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Okay folks, I know you're probably tired of hearing about Miley Cyrus and her controversial dance moves the other night on the VMA's, but perhaps you should know a little more about twerking- the specific dance move she busted out.
Twerking is a combination movement involving a deep squat and a pelvic tilt.
According to (Michelle Olson) a professor of exercise science and a certified strength and conditioning coach at Auburn University in Montgomery, Ala.:
"You take a wide stance with your legs turned out at 10 and 2 so your hips are externally rotated. Then you pulse up and down as you thrust the pelvis bone forward and back."
The booty dancing move is a good "twerkout" for your butt and thighs. It also works the deep muscles of the hips and the core muscles of the lower back and abdominals. She said it will definitely shape and strengthen all those muscles as well as give them the stamina to do activities important to most people heavily involved in twerking like say, picking up a screaming child off the floor.
However, over-twerking might throw out the lower back or make the knees creak. I think that's what happened when I tried it minutes ago.