4 Hula Hoop Exercises For Beginners!

By Carly M Dawson 


4 Hula Hoop Exercise Tips For Beginners!

If you're interested in attacking stubborn belly fat and strengthening your abs then you want to try some hula hoop exercises. I have provided a beginner guide to get you started!
Tip 1 - Always warm up
Warming up helps reduce the risk of injury and aches and pains that can come with exercise.
 Here's a few ways you can warm up with the hula hoop.
- Stand inside the hula hoop and swing your hips side to side.
 Keep going for about a minute then swing your hips forward and back for another minute.
 Once you've done that try drawing big circles around the hula hoop with your hips, making sure to go both directions. Repeat the full sequence.
- Stand inside the hula hoop and hold the hoop with both hands either side of your body.
 The hula hoop should be on a flat plane.
 Slowly raise the hula hoop up above your head then down to your hips, start turning in circles as you do this, moving your legs will start to raise your heart rate.
- A simple way to warm up is to dance inside the hoop put on your favourite music and move your body to the beat, once you feel warm then you can start your workout!

Tip 2 - Once you can waist hoop speed it up

A really effective way to blast belly fat is to do super fast power hooping.
To power hoop you need to begin at your normal rhythm.
Once you are confident with that try to gently increase the speed, once you achieve that, increase the speed again, keep doing that until the hoop is a blur around you..
 that's how fast it should be going! Be aware of your abs, all the power should be coming from your core not from your hips.

Tip 3 - Your feet are NOT glued to the floor!

So you can hula hoop standing still and you can power hoop.
 Now what you want to do is start moving and using the space around you.
The first thing I suggest is learning how to turn in a circle while hooping, this isn't hard to do just remember to keep movement going with your core while you're turning, don't be afraid to lift your feet off the ground, they may feel glued to the floor but they're not, who cares if the hoop falls (bending down to pick it up is a great workout for the legs) and TURN IN THE SAME DIRECTION YOUR HOOP IS SPINNING.
Once you have mastered that try walking forward and then backwards, adding more steps the more confident you become.
 Then you can try stepping side to side. Keep practicing, you might not be able to do it all first time but with a little practice you'll be walking around while hooping in no time!

Tip 4 - All You Need Is 10 Minutes A Day!

Yes, just 10 minutes a day is enough to notice a difference! Especially if you follow the tips I have given you. If you can do 10 minutes 3 times a day then you will be on your way to the amazing beach body we all dream of! You could do 10 minutes when you get up in the morning, 10 minutes before dinner and 10 minutes before bed, or do 30 minutes all at once. Either way by doing so you will be greatly improving your cadiovascular indurance, your muscle mass and shrinking your waistline.
Stay positive while learning how to hula hoop, it may be frustrating at first if you're struggling to keep the hoop spinning but you might find that your hula hoop is the wrong size for your body or the movement isn't quite right. Either way with some simple tweaks you CAN have success.
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