Urban Dance Health Articles

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...

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...

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.

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...