Tuesday, January 4, 2011
100-Day Exercise Challenge Day 4: Hip Hop Abs
Hip Hop Abs is an aerobic workout that uses dance, hip hop dance that is, to work the core. I like how he breaks down the moves. Very simple. I remember when I first got HHA about 3 years ago, I looked at a lot of the moves like he was crazy. But they really are not tough, and if you are doing it at home, alone, stop worrying about looking like a video dance queen. If it's fun and you are sweaty, the workout is doing its job.
I had to share when I first got it. I thought the family would get a kick out of it, and do all the dances. So I brought it over my sister's house, and she tried a few moves, but the kids loved it even more. We all kind of were shaking our bootal\y and having fun. I think even those with two left feet, and the rhythm-less nation folks can enjoy this.
The core is worked by Shaun's "tilt, tuck, tighten" way you engage your core. I mean, you can do the whole workout and not do the 3 Ts, but you won't work your core. When you really do the 3 Ts, you feel it! The workout is so fun, you won't even believe how fast the times goes by.
My fave moves are the "up-rock," the "get busy" and I like the "throwdown."
30 minutes total workout AND I did 30 minutes of the Wii Fit Plus beforehand, hence why I was too tired to do anything else. Another successful day!
Love to dance like me? Try Hip Hop Hustle!