Anyone View Club Dancing As A Fitness Exercise? Any Tips?

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    Jun 06, 2010 8:28 PM GMT
    I do consider it an exercise, especially if it's high energy. It's a true areobic exercise if you really get into it. Standing in place and bobbing up and down like many guys do is not dancing, however, that's merely simulating having to pee really bad.

    And I dance at home solo a lot, both as exercise, and to keep in practice with new steps to match the latest club remixes. I locate the music online, much of it on radio software like iTunes, and my Mac has a great auxiliary sound system with sub-woofer that can rattle the walls. If they don't have a Club Remix or Dance category then I look for Electronica, under which heading I'll often find dance listings, the same music I'll hear local DJs using.

    Now a tip: if you go to a dance club with rubber soles on your shoes, you'll stick to the floor like glue and be limited to that "I gotta pee!" bobbing action. The purpose of those soles is traction, not dancing. Cowboy boots do have slicker leather soles, but are like dancing in snow galoshes and I wouldn't recommend them unless you're doing line dancing.

    I learned this trick by necessity, due to knee surgery. I need to wear cushioned shoes, but their grippiness hurts my knees when I turn. So I began to apply duck tape to the soles to make them slippery. Then I discovered that I could glide over the dance floor in footwear modified like that, my dancing becoming liberated. But the silver duck tape could be visible, so I found it in black, which most of my rubber soles are.

    So now when I go out partying I put fresh duck tape on my soles and dance up a storm. And guys actually ask me how I manage to slide all over the dance floor and spin like I do, and I gladly share my trick with them. (Telling them I was related to Michael Jackson proved to be unconvincing, on many levels)
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    Jun 06, 2010 8:49 PM GMT
    I've always viewed dancing as an erotically aerobic exercise.
    And the hotness of the "needing to pee" thing is directly proportional to the hotness of the dude who needs to pee.
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    Jun 06, 2010 10:37 PM GMT
    It's not uncommon for me to leave a club disgustingly sopping wet. It's a nasty sight.
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    Jun 07, 2010 1:50 AM GMT
    Ciarsolo saidIt's not uncommon for me to leave a club disgustingly sopping wet. It's a nasty sight.

    Ditto. Dancing on a crowded dance floor is messy. I prefer to dance only after being completely dehydrated from alcohol.
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    Jun 07, 2010 2:47 AM GMT
    I have no tips, but on nights when I've gone dancing with certain friends, we all call it aerobics...tons of good exercise
  • dreamer121

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    Jun 07, 2010 3:29 AM GMT
    I had one friend who would go dancing with me, and we'd have cardio nights... just dance, no alcohol, and we'd leave a sweaty mess... she has since moved away, and I haven't found her replacement.

  • calibro

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    Jun 07, 2010 3:55 AM GMT
    Ciarsolo saidIt's not uncommon for me to leave a club disgustingly sopping wet. It's a nasty sight.


    yup... that's why i always take of my shirt... or at least why i tell people i take off my shirt...
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    Jun 07, 2010 3:57 AM GMT
    Definitely an exercise, especially if you are dancing for hours. Usually sore afterwards and on occasion the following day. Always depends on the DJ though.
  • jrs1

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    Jun 07, 2010 4:08 AM GMT
    Erikk saidDefinitely an exercise, especially if you are dancing for hours. Usually sore afterwards and on occasion the following day. Always depends on the DJ though.

    you are a hip-shaker ... werk. it.
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    Jun 10, 2010 2:19 PM GMT
    Depends on the dance but you'd get a massive workout from doing House because you're constantly moving and being as light footed as you can. My body is pretty tight right now because of how flexible you have to be and all the grinding and squats doing Dancehall.

    My tip I guess is to go all out (and wear loose clothing). Don't hold back and you'll make the most of your body and the confidence is really attractive.