Regeneration

FINGER & WRIST STABILIZATION EXERCISES

Your body should be in balance, everybody knows that. Through one-sided strain and one-sided training routines, we tend to strengthen one side of the body stronger than the other. For example, if we use the wrist and forearm in breaking, we have to constantly push against the floor to get the power we need...

HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR STAMINA BY DOING THE BREAKALIGN METHOD?

The Breakalign Method, Conditioning Article Series WHAT IS STAMINA? Stamina, or more commonly used within science, ‘endurance’, can be improved in several ways. There are many types of endurance which can be produced with the development of certain energy production systems of the human body. Endurance basically means that the body can exercise over...

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....

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...

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.

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...