Zumba for super skinny people

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LoveChristian
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Hi i wanted to ask if thats fine for me to do zumba as i am very skinny and want to gain muscles on my legs arms and abs is it fine or is it only for people who wants to lose weight ?
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I've been doing Zumba for 4 years - I got into it because I'm a dancer and wanted a more interesting workout - It consists of (moderately) high intensity cardio that's good for shedding pounds and sculpting the body. Personally I wouldn't say I've gained any muscles on my legs or arms they've just become more toned. As for abs, some routines are really good for defining them and blasting belly fat.
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Oh i see thank you for response. I am worried as i dont have belly as i can see bone of my hips and if i do zumba it makes me even more bone visible like dead skeleton ?

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(Original post by LoveChristian)
Oh i see thank you for response. I am worried as i dont have belly as i can see bone of my hips and if i do zumba it makes me even more bone visible like dead skeleton ?

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If you don't mind my asking how fit are you? and were you planning on purchasing the discs or going to a live class?
What I've seen is that people from both ends of the spectrum do struggle with certain aspects of Zumba because it can be fast-paced, technical and thus a bit overwhelming if you can't keep up.

If you don't have much fat to begin with and are already quite toned then I don't really think Zumba is for you. By all means try it out because it's fun and will improve your rhythm and stamina. The live classes create a motivational and fun atmosphere but if you were to purchase the DVDs I recommend the original because the latest 'Zumba Exhilarate' is not as intense and only one disc is worth it in my opinion.
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I suppose You should try going to the gym as zumba is a cardio and I don't think it's good for bodybuilding.
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You won't lose weight unless you eat less than you burn; it doesn't matter what exercise you're doing.

Building muscle requires putting significant resistance repetitively on your muscles and eating excess kcals to provide the energy to do so. A largely aerobic exercise won't do that.
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you won't gain any noticeable muscle doing zumba, you need to lift weights and eat a calorie surplus
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