There are a lot of those. Mine is here. (By the way, Google is helpful.)Comments
Suhaila Belly Dance Fitness Fusion Jazz DVD
length:34 minute workout
Skill level: Beginner (I’d say advanced beginner-intermediate)
workout level: 5/10 (drills had my legs burning)
sweaty-ness level: 2/10
Dance Skills: 10/10 (highly recommend!)
special features: yes, 3 performances from the company and Suhaila
would I buy again? YES
thoughts: Although sometimes I get frustrated with Suhaila on this DVD, it’s only because she looks so damn happy the whole time, and me, I’m like:
yah, lets just say I’m not as cute.
But nonetheless, this DVD is great for Bellydancers! Especially for those who have been taking bellydance classes for some time and want to expand your dance vocabulary to include some classical western dance.
on the other hand it would also be a good choice for a ballet/modern/jazz dancer who wants to check out bellydance, because the language of the DVD will be familiar.
This is a fitness DVD, but not too strenuous of a workout. I did sweat for the last 10 minutes of the workout, but not before that. Although this DVD says it is for beginners, I feel the level of technique would be frustrating for most true beginners. Therefore I would recommend it to all bellydancers who have a bit of training under the hip scarf ;)
Last night during my stretching class, I held crow pose for a good 5 seconds. Sure, that’s not much, but it’s longer than I’ve ever done it before.
I’ve always wanted to try flips and stuff on a trampoline, but I’m too scared. I do love throwing a bunch of tennis balls on the trampoline and trying to avoid them, though. :PComments
It would fall under “super tons of mega-fun.”
But in all seriousness, it’s mostly cardio with a bit of leg work thrown in. And it’s awesome.Comments
…That’s not body-shaming.
And if that’s all you can do (due to time, health, money, etc.), great! I’m a supporter of doing what you like and what you’re able to do. The people I was referring to are the ones who are honestly baffled when you tell them to do anything with weights. The people who refuse to even look at a dumbbell because they’ll “get bulky.” The people who think that hours and hours of cardio means they’re fit and healthy, even if they can’t lift a box heavier than ten pounds.
Do what you can. But don’t be stupid.Comments
Written by Greg Presto:
Disclaimer: Your downstairs neighbors may be the ones to go crazy.
Insanity is, in many ways, amazing: It reproduces the at-home intensity of P90X, but with shorter workouts (35 minutes versus more than an hour for P90X) and without expensive equipment like dumbbells and pull-up bars—basically, the barriers to entry have been smashed, and replaced with intervals of pushups, squats, and LOTS of jumping.
That jumping can be worth every hop: In a study from 2006, researchers from Western Michigan University and UT-Arlington found that a six-week plyometric (jumping) regimen improved athletes’ agility compared to those who stayed flat-footed. And while you may not need to juke away from a defender, that agility can help you when you’re trying to avoid a pothole while running, or when you need to weave through a crowded concert to find your friends in the front row. Plus, the pounding of plyos can also increase bone density.
But that pounding is also the rub: The up-and-down slamming of so many jumps can, with the wrong form, increase the risk of ACL injury, which is already 8 times more prevalent in women than in men. See a doctor before you start this program to be sure your knee is tracking correctly. And then go downstairs and talk to your neighbors—Insanity’s high flying might melt away fat, but it may also land you in a meeting with your landlord over all that thumping on their ceiling.
All of them besides the cardio ones, yes. Strength-training is any workout that is focused on creating small tears in muscles so that they will repair themselves and grow. Squats, lunges, dumbbell work, barbell presses, deadlifts, leg presses, wall sits, etc.Comments blog comments powered by Disqus