It’s the burning question in the Dancing With The Stars world of drama: can Jersey Shore’s Mike the Situation Sorrentino actually dance? Okay, he’s got the abs that only Michelangelo could have carved, and he’s got charm, personality and a huge following.
But does The Situation have the essential component of rhythm, central to dancing like water is to a fish’s survival?
Abs does not a dancer make, but abs are critical for dancers who draw their core strength from that set of supportive muscles. Abs increase the freedom of a dancer’s movement and also increase safety.
So does Mike the Situation have an unfair advantage over say, Jennifer Grey or Bristol Palin? Or what about Florence Henderson, whom at 76 probably does not have the same sleek muscle set the Jersey Shore star does.
We won’t know for sure until next Monday, September 20 when ABC’s Dancing With The Stars Season 11 premieres at 8/7 central time.
What we do know for sure is that The Situation has certain means that are critical in obtaining perhaps the most famous abs in the world. Mike told Us Magazine that it’s necessary to cut out processed foods (cookies, cakes, candies, etc.), and nix the soda.
In terms of working out, Mike said the abs should only be worked out every other day along with the lower back muscles.
“Once you get to the difficult ones they’re just insane. I’m like hanging upside down just to get them right!” he told Us magazine. “It looks like I’m doing gymnastics.”
Okay, probably most of us won’t resort to the hanging upside-down thing to get those incredible ab muscles, but we’ll be more than likely to watch Mike’s abs next week and see if the “nice house” has a real dancer at home within.