I can think of many things that are bad for massive hip action, but getting old is NOT one of them. You may not agree… and might even be saying, “Just wait till you get older, LiWen… then you’ll know!”
Ohh… I’ve heard that too many times. More about that below.. and i’ll even tell you what’s REALLY NOT GOOD for your hips, no matter what age you are.
First up, follow along with my FEEL GOOD FRIDAY VIDEO, and yes, you guessed it, it’s about HIPS!
OKAY, You know what’s NOT good for your hips?
☠️ Sitting Too Much (at your computer, couch, netflix, driving etc.)
??♀️ ONLY doing walking/ biking/running type exercises (forward back motion)
??♂️ Settling Your Hips when you dance
(Wait a sec! I thought I’m supposed to do that!? Sorry. Nope. More about that later. )
None of these are age-related by the way! 😉
If you are feeling that you’re too old for massive hip action, that’s probably because you are feeling stiffness or soreness in your hips when you try to move them. However, it’s a downward cycle, isn’t it? The more you’re afraid of moving those joints, the more stiff they get. It’s like rust accumulating on a pipe fitting. How do you get that rust off?
You can simply oil it and move it frequently. That’s much easier and less painful than replacing it!
The more we move and oil that pipe (our hips), the less likely rust is able to accumulate.
Latin dancing is about moving your hips in all different directions, ie: oiling it to keep its mobility, flexibility and health. So, that’s precisely WHY the longer we’ve been around, the more beneficial latin dancing is to us. The way I see it, I’m gonna be doing cha cha cha for a looooooong time. 😉
During my Saturday 11am class, we’ll work on how you can get massive hip action in Rumba + Cha Cha. Join me!
PS: Why on earth is “Settling Your hips” bad for your hips and hip action? We’ll will show you why this term is used, and why it’s Bad for you, in this Sunday’s 11am Cha Cha Class – we’re doing Cha Cha on Sundays all February 2021).