How to get a core workout with DDR
Dance Dance Revolution is a great workout for your legs and cardiovascular system, but did you know you can also play it in a way that works your middle? It’s very simple: use your hands instead of your feet!
Now just because it’s simple, doesn’t mean it’s easy. I highly recommend starting with Light or even Beginner. But it’s very easy to adapt to your core strength. You can start out on your knees (like knee pushups) or even with your legs completely tucked under you. As you get stronger, try getting on your toes; it’s easier to begin with your feet spread apart, just like in a pushup progression. I usually do the menu selection on my toes, then switch to knees for the song itself.
Give it a try! It may look funny, but it sure is a lot more fun than tons of crunches.