For athletes Kurt Warner and Rick Fox, surviving four weeks on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" is a double-edged sword. It's great to be one of the final eight contestants in Season 11, but it's still a painful learning process each week.
"Unlike football, which I always wanted to do, I don't have the desire to be a professional dancer, so it's difficult," said Warner, who is partnered with Anna Trebunskaya. "It's really kind of intense. Yesterday, I couldn't do anything right. I want to be the best, but I didn't realize you had to put in so much time."
Fox agreed, already having learned the Viennese waltz, the jive, the Samba Argentine and the tango.
"This show is a full-time commitment. You really have no idea what to expect before you do this, and there is only a short amount of time for training," said Fox, who is partnered with Cheryl Burke. "As athletes we already have stamina, but there is a lot of long hours of preparation."
On Monday, the contestants will perform either a dance they didn't perform in one of the first four weeks or the tango. It's also TV theme week.