Have you ever tried to exercise with a hula hoop? You might think of hula hoops as something of a kiddie’s toy, however that is just not the case anymore. In fact, entire exercise workouts have been developed solely around the hula hoop. This simple yet highly versatile invention can make exercising fun again.
So what type of exercises can you do with a hula hoop besides the standard “hooping” that we all know from our childhood? You might be surprised to learn just how versatile this simple little tool is, when it comes to how you can use it for your workout and how many different ways there are to move your body with the hoop, in order to target various muscles, or just to benefit from an all over body workout!
Some of the exercises that have been named and described when it comes to hula hooping include arm circles, the standing twist, the tree press, wide squats, and the rolling reach – just to name a few! Each exercise tends to focus on different areas of the body, so that you can come up with a routine or weekly program that cycles through each muscle group or body area that you wish to focus on. Examples include the abdominal muscles or core of the body (including the back), the shoulders and arms, the legs, and the buttocks. It is therefore possible to use hula hooping essentially as an entire workout for the body, once you know the correct exercises to undertake.
But learning all of these hula hoop exercise routines yourself can be quite difficult. We all know the basic hula hoop hip action, but there’s so much more to it than that. Most of all, you need to be sure that you are doing it all right, otherwise bad technique can lead to disappointing results, or even injury. As with any sort of exercise, your technique should be correct at all times, and you should be in control with what you’re doing. This ensures that you see the very best outcome over time, and you continually feel motivated to better yourself, and to improve your results.