Monday, 14 May 2018

Get a Dancer’s Body with These 4 Moves


While not all of us can shake it as well as Shakira, we can obtain rockin’ legs and abs like her. And the good news is you don’t have to learn to dance on a professional level to get there. There are so many simple moves inspired by dancers that anyone can use and still see results. (Bonus: they’re fun, as all workouts should be!) We’ve gathered up seven go-to moves to shimmy your way to a happier, healthier you. Stick to this regime, and you’ll start to see the beginnings of a dancer’s body.For dancers, it’s all about stability. Stabilization comes from the core; and while that can help with a dancer’s craft, a tight core can help you look and feel good. Whenever doing any of these moves, always remember to keep your posture up and your abs in nice and tight, not only for a better workout, but also because it prevents you from injuring yourself. Not only is your core important, but what catches your eye about a dancer is their strong, lean legs. All of these awesome workouts will you give you legs you’ll be proud of.

1. Calf raises:
Get those legs tight from ankle up with this move. You can do this move on flat ground or take it to the next level by doing it on the stairs or with dumbbells. This is a great move to do anytime of the day — standing in line, waiting for the microwave to beep or brushing your teeth!

2. Side Plank Clamshells:
This is a great move to work your booty and core at the same time! It’s a variation of a side plank that can really change your usual workout routine.

3. Floor Tricep Dips:
Have you seen a ballerina’s arms? Those pretty things may look delicate, but they are strong, too. Who doesn’t want that? Try this move out to not only get toned arms, but while keeping your core tight along the way, you’ll see a stronger abdomen as well.4. Fire Hydrant: Best move ever. Why? It’s an AMAZING workout for your glutes. You’ll feel the burn while you tone and tighten that booty.

Step 1:Start on all fours, with your hands directly under your shoulders and your knees directly under your hips. Keep shoulders and neck relaxed, your core tight.

Step 2: Keeping your knee bent, raise your right leg out to the side, until your thigh is parallel to the floor, keeping your hips square. Lower your leg back to starting position. That is one rep. Perform all your reps, then, switch sides and repeat.