Dancing - Fast, Social Or Choreographed

Dancing - Fast, Social Or Choreographed Fitness Training


Dancing - Fast, Social Or Chor Description

Regardless of your particular style, fast dancing is an excellent blend of fun and cardiorespiratory conditioning. Anyone can participate in this activity, alone or with a partner. Dancing can be done in an informal or formal setting, with choreographed or free movements. Fitness Expert recommends that you warm-up before attempting any complicated or sudden dance moves.

Dancing - Fast, Social Or Chor Risks

  • Muscle strains from sudden movement without proper warm-up
  • Ankle, knee or lower back sprains
  • Active, fast dancing may aggravate chronic knee, lower back or ankle injuries

Dancing - Fast, Social Or Chor Sport-specific applications

  • Dance competitions

Dancing - Fast, Social Or Chor Equipment required

  • Clothing: comfortable, allowing freedom of movement
  • Footwear: comfortable with proper fit and support, should allow for ease of movement on dance floor surface
  • Dance floor or clear area
  • Music

Dancing - Fast, Social Or Chor Applicable substitutions

  • Aerobic dance class (all varieties)
  • Gymnastics (floor dancing)
  • Lively ballroom dancing
  • Rope jumping
  • Cardiovascular circuits of calisthenic movements

Dancing - Fast, Social Or Chor Reference sources, organizations and publications

  • IDEA: The Association for Fitness Professionals: 6190 Cornerstone Ct. East, Suite 204, San Diego, CA 92121-3773, (619) 5358979
  • Dance Magazine: 33 West 60th St., New York, NY 10023, (800) 3311750 (subscriptions)
  • National Dance Council of America
  • North American Dance Teachers Association

Mode

Cardiorespiratory:Aerobic/Interval

Fitness Benefits

  • Cardiorespiratory 4
  • Flexibility 1
  • Muscular Strength 0
  • Muscular Endurance 3
  • Body Fat Recution 3

Fitness Requirements

  • Cardiorespiratory 1
  • Flexibility 1
  • Muscular Strength 0
  • Muscular Endurance 1
  • Coordination/Skill 1

Muscle groups used

Primary muscles: quadriceps, calves, hips, abdominals and obliquesAssistance muscles: hamstrings, gluteal muscles, shoulders, biceps, triceps, forearms and lower back

Energy expenditure

Approximately 0.076 Calories per minute per pound of body weight

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