When not to do Zumba dancing
Basic Zumba dancing activity can be modified so that it is suitable for every age and in every condition. However, don’t practice Zumba if you have:
- An injury. Let it heal before you start Zumba.
- Joint issues, such as arthritis. This may aggravate if you start high-intensity Zumba.
- Serious physical limitations, such as spine problems or muscle weakness. You should think about other alternatives.
- A history of asthma. Zumba can precipitate an asthmatic attack.
- Uterine prolapse. You may need to modify your workouts.
It is good to consult with your doctor before starting Zumba or intensifying it further.
What body areas Zumba targets?
A Zumba workout involves the whole body. It is a kind of aerobic workout that helps lose weight. You may need specialized Zumba toning movements, which involve weightlifting, to help strengthen and tone the arms and core.
Zumba strengthens your legs and glutes muscles because it involves jumps, lunges, and many similar movements. These can help stretch the quads and hamstring muscles. You may feel the burns in your muscles while you dance to the beat.
However, basic Zumba movements do not target biceps, triceps in the arm, or back muscles.