The Push-Pull-Swing Challenge – Day 1: What Is The Push Pull Swing?
Push Pull Swing Dance Steps:
1. First step is to stand up straight with your feet shoulder width apart and toes pointed outwards.
Your arms are stretched forward at your sides and palms facing each other. You will keep your shoulders back and head down while performing this step.
2. Next, you will bend your knees slightly and raise them up until they are parallel to the ground.
Keep your heels together and lean forward at the waist so that your chest touches the floor. You can do this step with or without bending over.
3. Now, bring both hands towards you as if holding onto something solid like a pole or tree branch.
Bend your elbows back and forth in front of you keeping them close to your body throughout this movement. You want to keep your wrists straight.
4. Once you have completed all four of these steps, you will have finished the first part of the push pull swing exercise.
5. The second step is similar to step one except that instead of raising your legs up into the air, you will lower them down into a squatting position.
Keep your weight evenly distributed between both feet and maintain a slight bend in your knees as well as maintaining a tight core throughout this move.
The push pull swing exercise uses a combination of upper and lower body stretches, twists, and bends to increase the flexibility of your muscles. It works out your core by requiring you to maintain proper form for the duration of the move and also improves your balance and coordination. There are many different types of dances that incorporate plyometrics into their routines so it is important to keep your body limber in order to be able to perform these routines easily when the time comes.
Getting Started With The Push Pull Swing:
You can begin this exercise at any step that you feel comfortable with. You should speak with your instructor before beginning to see what he or she recommends. You may start with step one, two, three, or all fours depending on what you need to work on the most. You can either move through each of the steps individually or string them all together into a single fluid motion.
1. When you first begin the exercise, you will probably need to rest in between each movement so that your muscles can adjust to this new kind of training.
If you are moving through each step individually, take a 30 second break after moving through all four steps and then repeat the cycle until you feel comfortable with the pace of the exercise.
2. When you are ready to move on up to the next level, string all four steps together into a single cycle.
When you can do this without needing to rest at all in between, you are ready to move on up to the next level.
As always when it comes to exercise, there are no shortcuts. This means that in order to see improvements in flexibility, you will have to practice the push pull swing on a regular basis. You may start by performing the complete exercise once per day and then increase from there as your body gets more accustomed to the exercises. As your muscles grow stronger through this type of activity, you will be able to increase the intensity and duration of your workouts.
Before long, you will be able to perform full plyometric dance routines with ease. Your hard work and dedication will pay off in ways that you never thought possible so keep at it and enjoy the ride!
The push pull swing exercise requires you to use your muscles in ways that they aren’t used to. When you begin this program, you may experience some pain and soreness as your muscles learn to adapt. This can be minimized by warming up and cooling down before and after your sessions as well as by listening to your body and taking a break if you feel any pain or soreness. Be sure to stretch throughout the day when you can to help keep your muscles limber.
Plyometrics are an excellent way to improve your dance technique. The more explosive your movements, the more flexible and agile you will appear on the dance floor. If you incorporate plyometric exercises into your daily routine, then not only will you be able to perform at a higher level, but you’ll have more fun while doing it.
So what are you waiting for?
Start having more fun with your dance today by adding plyometrics to your dance exercise routine.
Plyometric exercises can be used to improve a variety of different dance styles including: salsa, belly dancing, hip hop, bellydance, ballet, and jazz. No matter what type of dance you are learning or what level of experience you have, these simple exercises will allow you to improve your technique at a faster rate than ever before.