Muscles Used While Dancing the Hottest Dances

By Jewel Arrington, Michelle Nuñez and Merchel¶le Benjamin

³Dougie´

³Jerk´ ³Cat Daddy´

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Suggestions
It is suggested that you stretch before doing ANY type of dance and/or dancing movements. This is to prevent any injuries to the muscles.

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³Cat Daddy´
When doing the cat daddy, these are the muscles that are used. Arms (flexes & abduct) -> http://www.getbodysmart.com/ap/muscularsystem/armmuscles/anteriormuscles /deltoid/tutorial.html Shoulder (upwardly rotates) -> http://www.getbodysmart.com/ap/muscularsystem/shouldermuscles/anteriormu scles/serratusanterior/tutorial.html Forearm (flexes) -> http://www.getbodysmart.com/ap/muscularsystem/forearmmuscles/bicepsbrac hii/tutorial.html Inner thigh (flexes) -> http://www.getbodysmart.com/ap/muscularsystem/thighmuscles/anteriormuscle s/iliacus/tutorial.html Leg (flexes) -> http://www.getbodysmart.com/ap/muscularsystem/legmuscles/sartorius/tutorial. html

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³Jerk´
When doing the jerk, these are the muscles that are used. Inner thigh (flexes) -> http://www.getbodysmart.com/ap/muscularsystem/thighmuscles/anteriormuscles/ilia cus/tutorial.html Leg (flexes) -> http://www.getbodysmart.com/ap/muscularsystem/legmuscles/sartorius/tutorial.html

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³Dougie´
When doing the dougie, these are the muscles that are used. Arms (flexes, medially rotates, & abduct) -> http://www.getbodysmart.com/ap/muscularsystem/armmuscles/anteriormuscles/delt oid/tutorial.html Shoulder (upwardly rotates) -> http://www.getbodysmart.com/ap/muscularsystem/shouldermuscles/anteriormuscles /serratusanterior/tutorial.html Forearm (flexes & supinates) -> http://www.getbodysmart.com/ap/muscularsystem/forearmmuscles/bicepsbrachii/tut orial.html Inner thigh (flexes & flexes trunk and pelvis) -> http://www.getbodysmart.com/ap/muscularsystem/thighmuscles/anteriormuscles/ilia cus/tutorial.html Leg (flexes) -> http://www.getbodysmart.com/ap/muscularsystem/legmuscles/sartorius/tutorial.html

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Benefits
There are 4 major benefits from dance. - 1 being Flexibility
(Flexibility is an important part of being healthy. Dance requires a great amount of flexibility. The greater the range of motion, the more muscles can flex and extend. Most forms of dance require dancers to perform moves that require bending and stretching, so dancers naturally become more flexible by simply dancing.)

- 2 being Strength
(Strength is defined as the ability of a muscle to exert a force against resistance. Dancing builds strength by forcing the muscles to resist against a dancer's own body weight. Jumping and leaping require tremendous strength of the major leg muscles.)

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Cont.
- 3 being Endurance
(Dance is physical exercise. Exercise increases endurance. Endurance is the ability of muscles to work hard for increasingly longer periods of time without fatigue. Elevating the heart rate can increase stamina. Just as in any form of exercise, regular dancing will build endurance.)

- and 4 being Sense of Well-Being
(Dancing is a social activity. Studies have shown that strong social ties and socializing with friends contribute to high self-esteem and a positive outlook. Dancing provides many opportunities to meet other people.Joining a dance class or just dancing with other people can increase self-confidence and build social skills. Because physical activity reduces stress and tension, regular dancing gives an overall sense of well-being.)

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Disadvantages
You could embarrass yourself !!

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