He takes hip-hop to heart.When Tasheen Carrow hits the dance floor, people take notice. His moves are electric, and he never slows down. As long as he's on the floor, its high-octane hip-hop. No wonder rap acts like Black Sheep black sheep
1. A sheep with black fleece.
2. A member of a family or other group who is considered undesirable or disreputable. , Kid 'N Play, and Nikki-D are paying Tasheen -- known as Scram in the hip-hop world--top dollar to appear in their videos.
If you watch MTV MTV
in full Music Television
U.S. cable television network, established in 1980 to present videos of musicians and singers performing new rock music. MTV won a wide following among rock-music fans worldwide and greatly affected the popular-music business. (and we know you do), you know what we're talking about. Scram's style is pure energy. "When I dance, I bug out," he says. "I start dancing real fast, doing all of my new moves -- splitting, turning around, jumping, spinning on my knees."
Packed with so many strenuous moves, those routines push his body to the limit. So Scram -- like all serious athletes -- stays fit by working out nearly every day. But you won't catch him riding an exercise bike or lifting weights. "I get all the exercise I need from dancing," he says.
No arguments there. Hip-hop dancing is great for cardiovascular fitness cardiovascular fitness Fitness A benchmark of a subject's cardiovascular and respiratory 'reserve', assessed by exercise testing; improved CF ↓ risk of acute MI. See Aerobic exercise, Exercise, MET, Thallium stress test, Vigorous exercise. Cf Anaerobic exercise. . That is, it strengthens your heart.
With every pump, the heart sends oxygen and nutrients to all the muscles in the body. The muscles use these materials as fuel to do work. And the stronger the heart is, the more efficiently it can deliver this fuel. So by keeping his heart fit, Scram makes sure he has the energy to stay on the dance floor long after his rivals have worn out and gone home.
But hip-hop dancing is more than an affair of the heart. All that jumping, bending, and stretching helps to make the muscles in Scram's body strong and flexible. Strength and flexibility are essential to physical fitness. They enable Scram to pull off tough moves like hitting the splits and bouncing back up to the time of the beat.
Of course, there's a lot more to dancing than fitness. (You've never seen Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation (IPA): [ˈaɐ̯nɔlt ˈaloɪ̯s ˈʃvaɐ̯ʦənˌʔɛɡɐ] hip-hop dancing, have you?) So Scram works like a fiend to get his steps just right. "I put on a tape like Mary J. Blige Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971) is an American R&B, soul, and hip hop soul singer, songwriter, occasional rapper, record producer, and actress who has sold over forty million records around the world since her career began in 1991. ," he says, "and go through my moves over and over until they're smooth and I have them down."
You too can dance your way into great shape, even if you're not quite ready to shake it Shake It may refer to:
But remember, slow waltzing Slow waltz was formerly the name of a dance in the International Standard dance category of ballroom dances. Now it is officially called simply waltz, but slow waltz won't cut it. To make dancing an aerobic aerobic /aer·o·bic/ (ar-o´bik)
1. having molecular oxygen present.
2. growing, living, or occurring in the presence of molecular oxygen.
3. requiring oxygen for respiration.
4. workout--the kind that improves your cardiovascular fitness--you've got to get your heart thumping. How fast? Here's an easy way to find out: First subtract A relational DBMS operation that generates a third file from all the records in one file that are not in a second file. your age from 220. Then multiply by .70. What number did you get? That's how fast your heart rate--the number of beats per minute--should be to give your heart a good workout. Are you dancing hard enough? Take your pulse and see.
Before you hit the floor, though, Scram advises that you take a few minutes to stretch out and warm up. "It makes you more flexible so you can dance better," he says. A warm-up will also help prevent muscle pulls.
Once you're warmed up, do like Scram does: Hit "Play" and let the rhythm take control. In no time, you'll be moving, and feeling, great.