Published By Khadeeja Karim
November 21st, 2016
#fitness #gym #workout #lifestyle
Everyone is unique and everyone has their own styles. Sometimes lifting heavy weights and running on a treadmill are not everyone’s favorite way workout. Everyone has their own passions and interests . To be honest, it does not bother me what you do to workout , as long as you do it as finding time for fitness is a chore of health! The thing I love about fitness is you can truly find something for everyone.
Dancing is a great way to burn tons of calories and with this blog , you can do it in the comfort of your own home… Get your sweat on , while you get your groove on with these 5 great dance workout exercises. So, if dancing is your idea for good time , you are going to love these.
1. PLANKS VARIATION -
If you are just starting on your journey to get fit and healthy , planks can make a good starting point. The only problem is that the standard plank quickly becomes too easy.
If you want to build a strong and muscular core, you need to challenge yourself in ways. Here are some variations to toughen up the standard plank and make sure you are getting more bang for your buck :
2. REVERSE CRUNCHES -
These are reverse crunches which , as the name suggests , are the opposite of regular crunches. And unlike regular crunches , they help to improve your posture. They are easier than some of the other exercises on the list , but they definitely should not be underestimated. If you have never done them before you will get sore.
It is important that you keep your core tight throughout this exercise ( tense it as if somebody was going to punch you on your stomach).
3. PLIE - It is a movement in which a dancer bend the knees and straightens them again , usually with the feet turned right out and heels firmly on the ground . Here are the varities of plié :
4. TOE TAPS - Lay your back on the floor and knees bent at a 90-degree angle. Alternate raising and lowering your legs , tapping your toes tightly on the floor each time. Your knees should stay locked in that 90-degree angle, and instead , the raising and lowering movement comes from your glutes.
5. ADDUCTOR STRETCH AND SQUAT - Squat to one side in a low , forward - facing lung , letting your hip adductors stretch and open up. Push down on your bent leg and use your muscles to rise out of the stretch , pass through the middle , and shift on to the other leg. Try to minimize using your hands ( pushing on the ground) when rising out of side squat. Move between your left and right side squats in sets of ten.
Dance workouts are a fantastic way to get in some much-needed cardio , tone your body , and stay fit in a relatively low maintenance and incredibly fun way. With their upbeat music and fast-paced moves , dance workouts are so fun , inspiring and intensive that they make it easy to forget that they are supposed to be exercised. Workout those abs with a fun latin inspired routine or try something a bit more relaxed with a ballet themed workout. So , this blog was to get you moving and improve your health by being FIT AND FANTASTIC…