total body in place of some of the cardio would be beneficial.

I have not combined STS with Barre. That said I know You can't really replace cardio with Barre. Barre does not offer enough
metabolic response to burn a lot of fat. It does raise the heart rate to some degree but not enough to significantly improve your
cardio vascular abilities. This is probably not the truth you wanted to hear but I thought I may reply to your question.
All the best. Enjoy STS.

http://cathe.com/barre-workouts-can-they-change-the-shape-of-your-body

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The Downsides of Barre

If you have a substantial amount of weight to lose or you’re trying to greatly improve your functional strength or increase muscle size, barre shouldn’t be your only form of workout. It’s not metabolically challenging enough to burn significant amounts of fat and doesn’t work multiple muscle groups using high resistance, so it won’t give you a bodybuilder’s physique. It also doesn’t get your heart rate up enough to have substantial cardiovascular benefits, although you can increase the aerobic benefits by adding bursts of aerobic activity at intervals throughout the workout. Instead, you get the benefits of more flexibility, greater muscle endurance and will likely notice improvements in posture and the way you carry yourself.

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Candice2015

Cathlete
Thanks. Yeah I know it won't really replace the cardio, but I do enjoy it. I may just throw it in here and there while doing STS. I just didn't know if anyone else had done. I know I am late to the whole STS thing. I need low impact to add with STS. I have been doing the RWH and just go Xtrain and will try to figure out which ones would work best.
 

lily64

Cathlete
Since STS is two upper body & one leg workout each week, you could make Monday & Wednesday your upper body days, Friday your leg day & insert barre on Tuesday. Obviously, the days can change around, but I'd just separate your barre from leg day.
 

KatC213

Member
I have not combined STS with Barre. That said I know You can't really replace cardio with Barre. Barre does not offer enough
metabolic response to burn a lot of fat. It does raise the heart rate to some degree but not enough to significantly improve your
cardio vascular abilities. This is probably not the truth you wanted to hear but I thought I may reply to your question.
All the best. Enjoy STS.

http://cathe.com/barre-workouts-can-they-change-the-shape-of-your-body

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The Downsides of Barre

If you have a substantial amount of weight to lose or you’re trying to greatly improve your functional strength or increase muscle size, barre shouldn’t be your only form of workout. It’s not metabolically challenging enough to burn significant amounts of fat and doesn’t work multiple muscle groups using high resistance, so it won’t give you a bodybuilder’s physique. It also doesn’t get your heart rate up enough to have substantial cardiovascular benefits, although you can increase the aerobic benefits by adding bursts of aerobic activity at intervals throughout the workout. Instead, you get the benefits of more flexibility, greater muscle endurance and will likely notice improvements in posture and the way you carry yourself.

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Pre-pandemic, I started doing AM: barre 5x per week (see: ExhaleOnDemand - Live archive classes) followed by 30 minutes of light walking. In the PM, I did hot yoga (Bikram style). In 6 weeks, I had a new body, and never picked up a heavy dumbbell. I like lifting heavy, but my 6 week barre/walking/yoga experiment showed me that I don't always needed it...
 
Pre-pandemic, I started doing AM: barre 5x per week (see: ExhaleOnDemand - Live archive classes) followed by 30 minutes of light walking. In the PM, I did hot yoga (Bikram style). In 6 weeks, I had a new body, and never picked up a heavy dumbbell. I like lifting heavy, but my 6 week barre/walking/yoga experiment showed me that I don't always needed it...
We all have different body type and divers goal to achieve. If barre is the answer to achieving the body you are after, then stick to it.
 

KatC213

Member
We all have different body type and divers goal to achieve. If barre is the answer to achieving the body you are after, then stick to it.
Your post was so definitive (and not universally accurate) that I thought I'd offer another voice, for those open to other experiences... I wasn't looking for your affirmation or confirmation to 'stick to it.'
 

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