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Hip Hop Workout – Women’s Fitness (Hip Hop Exercise Routine)



Hip Hop Workout – part of the women's fitness video series by GeoBeats.

Hello, my name is Sherema Fleming and I am the founder and executive director at Cultured Movement. This dance move is a great arm and leg workout, mainly our quadriceps. We are going to start with our right foot out, our arms are going to engage in a circular motion, same arm, same leg. So, we are going to make a circular motion, one, two. We are going to then step again with our left leg, left arm is going to engage in a circular motion, as well, three, four. So, our entire move is one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.

This next dance move is a great workout for our glutes and our hamstrings. We are going to start with our right leg out, arms are going to rest on our right knee, and our back leg is going to kick out for two counts, one, two. We're going to then stoop down and switch to the opposite side, three, four, same movement, five, six, making sure that our hamstrings and our glutes are engaged. The entire move is one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.

The isolation of body rolls provide for a great core workout. We are going to start with our feet shoulder width apart, we are going to engage our neck, chest, and torso, making sure to keep the abs tight. So, it is one, two. For our third move, use your leg to engage your torso, three, four, opposite side, five, six, seven, eight. The entire count is one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.

This dance move is a great calf workout, as well as a low impact neck workout. We are going to start with our right toe down, which will bring our right knee out, and then we are going to alternate our legs, right, left, right, left. As we are alternating, our neck is going to go into the opposite direction. So, right leg up, neck goes to the left. The entire move is one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.

This dance move is a great core workout in that when our legs come up, we are engaging our abdominal muscles. We are going to turn at a corner, to our left side, our right leg is going to come up twice, one, two. When this leg comes down, we are going to switch opposite side, at a corner to our right, left leg comes up twice, three, four. The entire count is one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.

This dance move works our inner thighs, as well as gives us a core balance strengthening pose. We are going to start standing straight up with a squat down, engaging our arms straight out. We are going to open to work our inner thighs. As you open, our arms are going to go back, close, and then back up. So, basically it is down, engage the arms, open inner thighs, close and back up. So, it is a one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.

At Cultured Movement, our emphasis is on diversity. This Reggae inspired dance move is a perfect move to workout your legs, arms, and your abs, as you engage them in a body roll. The first move, we are going to step out with our right leg, arm comes up, one. As the arm comes up and our leg comes back in, we engage our abs in a body roll to bring it back in. The same thing on the opposite side, left leg, right arm, engage in a body roll and back in. The eight count looks like, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.

Feeling Good, Feeling Strong!

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  1. Heather Baker

    September 29, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    looks like some cool moves…reminds me of Janet Jackson’s Pleasure
    Principle 

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