FB discussion 2017
DANCERS NOTE: IMHO: from years of experience in DANCE and going through INJRY, and Longevity. And learning how to avoid Aches and Pains that are already natural in Humans bodies and Earths Gravity.. IMHO..Even the greatest athletes still develop bad lifelong Back Aches..
-1st rule of thumb: IMHO: NEVER TAKE ADVICE about INJURY from a person who has had more than 2 SURGERIES!!!! for the same Dance!
Learn from people who had ONE or NO surgery! And are still active Dancers who know how to LISTEN to there BODY! and understand that every human has DIFFERENT LIMITATIONS! IMHO... if a person trying to help you started by saying "trust me, I had 4 surgeries" =/ lol...RUN!!!!!!
-Remember when planning your workouts daily. To Factor in your Actual Dance Class HOURS, Sessions HOURS, and Show Work Rate.
And then CALCULATE and factor in REST!
-Some of the concepts of Training for Dance has become Dangerous.
For instance, if your Doing any kind of Aerobics, Remember Hip Hop and FUNK Dance is an Aerobics in itself. If your just trying to Target certain core Training, that is understandable, but most Aerobics are simple repeated Dance Drills.
Your DANCE is FITNESS! (as a dance teacher) Understanding your movement and what body part it targets should be part of natural regiment.
-The development of Useless Muscles.
Muscle that you don't even need for your dance, Cosmetic Muscle?
I learned this the hard way. Your body cannot support Useless Muscle when your dancing. Trust.... if the muscle area does not develop naturally in your dance, then you don't need it! Or don't need Excessive amounts of it.
-The Best Muscle for most dancers is LOOSE MUSCLE.
Tight Muscle is like "where do you go from there?"
Unless Your style is complete physical strength like BBOY IVAN, who does not even need to go to the GYM to gain Muscle, he simply does his Style of Breaking and Eats right, and naturally develops..
- And one of My Biggest warnings, is CERTAIN TRAINING develops certain MUSCLE MEMORY. But that Muscle memory does not necessarily Translate into success in HIP HOP and FUNK DANCE!
I can't tell you the countless amount of FITNESS INSTRUCTORS that Gassed out in my Classes!!!
there Fitness development has no effect in a POPPING or LOCKING CLASS. Sprints (great for explosive energy), but does not guarentee you can kill a 1 minute Breaking solo with full energy...
The best Fitness workout for HIP HOP DANCE.....is HIP HOP DANCE!!!!
Blessings and please add on..