Stripper aerobics made me dumber, which might be why I cannot decide if I'm any fitter.
I recently tested a couple of the DVDs in Carmen Electra's Aerobic Striptease set.
The first disk in the five-disk set is aerobic striptease and teaches the dancing basics.
While fun and entertaining, I don't think the stripping routines have any actual aerobic benefit and I felt like an idiot trying to take some of her pointers seriously.
Her advice includes: "Hip rolls are the foundation of any good striptease," and "Do not underestimate the power of the finger in the mouth."
Then there was, "If you commit to it, it really works," which definitely didn't add to my brain power.
The workout has a warmup, a first routine and a second routine, which incorporate a lot of strutting around, crawling and butt-smacking.
I will say that the workout improves and tones neck muscles with the amount of hair swings required.
So if it's a fit neck you're looking for, stripper aerobics is for you.
I also did the fourth disk in the series, The Lap Dance.
This workout incorporated some of my favorites from the first disk, including the hip dips and the hair swing, but it was definitely a little more interesting and challenging than the first disk.
Balancing on the chair proved to be a good ab workout, and doing the routines in heels, as Electra does, is great for the calves.
Still, I think it's the neck muscles that get the most attention, although this routine could definitely get your heart rate up.