Weighted Hula Hoop (section 3)

CAN YOU USE A HULA HOOPS FOR ABS?

 

Hula hooping is AMAZING for the abs! The Weight Loss Style Fitness Hoop is meant to be used on the core: your waist, your hips, your chest, your shoulders.  Every movement uses your entire body, but you will feel it most intensely in your abdominal muscles and your lower back.

 

Don’t forget to practice with the hula hooping moving in the other direction!  A “six pack” may be a fun goal, but we love to joke about the idea of accidentally getting a “three pack” from only hula hooping in one direction.

 

 

HOW ARE HULA HOOPS WEIGHTED?

 

To create different weights of hula hoops, we use different sizes and weights of tubing.  Adding physical weight separate from a hula hoop creates an imbalance in the circle that can make it more difficult to use.  If you remember a hula hoop with marbles or water in it from when you were a kid, you might remember that the added weight helped the hula hoop go around. However, when you wanted the hula hoop to do anything else than that initial motion, the loose weights would fight against the change.  By using material that evenly distributes the weight around the circle, and using various weights of decorative tape around the circle, you can enjoy the benefit of a heavier hula hoop, without the challenge of loose weights that move separately from the whole.

 

 

WHY IS THIS HULA HOOP SO BIG?

 

The Weight Loss Style Fitness Hula Hoop can look rather intimidating, but the extra size is really your friend.

 

The wider tubing width puts more hula hoop in contact with your body as it spins around your core. This helps many beginners feel more control over the movement of the hoop.

 

We prefer at least one round of grip tape on all of our fitness hula hoops. A wider tubing width means more grip tape is in contact with your body at all times, making it easier for your body to communicate with the spinning hula hoop.

 

The heavier material doesn’t allow as much give in the hula hoop when weight or pressure is applied to it.  This makes for a great tool to use in for balance or resistance in different exercises.

 

The larger tubing means a slightly heavier hula hoop which helps many beginners keep the hula hoop going around the waist.

 

While the hula hoop is heavier, the weight is spread out on wider surface as it comes in contact with your body. Many people find the weight loss style hoop optimal for abdominal massage.

 

WILL A BIG HULA HOOP HURT ME?

It is common for beginner hula hoopers to experience some bruising when first learning how to hula hoop, especially when using a larger and heavier hoop.  For most people, hula hoops under 3 lbs are safe to use on a daily basis. However, we wouldn’t recommend practicing moves like tosses, foot hooping, or body rolls with the heavier styles of hoops!  The Weight Loss Style Hula Hoop is best when used for core hooping around your waist, hips, chest or shoulders.

 

If you are recovering from previous injuries, have a physical condition such as osteoporosis, or are pregnant, we recommend that you use a lighter hula hoop and consult your doctor before beginning new fitness routines.