The 1st 10 Minutes of Cardio Training in Six (6) Interval Sessions
Friday, January 20, 2012
My version of Belly Dance, please forgive me for my incorrect terminology, yet these are the torso, & abs, hip bounce, hip sway, and butterfly wide-leg squats to point moves that I have mentioned a few times in my exercise notes.
Breathing is sort of difficult for me attempting these moves, and I seem to breathe with the beat & rhythm of the movement. That torso move, up/down, front/back move of the belly dance is a definite abdominal workout, pulling the internal & external transverse rectus,& the internal & external oblique abdominals really tight. The right to left movement feels wonderful & exhilarating on the thoracic spine, as I am holding both sets of the abdominals tight without moving my hips. They are all tension releasing sensations to my spine, as they force a straight & tight spine with correct posture.
My facial expression is a mess. I would rather perform these moves with an improved, pleasant, happy facial expression instead of pursing my lips as I am breathing. I feel I should continue practicing these techniques until I have mastered staying on my toes with the butterfly squats for a 2/4 count and up on the toes, as in heals, for about, the same count.
I would like to continue with these techniques/moves or others that are similar, on next Thursday's Cardio Training Interval Session. Incidentally, I am only submitting three (3) of the six (6) belly dance sessions.