August 28, 2013

ABC News received much ridicule for their medical blog post on twerking this week, inspiring the hashtag #ABCReports with much ridicule on twitter. Morgan Freeman even got into the act for CNN's Headline News as their "guest anchor", though at least his was a tongue-in-cheek report on the verb being added to the Oxford dictionary. A sign, no doubt, that the end times are near.

via ABC

Twerking: A Scientific Explanation

Twerking is such a complex, technical subject, only a Ph.D. researcher can explain how the body does what it does to make it happen.

Twerking is a combination movement involving a deep squat and a pelvic tilt, Michelle Olson, a professor of exercise science and a certified strength and conditioning coach at Auburn University in Montgomery, Ala., explained.

“You take a wide stance with your legs turned out at 10 and 2 so your hips are externally rotated,” she said. “Then you pulse up and down as you thrust the pelvis bone forward and back.”

Of course the two had to intersect.


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