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BREAKLETICS: FITNESS MEETS BREAKING

Breakletics is a functional training that combines fitness with breaking. It is said that Breakletics trains strength, coordination, flexibility and body tension. The training is performed to HipHop, Funk or Breakbeats and the aim is to offer an exciting mixture of fitness and dancing. Breakletics does not have much in common with Breaking itself....

LEARNING WINDMILLS: RECOMMENDED EXERCISES

Bboys make this move look easy after hours of training. As a beginner, it takes time to train your body to keep your legs in a split while rotating. Unless you have a strong gymnastic background you should not try to learn windmill until you have completed at least 3 months of solid bboy...

URBAN HEALTH YOGA

Urban Health Yoga is an integrated concept that was specifically developed for dancers, body artists and other enthusiasts of body movement.

PASSION IN BREAKING: A PSYCHOLOGICAL APPROACH

Passion is what pushes us to do something, even something that takes up a lot of physical sacrifice, time and often also injuries.  In Breaking there is a high risk of getting injured and many Bboys and Bgirls suffer from it. For one reason, psychology is intended to provide information on possible psychological variables that...

WARM-UP IN BREAKING

A proper warm-up prevents dance injuries and improves the dancer’s performance. So how does a proper warm-up of a bboy or bgirl look like, especially at competitions? In this article the benefits and mistakes during warm-up, as well as an example of training halos/tracks are described.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: URBAN DANCE, HEALTH & SCIENCE

In this bibliography all studies concerning urban dance, health & science are collected. Studies concerning all different dance styles from Breaking to Wacking, from Hip Hop to Popping, from Voguing to Locking, … and all health related topics are presented in form of their abstracts or links to directly download the paper. If you...

REGENERATION – WOUND HEALING PHASES

What happens after I got injured and what should I do? Injured tissue heals in three phases. In the following you are going to see the different wound healing phases, the days and what is happening in each phase. The duration of each phase can vary. It depends on the dimension of the trauma...

STATIC OR DYNAMIC STRETCHING

“Should we stretch static or dynamic?“ is one of many questions among dancers. Is it necessary to stretch before and/or after the training? Do I yield good results? Should I feel pain while stretching? Let’s clarify these questions.