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