Become faster for dancing

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Ikari-Kun
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Become faster for dancing

Postby Ikari-Kun » Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:52 pm UTC

Hello everyone,
I've practiced Karate for several years and switched to bodybuilding two years ago. During this two years I was able to gain some noticeable strength and get into a very good shape. In addition I started taking Ballroom dance lessons about a half year ago and noticed that due to the Bodybuilding I've lost most of the speed I had at the time I was doing Karate. This lack of speed is starting to affect my dancing more and more, the further I progress and the more complicated the figures become that we learn.
Therefore I would like to ask if anyone could suggest some exercises or anything else to get faster at these movements (of course especially in the legs)
Thanks in advance, Steven

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Nath
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Re: Become faster for dancing

Postby Nath » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:15 am UTC

Squats and Olympic lifts?

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uncivlengr
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Re: Become faster for dancing

Postby uncivlengr » Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:54 am UTC

I would think some form of high intensity leg exercise, like sprinting, would help your speed, engaging those fast-twitch muscle fibres.

Have you asked your dance instructor? If they were/are competitive dancers, they may know what training is most effective.
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