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How to Do a Breakdancing Push-Up Dance Move

Learn how to do the breakdancing push up dance move from fitness expert Rachel Warren in this hip-hop dance workout video from Howcast.


Okay. So, this next one is super serious. All right, I mean it. I'm just kidding. It's a simple push up, but it's the break dancing push up, and that's because we're adding a little bit of funk to a good old fashioned push up. Right? You can't just do a boring old push up. You gotta add something to it to make it fun.

So, before we get started, I want to talk about the placement of your hands. Put your hands directly in line with your shoulders, just standing. Don't go to the floor yet. Now, from here, separate your arms. So, you want them just a bit wider than your shoulders, so that as you go down, your elbows are going out to the sides. Okay. So, in the air just like this with me, you see the motion of your arms. Okay. You keep your hands spread wide, so that you get that nice support through your hands, wrists, all the way up. Okay.

Let's head to the floor. Now, separate your feet. Those hands are in the position that they need to be in. Keep your core engaged, so don't dip here or leave your butt up. You want to be in one plank position. Then you lower down, and then you hit a break dancing pose. Okay. Mid-freeze. Yes, let's try it again. And then you lift up the other hand, push up, and hold. Okay.

Now, you can get creative with this. If you want, you can do a different pose with the break dancing freezes. Okay. For now, let's do just what I showed you, four of them. All right, you can do it. I promise. If you need to modify, let your knees rest on the floor. Okay. I'll show you what that looks like.

So, the modification would be to be here. Lower, and then you lift your knees up for the freeze. Okay. Don't keep your knees on the floor for the freeze. Yes, I'm gonna do them the right way here, with my knees up, and then were're gonna go for it. Ready, here we go.

We have down, up, hold. And down, up, hold. Down, up, last one. Down, up, hold. Okay. So, you can get funky. You can get free with what kind of freeze you do, if you don't want to do that one. Yeah, so what are some options? Let's go back down and try. So, maybe you do push up and then you hold here. Keep the arm down. Maybe you lift a leg up. You can do whatever you want with it. Okay.

Regardless, as long as you're staying in good form with that push up, you're good to go. All right. Enjoy.

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