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THE BREAKER’S WRIST

Many studies show that the wrist and the fingers are the most injury-prone parts of the body of a breaker. In the following post you are going to read about the cause of wrist injuries and get some preventional advices for doing freezes, powermoves and footworks without getting injured.

THE BREAKER’S SHOULDER

A lot of bboys and bgirls have problems with their shoulder when they go down to the floor in breaking. The shoulder is a joint that is mostly held up by muscles. Because of this, the proper physical preparation of the shoulder muscles is essential for having a professional breaking career.

THE BREAKER’S LOWER EXTREMITIES

In Breaking the knee, as well as the ankle and the hip are injury-prone parts of the body of a bboy and a bgirl. It is really important to get your lower extremities prepared to handle the high impact moves in breaking. Here you learn about injury prevention, cause of injury and get some...

THE BREAKER’S SPINE

In Breaking the spine is an injury-prone part of the body of a bboy and a bgirl. Many dancers suffer from herniated vertebral discs and other spine related injuries. Here you learn about injury prevention, cause of injury and get some physiotherapeutic advices.

MENTAL PRACTICE

London, 2012. 100m butterfly stroke – men. The US-American swimmer Michael Phelps is preparing himself for the start of the race. He seems a little introverted as he goes to the pool and takes two or three deep breaths. He is wearing big headphones and is listening to ´Lil Wayne´. Apparently, he is somewhere...

HIIT: HIGH INTENSIVE INTERVAL TRAINING

How to improve your physical condition to the next level and stay fit in the final of the battle? HIIT is a training method that consist of high intensive intervals combined with short regeneration phases. Recent studies have shown that with HIIT four minutes of training can be more effective than 45 minutes of normal...

PREVENTION

In the following post you can check how to stay healthy while dancing. First of all you have to be aware of your risk factors and the causes of why you may get injured. If you optimise your training, you are definitely going to be dancing in a healthier way. Improve your general condition...

INJURED… HEAT OR ICE

It happened to everybody: you have injured yourself! Studies and experience on applying heat or ice on an acute injury is still under intense research. Read more about applying HEAT or ICE after an injury!

INJURED… R.I.C.E. METHOD

It happened to everybody: you have injured yourself! For the first 2-3 days after a soft tissue injury apply the R.I.C.E. method. R.I.C.E. stands for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. Read more about the R.I.C.E. method!

INJURIES IN GENERAL

In Breaking it has been shown that a lot of injuries occur. The body of a bboy and a bgirl has to handle with an immense impact. Apart of being an artist, the dancer is also a high leisure sports athlete with a big risk to injure him- or herself. A distinction is made...