In order to do a high number of reps like in the video below, there have to be more muscles used than the number of people present who do the workout.
In other words, dance dancers have much more muscle mass than other groups.
When dancers perform in a group, how many times do they work for each exercise?
For example, if you have 2 dancers with the following workout:
Swing to the sound of water,
Walk back and forth to the beat of the song
What about a dance instructor?
It’s not so bad, right?
So what can you do to improve?
1. Choose a dance that works well. I’d recommend an exercise that works most of your muscles; for example, a front and back somersault. Or, you could choose a more aerobically or weight-bearing movement. Your partner can either be the instructor or a physical therapist.
2. Make sure you’re dancing with people who are of similar age, sex, weight, and height. This will let you build up muscle mass.
3. Dance a few times without a partner but with the intention of dancing at least 2 or 3 more times. This will build up confidence in your partner.
4. After you have danced for 5 to 10 minutes, use a weight belt. This is a strong device that can help you build muscle without the risk to your back or arms.
You have to make sure you work with strong people to build muscle.
But what if you find someone that isn’t strong enough for you?
Here are a few other options.
If you’re dancing with a partner, try to be flexible so you can get in the way.
If you have multiple dancers, you can join them in a line so the dancers can form a line while dancing together.
If you have a club, take that opportunity to take breaks.
When you are standing there in front of a strong person, it gives strength to your partners that you are not using.
Also keep in mind that strong dancers will have more energy.
It’s good to use other bodyweight exercises such as lifting, spinning, and dancing the ab roll to help you build muscle.
A good aerobic exerciser is going to be fun, and also be easier on the back. However, if you are only able to train for 30 minutes or less,