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What is Grapevine Exercise And How to Do

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There are several exercises which are effective for our entire body. However, Grapevine exercise is a great warm-up and aerobic exercise. It works on quads, hamstrings, calves, glutes, and cores. Grapevine exercises are often expanded into warm-ups, cool downs, or aerobic activity. Many athletes and celebs do grapevine exercises to tone their bodies.

Things To Remember While Doing.

Remember when doing the grapevine:

  • Bend your knee.
  • Keep your head high.
  • Relax your shoulders.

How To Do Grapevine Exercise?

Here are the steps to do grapevine exercises. Instead of doing inappropriate techniques, first go slowly and master the grapevine exercise.

  • Do a criss-cross with your feet while stepping side-by-side.
  • Get out on your right side with your right leg.
  • Follow the criss-crossing in front of your right foot with your left foot, so it’s in front of you now.
  • Criss-cross your right foot to the back of your left foot.
  • Now bring your left foot together, so that you are in a normal position.
  • Repeat the previous steps in reverse order, so that you get back to the initial position.
  • Cross in front, and then cross the back, and when you’ve mastered the original motion, you can change things.

The more you change it, the more grapefruit exercise gets harder. For example, if you go back and forth, you can feel your core. The sooner you move your legs, the more aerobic the exercise is and the more calories you burn.

So, try to:

  • Increase the distance and speed you go through over time.
  • Avoid injury by applying it firmly before moving your legs again.
  • Bend your knees more and more thoroughly to make your glutes work more effectively.
  • Separate from the normal front, then rotate back by adding more front and back to switch things.
  • Adding hands-on activities, such as when you rotate them, will increase calorie burn.
  • Kicks, lunges, and squats can all be combined to spice things up and keep your metabolism boost up.

The grapevine is a movement that is carried out in aerobic group exercise classes. It can be included in warm-up and cool-down, high or low impact classes, and step-aerobics routines.

After learning the basic steps for the grape vine, add variation and intensity to this exercise by using the arms and adding more movements with the legs.

Basic Grapevine Exercise.

Start by putting your feet together. Make sure you have enough space, allowing you to take four big steps to your right. The grapevine is a lateral motion, so you’ll be going back to the right and to the left.

Move your right foot to the right so that your feet are slightly wider apart from hip-width. Lift your left leg and step behind your right foot so that it will be in a criss cross position and your feet can move your right leg in front and your left leg back in this position.

Crossing your stance, move your right foot to the right again. Bring your left foot to meet your right leg so that you are in the starting position. Now repeat this step to the left, moving forward with your left foot.

Movement of The Hand.

Adding hand speed to grapevine exercises will increase your heart rate and total calorie burn. Start by moving your arms naturally with movement. During the first step on the right side, rotate both hands forward to chest level, pull them in as soon as you cross the legs, as soon as you step outside, turn them back outwards and pull them in when you step together.

Push and pull the arms in the same way. Do the chest press with movement. Place the hands at chest level, press as you step, drag as you cross and as you step. The same can be done by raising your hands above the head. Lift them step by step, drag down with the cross and press with the step.

Kick and Knee.

Kick, knee, and foot lift movements can be added at the end of each grapevine to make variation as well as intensity intensity. Using the original movement as an example, this is done instead of moving the left leg to meet the right foot at the end of the grapevine.

Instead of moving the foot in, kick the leg forward and then continue the grapevine back in the other direction. Change to the knee lift after completing four grapevines with kick, and then try to lift one leg outward to attach the outer thigh. Next, try a leg curl to attach the hamstring.

Add More Intensity.

To make the exercise even more challenging, add bounce to your stride and make the exercise more impressive. It creates a hopping or jogging movement rather than stepping or marching. Move more quickly from side to side and make the movements of the hand more dramatic upward and backward.

Do double grapevine to make it more challenging. Go to the right before you do two on the left to return to your starting point and continue for another grapevine on the right.

How to Do Grapevine Aerobic Exercise?

Start by standing with your feet in an area that allows you to move around, such as a dance floor or gym space.

Know the calculations that come with the step. There are 8 digits in a complete order. You will use 4 counts moving towards your first direction and 4 counts will go back to your starting point, moving in the opposite direction. There will be 8 steps or 8 real time when you step on one foot in the motion of the grape.

Video Source: How to Do Grapevine Aerobic Exercises

Step on your right foot to your right (count 1). The left foot steps behind the right foot or moves backwards to keep the left foot on the ground (count 2). Exit the right side again with the right foot (count 3) and bring the left foot to the side of the right foot (count 4).

Repeat the previous steps in reverse order. Get out on your left side with your left foot (count 5). Step behind the left foot or cross the right foot from the back (count 6). Again, take out the left leg with the left foot (count 7) and bring the right foot closer to the left foot (count 8). Now you have completed the 8-count grapevine aerobic movement.

Make your steps big enough and match your steps to the rhythm of the music. Add arm movement up and down to add intensity to the grapevine step.

Change the look of the grapevine step by separating the steps. The step back can be a hop. The final step on each side could be the “back of the leg” kick. As your skill level increases, change the movements.

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Written by Uttam- (M.Com, Fitness Trainer)
Completed Certified Personal Fitness Trainer Course from American  Council on Exercise with 10 years of experience. View author's certificates.

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