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How to Tilt, Tuck and Tighten in Hip Hop Abs

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How to Tilt, Tuck and Tighten in Hip Hop Abs. Hip Hops Abs is a popular fitness program offered by Beachbody. In order to get results from Hip Hop Abs, it is important to master Hip Hop Abs instructor Shaun T.'s Tilt, Tuck & Tighten. Shaun T. incorporates this into his dance choreography to keep the exercise fun and target the abs. Mastering the Tilt, Tuck & Tighten is essential for Hip Hop Abs results.

Step 1

Tilt the shoulders. The first part of the Tilt, Tuck & Tighten involves a tilting of the shoulders forward so that the upper abs are engaged. Even though this is considered bad form in many fitness programs, it serves a greater purpose in Hip Hop Abs.

Step 2

Tuck the tailbone. Tucking the tailbone under engages the abdominal muscles. The great thing about this part of the Tilt, Tuck & Tighten is that it is almost impossible to tuck the tailbone without tightening the glutes.

Step 3

Tighten the abdominal muscles. Tilting engages the upper abs. Tucking engages the lower abs. Tightening ensures that nothing gets left out.

Step 4

Breathe. It is important to regulate breathing while doing the Tilt, Tuck & Tighten. Exhalation is essential while performing the Tilt, Tuck, & Tighten. Inhale upon release of the move. Although this will feel awkward at first, it uses the diaphragm most efficiently.

Step 5

Repeat. It will take practice to get used to doing the Tilt, Tuck & Tighten. Once the Hip Hop Abs workout has begun, the Tilt, Tuck & Tighten is done to the beat of the music. Practicing the Tilt, Tuck & Tighten in at a slower pace makes the movement easier when incorporated into Shaun T.'s choreography.

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