Ginga with a Full Twist at the Waist

Flexibility-stretch. Coordination. Agility. Cardio. Fat Burner.

Movement

This is based on a similar principle to the last excrcise; the difference is that you twist toward your back leg rather than away from it. In the photo, the capoeirista begins with his left leg back and straight and right leg front and bent (as in a ginga). He then fully rotates first his head, then shoulders, then waist, all to the left, in a 360-degree rotation, and swivels on his feet, so that his right leg is straightened and left leg bent. He ends up looking to the front again, having rotated as far as he can without taking a step. Then come back to die original position, do one ginga to change feet, and repeat the movement in the opposite direction.

Breathing

Breathe freely. Pointers

In the photo, it looks as if the player has taken a step. He hasn't. It is the full 360-degree twist of the head and torso, and the swivel on the feet that gives this impression. A step comes only when the player centers up again, and does a single ginga to change feet to do the exercise in the other direction.

Health and Fitness Benefits

The same as for the previous exercise. This is a good mobility exercise, giving an excellent spinal twist and increasing lightness and agility on the balls of the feet.

Spartans Routine

Spartans Routine

Fitness is the biggest issue of todays society because technology has improvised our lives so much that people do not move a lot and this lazy working routine and tiring mind works make people unfit physically.

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