Dancing to work out?

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    Feb 24, 2009 6:44 PM GMT
    I work at Target, so I see new workout DVDs come out all the time. I keep passing by a "Dancing with the Stars" latin rhythms DVD and getting secretly intrigued. I wondered if anyone out there does any kind of dance dvd or program as part of an honest cardio/toning workout and if you've seen any results. It just sounds so much more fun to me than running!
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    Feb 24, 2009 9:32 PM GMT
    I can tell you it is great cardio. I have a dancing past. When I danced for hours on end. I couldn't gain wieght back then. I could eat all day.

    It really can be a great form of exercise and fun too.
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    Feb 24, 2009 9:34 PM GMT
    Dancing can be a tremendous workout, but the dvds? eh, they just sound gimicky and like a way to make money. I think you'd be better off just dancing to music you like without instruction. Let the music instruct you
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    Feb 24, 2009 9:37 PM GMT
    You should look up dance lessons in your area that feature/allow same-sex couples. The follower in almost all dances does the most work. A night of swing, cha cha, hustle, foxtrot, salsa, etc. will rip your ass up.
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    Feb 24, 2009 9:52 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidYou should look up dance lessons in your area that feature/allow same-sex couples. The follower in almost all dances does the most work. A night of swing, cha cha, hustle, foxtrot, salsa, etc. will rip your ass up.



    I would think at least half of all gay men have enough ass ripping to worry about that they don't need to get it from dancing too icon_lol.gif


    But I agree, dancing is quite a workout! I took ballroom lessons for a year and also danced with my school's Bollywood dance group and both were quite tiring/leg and core firming.
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    Feb 24, 2009 10:01 PM GMT
    A couple who I'm really good friends with were seriously overweight and started dancing three nights a week at a dance class and dropped over 80 pds each. I think dancing is great fun and definitely great exercise. All these professional dancers have amazing bodies and a few of them that I know tell me they never work out cause dancing keeps them fit

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    Feb 24, 2009 10:02 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidYou should look up dance lessons in your area that feature/allow same-sex couples. The follower in almost all dances does the most work. A night of swing, cha cha, hustle, foxtrot, salsa, etc. will rip your ass up.


    I would dance with you, it'd be fun :-p
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    Feb 24, 2009 10:56 PM GMT
    If you really want to get in shape from dancing, I would recommend taking a ballet class. You would be amazed how much of a workout that can be. To top it off (no pun intended), you'll end up with a great ass!
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    Feb 24, 2009 11:03 PM GMT
    FrontRowIn saidIf you really want to get in shape from dancing, I would recommend taking a ballet class. You would be amazed how much of a workout that can be. To top it off (no pun intended), you'll end up with a great ass!



    this is amazingly true, not just the ass part. Even a beginning level ballet class will work your leg and lower back muscles in ways they have never been used to. You also get increased balance, flexibility and stamina.

    If you continue with it, and go onto more advanced technique, say when you are doing any kind of partner lifting, well, obviously, that does amazing things for your arms and back and chest.


    I know the original post was about aerobic type dance for a work out, but honestly, all forms are a huge benefit to your body.