Balance: Important Not Only For Your Dancing Skills
Balance is a crucial ability in dancesport. Without balance, we cannot maintain the positions and move gracefully. But balance is also essential in your muscular system. Muscle imbalance is one of the leading causes of injuries, and what is worrying is that it is so subtle and yet can do so much harm.
In this article, I am taking away some key principles from Costin Glavan’s online course – How To Get Rid Of Back Pain And Unleash Your Full Potential.
If you want to learn how to test yourself to see if you suffer from certain conditions, the science behind the issues and how to correct them, this course is for you.
Identifying Issues & Restoring Balance
Ballroom dancers wear heels all the time, and besides wearing heels, being on the balls of our feet with the weight forward is one of the first lessons we learn. These two things usually cause tightness and cramps in your front part of your thighs, feet, and lower back.
Now, maybe you don’t think that having cramps is such a bad thing. But this can lead in time to problems with fine motor control of the pelvis and legs.
One muscle imbalance that it’s often met in dancers is that they have overly trained quadriceps and less trained glutes because they stay a lot on their balls of the feet.
Having such issues, you won’t be able to perform as efficiently. Muscle imbalance also leads to increased chronic back and knee pain or joint pain in your ankles. In time, this also leads to an incorrect position of the bones in your joints, which causes joint injuries and lower cross syndrome.
In the course, Costin shows how to perform these tests from the comfort of your house and offers a set of exercises designed to correct and restore the muscle imbalance.
I've started dancing when I was 9 years old and it has been a part of me ever since. I love to surround myself with everything dancesport related. Now I get to experience the world of dancing through a writer's lens.