This Afro dance-inspired workout is all about getting low

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When you’re deciding what workout to do today, ask yourself one question: Why *don’t* I do one with thrusting and booty-popping?

This Afro dance-inspired workout by Kiné Camara will have you sweating before you know it. If you are unfamiliar with Afro dance, you can check out Kamara’s introduction with some simple Afro groove moves to get the basics down. Want to go deeper into the choreography? We’ve got a complete routine for you right here. But if your taste is more about moving and having fun without worrying about the finer points of learning dance numbers, then this video is for you.

Featuring hip thrusts and chest pulls after the warmup to get you “nice and loose,” Cama combines footwork, upper body activation and non-stop power to get your heart rate up and work your muscles. One trick to getting the most out of this workout is to stay low (aka deep into that squat) and keep your core active but strong.

“Your thighs should be burning now,” advises Kamara about a third of the way through.

Kamara also says not to worry too much about specific steps. It’s about being active and expressing your emotions through movement. “It doesn’t need to be a perfect example or reproduction of what I’m doing,” she says “Don’t just act, feel. Feel that emotion.”

But if you’re overwhelmed by the footwork, Camara has some advice: “Just shake your booty, move and have a blast.”

Now they are supposed to survive.

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