"Because barre focuses on small, isometric movements, we're able to target and fatigue small deep muscle groups more intensely," says barre instructor Briana Milton.
And incorporating compound movements that target multiple muscle groups at once allows you to target all muscles in and around your seat, rather than just doing one at a time through isolation work. That makes each move — and the workout in general — more efficient, too.
Try this barre workout designed by Milton, which hits your gluteus medius, maximus, minimus, hamstrings and adductors (inner thigh muscles) for a major booty burn. And the best part? It's just 20 minutes long and can be done anywhere.