How To 2000 Breakdance

If spinning on your head isn't your thing, then learning how to 2000 in breakdance is an awesome alternative. The 2000 breakdance move takes a lot of balance and even more upper body strength (funny, sounds like a lot of the more difficult breakdance moves). Once you get the 2000 breakdance move down, however, you'll be able to link it with a bunch of other moves. It's a perfect addition to any breakdancing routine. That is, if you can pull it off. In order to give yourself a fair chance at doing a 2000 breakdance move, you need to be able to do a handstand as well as a Flare from a standing position. If you can do those two moves, then you can attempt the 2000 breakdance maneuver.

  1. Your upper body. The 2000 breakdance move requires that you be able to hold a lot of weight on your shoulders, arms, hands and wrists. You also need to know how to balance for a long period of time. That's why it's good to have experience doing handstands and Flares. If you've mastered these two moves, it's just a matter of a few minor adjustments to successfully complete a 2000 breakdance move.
  2. Get into it. Because you'll be spinning on your hands, you almost have to get into a 2000 breakdance move from a standing position. This is the only way to guarantee you build enough momentum to actually spin. You'll have to jump into the move very quickly. Spread your legs as if you were going to do a Flare. This will help with building your momentum. Choose which arm is going to make contact with the ground first. Twist your torso and quickly lean the shoulder of your spinning arm towards the floor. Extend your arm and lift your lower body to the sky. Simultaneously bring your off-hand to the ground right next to your lead hand.
  3. Your spin. Your spin comes from the twisting of your torso from the initiation of the move. So, once you've made contact with the floor and brought your two hands together, just twist your torso back into its original position and extend your legs straight up. The momentum will make you begin to turn.
  4. Now for the balance. The momentum you generate will cause you to spin. Staying up on your extended arms is now the task at hand. You need to get into position very quickly or you'll have no chance of balancing. Once you get into position, it's all up to your muscles to keep you up. Use your back to stabilize your lower body. You may need to arch it for balance. Only you can tell what you need to do once you're in position. Practice makes perfect. One thing is for certain though: your arms, hands, wrists and shoulders are going to take the brunt of the punishment. The more you practice, the stronger these parts of your body will become, allowing you to spin longer.
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