Which muscle is worked?


Want to Know which dance works which muscle?

We know that dancing works almost all of the muscles in your body and is one of the most popular cardio exercises amongst people.  

If you like Dancehall/Reggae music then you have come to the right place to get a accelerating workout.  Depending on what muscle you want to workout, Dancehall have a dance that will work that muscle for you.

Here is a breakdown of the steps and what muscle these dances work.

“Tek Weh Urself”

“Tek Weh Urself is dainty Jamaican dance created by one of Jamaica’s top dance crews “Black Blingaz” and recorded by International recording artist, Mr. Vegas, Also named “Tek Wek Yourself”. This dance mainly works your abs and quads. The movements emerge from the hips and are driven by the abs. It incorporates fast movement of the feet, which also develops your agility. This dance is perfect for those that are less flexible, but wish to start developing their muscle groups and stamina.

“Gully Creepa”

If you wnat your legs to be toned, then the “Gully Creepa” is your dance. The dance requires you to move around in a semi-squat position. As your knees remain constantly bent, your head will be no higher than the level of your chest throughout the dance. This will give your quads a wonderful workout. While you move your weight from leg to leg, your hamstrings and inside thigh muscles will also be put to use. As you do the “Gully Creepa,” you should remain on your toes, therefore you will be working your calf muscles as well. This dance is by far superior to doing squats because you will be moving to a rhythm and staying in the squatting position much longer than a standard squat. At the same time, you can enjoy the “Gully Creepa” song and remain energized with the song lyrics that describe the dance. As you enjoy this original dance, you will notice your leg muscles become stronger and stronger.

“Nuh Linga”

“Nuh Linga” is a dance that is flashy and primarily works your inside and outer thigh muscles. As you do the “Nuh Linga,” you must slide one foot to the side smoothly, while the other one remains slightly bent. Moving from the hips, the foot that slides out slides in the exact smooth manner as it came out with the help of your inside thighs.

“P0n Da River Pon Di Bank”

If you wish to work on your agility, “Pan Da River Pan Di Bank” can be a form of light plyometrics to keep you agile and light on your feet. The main technique in this dance is hopping on one foot from side to side, kicking the foot back and forth by bringing the knee cap up and down, and slightly stretching the leg with each hop. This dance will work the smaller muscles in your calves, quads and hamstrings. Likewise, your arm muscles will get a workout and your dance moves will become smoother, as you imitate the flowing of the river by moving your elbows and wrists up and down. This is the kind of dance exercise that can help you stay slim and toned.


The “Bogle” is one of the most famous dance moves in the Dancehall, created by Di top Dancehall dancer of  all time “Mr. Wacky” Bogle himself. This dance requires flexibility and smooth movement in the waist and the back, as well as impeccable hand coordination. This dance is driven mainly by the stomach muscles; therefore you will be primarily exercising your abdominal muscles, along with some light pressure on your triceps and quads. After practicing the “Bogle,” you will not only impress your friends with your toned abs, but along with that, your new dance skills.

Source: Kelly Stevens