Bodybuilders Try Ballet For The First Time

- [Man] No (laughing) - Hope you guys are all happy. (rock music) - My name is Tee Popoola, I am 32 years old, but I look closer to 25, don't you agree? I ate a lot of the jungle of Nigeria, and that's in Africa for those don't know their geography. As you can see, I haven't missed a gym session in a while. Can you see, is the camera big enough? My accomplishment in power lifting includes holding a world record, and also looking jacked while doing it. Tee Popoola smash!. - Hi my name is Jon Schaefer. I'm 6'3, I weigh 210 pounds, and I'm a power lifter and bodybuilder. (burps) excuse me. My heaviest bench was 375, my deadlift was 600 pounds, and my squat was 512 pounds. When it comes to my size, I'm a dwarf compared to the other two. I wanna destroy them at ballet so that I can feel a little bit better about myself. They'll call me twinkle toes after this. (laughs) - My name is Steve Gentili. I'm 6'3, 290 pounds, and I'm an elite powerlifter in the 275 weight class. My best squat in the meet is 705, my best bench press is 562, my best deadlift is 804 pounds. Two of those are state records that I stole from my buddy, Tee Popoola, I'm kinda proud of this. - Ballet, ballet, I can't wait to do ballet, hey! - Honestly I have no idea what ballet is. - I know the term, like grand jeté or some shit. And honestly it just sounds like a Starbucks drink. - Full disclosure, I have zero flexibility. I see this going very, very badly. - Imagine the Incredible Hulk twinkle toeing all over the place. That's what you're gonna get. - I just know I'm going to be better than them. - I'm Vanessa, I'm a trainer here at Ballet Bodies. Today I'm gonna be teaching bodybuilders the fundamentals of ballet. A little coupé front, and then you're gonna throw it up to the side, - And reach back. - Did you see that? - Can we make this realistic. - [Tee] Don't kick me, Steve. - What's the tempo? - [Steve] Eight, she's snapping for a reason. - [Tee] I lost count. - To the side, here we go. (speakers drowning out each other) - I can't see past Tee. - [Vanessa] Okay, so big bend. - Be intelligent and like, move to the side. - Ballet is so hard because your body has to be in positions that aren't natural for it, at all. Two, three, four, sous-sus. - [Jon] Tee, how about you go first? - Yeah, come on now. - [Jon] C'mon, twinkle toes. (everyone laughing) - [Vanessa] Step, jump, step jump. - That doesn't feel right. - Little steps, little steps, little steps. And arm comes down, and lift, keep those feet moving, keep those feet moving. - [Jon] This hurts. - [Vanessa] Four, five, six. Don't go off stage. It's really amazing to see what their bodies can and can't do, just because of all their muscles. Think about relaxing your shoulders down, don't move anything. - Hey Jon, I'd like to apologize for talking smack to your earlier. - Are you taking it back? - I don't think I'm doing great work of twinkle toeing. - [Jon] Honestly, I'm pretty elegant and poised in my day-to-day life. They call me Jonny Smooth on the down-low. Guys, we're still in tendue. - I gotta say, Jon has some really nice legs. - [Steve] Are we sure he hasn't had practice at this? - The tutu just blessed me with the gift. - Grand jeté all the way down, as low as you can, kind of like a sumo squat. - There we go. - My favorite move would probably be the jumping, I felt like I kinda hit a groove with that. Then jump, then plie. - [Tee] Damn! Whoa! Where did that come from? ("William Tell Overture") - The worst part, by far, was getting into this costume. - This is way too difficult, and my body is not meant to do this. - I think we were all the worst. I don't think there's anybody here that came close to doing what we were supposed to be doing. - There were muscles I had, that I never really used before. - In conclusion, I am twinkle toes. ("William Tell Overture")

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