4 Hip Hop Dance Moves For Fitness
Do you want exercises that are even more fun than the elliptical or treadmill? You should try dancing as an exercise. According to the owner of Just for Kix, you should wear the right gear when exercising to avoid injury.
No matter if you are looking for a short-term effect (trying to fit a bridesmaid dress for your best friend’s wedding in two months, anyone?) or wanting to add a fun activity to your workout routine, dancing is a great option that is easy and fun to implement.
When dancing for fitness, you need to choose a song that you love and work out until you feel the burn of lactic acid.
Here are the best hip-hop dance moves for fitness:
Hop, Kick, Step, Touch
You should warm up your body with this dance move. Stand tall with your elbows bent, both feet together, and your palms facing down while at chest level. Start by hopping with both feet to the right then the left. Next, you should kick your right foot forward.
As soon as your foot is back to the starting position, you should lift up your left foot and step back diagonally before tapping the floor with the toes of your left foot. Finally, you should lift both feet together as you skip back to the original position. Repeat this exercise on the opposite side by hopping to the left first then the right.
You should then tap behind with the front of your right foot. Hop back to the starting position and keep changing sides until you feel the burn in your muscles. Your legs and core will get stronger with this exercise.
Unlike the common twerking dance move, you can own this version of it. You should start by taking a wide stance with your elbows by your sides and your toes pointed forward. Following the beat, you should swing your toes to your sides and drop your butt until your thighs become parallel to the floor.
While in this position, you should pause and press your heels then rise up and point your toes forward. This dance move will work out your hamstrings, quads, calves, and butt.
You can show off your goodies by doing body rolls. Take a wide stance – a squat with your toes pointing outwards. Your thighs need to be parallel to the ground and your arms at your sides for balance. In this position, you should rotate your pelvis clockwise while using your chest and rear end to exaggerate the motion.
Keep rotating to the beat as you switch directions during the chorus. Your core, butt, hamstrings, and quads will thank you later.
Not only is this move cool, but it will also engage your entire core. With your knees bent slightly, take a wide stance, twist your hips to the left without taking your feet off the ground, and point your fists in the same direction. Bring your fists towards you waist and twist your left leg to the left side as you point your butt to the right.
You should then extend your fists to the right as you bring your toes to the center and turn to the right. Bring your fists back in and turn your right foot to the right then point your butt to the left. Your hips, arms, and butt will become toned.