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Auburn University (Montgomery) professor explains the science of twerking to ABC News

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Dr. Michelle Olson, an Endowed Professor of Exercise Science at our cousin college down the road, believes in twerk—hard twerk. Because it’s good for your butt and thighs.

In an effort to help Americans understand exactly how they were victimized Sunday night,  ABC News sought out Olson for a story on the biology behind (ahem) twerking, “a combination movement involving a deep squat and a pelvic tilt.”

From ABC:

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

Olson said the booty dancing move is a good “twerkout” for your butt and thighs. It also works the deep muscles of the hips and the core muscles of the lower back and abdominals. She said it will definitely shape and strengthen all those muscles as well as give them the stamina to do activities important to most people heavily involved in twerking like say, picking up a screaming child off the floor.

So parents of screaming children, before you go judging Miley Cyrus, just remember: You’ve apparently been twerking this whole time.

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