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When you’re deciding on what workout to do today, ask yourself one question: Why *wouldn’t* I do one with thrusting and booty-popping?

This Afro dance-inspired workout from Kiné Camara will get you sweating before you know it. If you’re unfamiliar with Afro dance, you can check out Camara’s introduction to some common Afro groove moves to get the basics down. Want to dive deeper into the choreography? We’ve got a whole routine for you right here. But if your flavor is more about moving and having fun without having to worry about the finer points of learning a dance number, this is the video for you.

After a warmup meant to get you “nice and loose” featuring hip thrusts and chest bumps, Camara combines footwork, upper body activation, and non-stop energy to get your heart rate up and your muscles working. A trick to making the most of this workout is stay low (aka deep in that squat) and keep your base active but strong.

“Your thighs should be burning now,” Camara advises about a third of the way in. “If they’re not, get lower and wider.”

Camara also says not to worry about the specific moves too much. It’s all about staying active, and expressing your emotions through movement. “This doesn’t need to be a perfect example or reproduction of what I’m doing,” she says. “Don’t just do the action, feel it. Feel that passion.”

But if you are getting overwhelmed by the footwork, Camara has some advice: “Just shake your booty, keep moving, and have a blast.”

Now those are words to live by.

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