We spend so much time on working our legs and feet when we dance. But the arms! Those dangling things by the side of your body draw sooooo much attention when you dance. 😉 Often they get neglected. Good arms are deliberate and typically in Latin arms, you want to make sure they are toned and the movements are deliberate. Therefore, floppy arms are a bad idea. Think about how you want to use your legs in dancing. The same care should go towards the arms as well. Therefore, I want to dedicate this session just to focusing on arm toning.
Speaking of which, how is your arm styling when you dance? Do you find it easy/ hard / don’t think about it? Let me know in the comments below.
List of Exercises:
- Arm Circles with Palm out (warm up and stretching the wrists)
- Arm Circles (Arm Toning & Strengthening)
- Full Body Arm Circle Extensions (Shoulder Strength & Core Engagement)
- Cross Body Bear Hug (Upper Back Stretch & Shoulder Flexibility)
- Bound Arms Shoulder Squeeze (Upper Back Stretch & Chest Stretch)
- Slow Bound Arms Pulse (Deltoid flexibility & Upper Back Strength)
- Tricep Stretch with Back of Neck Stretch
If you’ve been following along with these Feel Good Friday videos, you know that the short 5 minutes can really work your muscles. I like to target specific areas of the body, so you can gain muscle awareness and strength. Part of flexibility is building strength. If you’re not used to certain movements/ working certain muscles, you may feel some muscle soreness on Saturday. You might be really strong and still feel soreness, just because some of these movements may be new to your body, so other little muscles are just popping up to say “hey, finally, you’re paying attention to me!” All I’m saying is that you’re just getting stronger! So, keep these workouts going. 🙂
As always, let me know how these feel on your body. Please share and make someone else feel good.
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