Jimmy Fallon & Jennifer Lawrence's "Come Dance With Us!" Actually Looks Like A Decent Workout
Late night TV last night featured one of the more physically grueling bits any host-guest combo has attempted in a while: on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon and Jennifer Lawrence acted out Come Dance With Us, a fictional dance infomercial that, in their heads, at least, airs on QVC at 3 a.m., hosted by two rave kids named Dez and Dash. Fallon set up the performance by saying he'd heard that that Dez and Dash really resemble Lawrence and himself, and Lawrence said she’d heard the same but had yet to see the ads herself. Then Fallon and Lawrence raced back and forth between the main set and a side stage where they impersonated Dez and Dash, complete with some truly awesome outfits.
Dez and Dash seem like unlikely personal trainers, but maybe they don't see themselves that way. Dez wears high heels, for one thing, and they both seem to take it really, really, personally that the TV audience isn’t coming to dance with them. Nonetheless, they persevere, demonstrating a whole list of moves that should together absolutely become the next Zumba.
It’s a shame that Come Dance With Us only airs at 3 a.m. on imaginary TV, because it’s actually looks like a fantastic workout. (I should know; in the summer of 2013, I did an XBox exercise game for like a week straight. OK, five days. It was hard, y’all.) Check out Dez and Dash’s killer moves, and ask yourself, why don’t you come dance with them?
Check the Door
This deceptively simple move provides a great workout for your biceps and core. Start with Dash's low-impact example, then work your way up to Dez's high-intensity twisting when you feel you're ready.
This is a fantastic way to keep your triceps toned– no bat wings for you! And just like Mommy and Me Yoga, you can incorporate your infant for added benefits. (Maybe don't wear the plastic vest and skirt if you're doing this with a kid. Or if your kid is in that always-covered-in-food stage, maybe do.)
Ready for a bigger challenge? This combo move incorporates both your upper and lower body. While the "lunchbox" lunge works your quads, the salute focuses on your deltoids.
If the Lunchbox Salute is too tame for you, step it up to Bowling Confetti! It works the same muscle groups while adding a cardio component. Don't forget to hydrate before and after!
Row the Boat, Check the Pulse
Once you bring cardio into your workout, it's important to make sure that you're hitting your target heart rate. You don't want to overexert yourself. This move helps you meet your goal without stopping the action.
Brow Brow Chicken Cow
Crunched for time? Don't think you can squeeze a full workout into your day? Wrooooong. Just three minutes of BBCC is equivalent to 60 minutes of Pilates, or 120 minutes of Bikram Yoga. (I actually have no idea if this is true, but I hope it is.) It encapsulates full upper body, lower body, and cardio sessions into one frantic gesture! You'll need a protein shake afterwards.
Still not convinced? Watch all three segments of the infomercial for even more dance moves. "Operators are dancing by!"
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