Dance with the Stars and Burn Major Calories

by Emily

in Celebrity Workouts

Dancing with the Stars Workout

This week ABC premiered the new season of hit show Dancing with the Stars. The celebrity lineup includes Buzz Aldrin, Chad Ochocinco, Erin Andrews, Evan Lysacek, Jake Pavelka, Kate Gosselin, Nicole Scherzinger, Pamela Anderson, and Shannon Doherty. We already covered the workout routines of Dancing hunks Chad, Evan, and Jake, and taught you how Kelly Osbourne lost 42 lbs. competing on the show last season. Clearly, Dancing with the Stars attracts hot bodies and helps stars get in even better shape. But don’t worry if you lack the star quality to make it on the show, you can torch 300 calories per hour by dancing in your own home!

Check out the moves DWTS champions Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Cheryl Burke shared with People Magazine’s BodyWatch:

The Samba

1. Stand with feet together, bend at the knees and bounce to the samba beat while contracting abdominals.

2. Step to the side and back to the center. This benefits your thighs, calves and abdominals, says Maksim. To increase intensity, bounce up on your toes as you move.

Paso Doble

1. Swing your partner from one side to the other (as a matador swings his cape, which Cheryl represents).

2. Move your hips forward, twist your body and make a circle with your arms to stretch and tone abs and obliques.

3. Finish by swiveling your hips and allowing your partner to open her arms. ¡Olé!

The Rumba & Cha-Cha

1. For the rumba, lunge on one leg—great for thighs and glutes. Your partner leans in, working her inner thigh.

2. Now, the cha-cha. Spin your partner. To maintain her center, she keeps her abs tight throughout.

3. “Twist the body, extend the arm but don’t relax your abs or you’ll fall off balance!” Maksim warns.

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