Saturday, November 28, 2009

Hip Hop and Fitness

Generally, dancing is for everyone. There are no restrictions that can stop anyone from being a successful dancer. However, one thing must be said. Although some people may disagree with this statement, I believe that it is the honest truth: To be a successful dancer, physical fitness is very important, especially in hip hop. This does not mean that obese people cannot dance. It simply means that to reach your highest potential, it is best to maintain the average weight for your height. The reason for this is simply because hip hop dancing is based on fast and highly energetic movements. These movements would be very difficult to articulate if you are overweight, and frankly the routine can look very messy. However, if you are overweight, don’t let this discourage you. It simply means that you must put in extra work and train harder to master the techniques.

My above statement works the other way as well. If you are underweight and practice bad eating habits, it is likely that you will not have enough energy to keep up with the routines. Hip hop is very exhausting, and if you do not get the energy that you need from food, then it is very difficult to practice.

Basically, to sum it up, physical fitness plays an important role in hip hop dancing. If you have bad eating habits it will be difficult to become a successful dancer, even if you are not necessarily overweight. Again, do not let my words discourage you. This is just a pointer to help you to achieve your goals if you wish to become a dancer. If you disagree with any of my opinions or wish to add anything, feel free to comment below.

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