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Warm-Up – Is It Really Worth It?

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Warming up has been something that has been up for debate for quite some time. I’m pretty sure Bruce Lee was always altering his methods for warming up, and even further back we can look at how martial artists warmed up, and if there are is any written history, I’d love to see how gladiators, warriors, etc warmed up. Perhaps the […]

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Bodybuilding for Dancers

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Should dancers utilize bodybuilding protocols to help with their dance? Here is my answer: No! Dancers should not be performing bodybuilding routines to get better at dancing. Black and white statements aside, it is interesting to see and interact with many dancers across many different genres. I’ve associated with classical, modern, jazz, and of course my own respective art, breakdancing, and […]

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5 Thoughts on Conditioning for Dancers

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Aerobic conditioning often brings about a knee-jerk reaction to thought processes of running long slow distances. The fitness industry has gone back, forth, and back again as to why “long slow distance (LSD) running” is bad for you. I’ve even written an article as to why running is “bad” for bboys. Looking at only mechanics of running versus three dimensional […]

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A Systemic Approach Towards Improving Range of Motion

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The first part of this quasi-series began by glossing over the broad strokes that a holistic approach would partake with regards to enhancing performance. To dial in towards a specific topic that I have an interest in, I’d like to outline my own thought process towards achieving more range of motion and ultimately a “problem” and “solution” towards why you […]

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Core Exercises You’re Not Doing: Bear Crawls

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What You Need to Know: Neutral spine is promoted. (via a long “line” from the head to the butt.) In order to crawl with a decent amount of weight, you need to “neutral, brace, breathe” to take a line from physical therapist, Mike Reinold. No implements to hold, and if the first two points are taken care of, there is limited […]

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Fitness Reads & Updates – 11.11.13

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This recent month has been relatively busy for me. Classes are just a bit past their mid-term status, I’m working in multiple locations, and with studying some information from the Postural Restoration Institute and other goodies, I think it is safe to say I know how to keep busy. On top of all that, I’ve had the blessing to stay […]

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Mobility Exercises to Include in Your Warm-Up – 9.30.13

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For starters, welcome to my new site. It is still in construction, but I’d rather welcome you and show you around my new house before I put in all the new furniture and features, so you can come back dazzled again and again. But please, leave your shoes at the front door – the wooden flooring is brand new. So peruse […]

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If You’re a Dancer, You Don’t Need to Stretch…

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…if you’re already flexible. Now how do you know if you are “flexible”? There are relative measures, such as being able to lick your elbow (I can sort of do it!), touching your toes, and doing really well in yoga class.

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Why Bboys Don’t Need to Run to “Get in Shape”

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Before going off on why bboys shouldn’t be running to “get in shape” or condition themselves, here is a very brief synopsis on energy systems and metabolism:

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