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Best Hula Hoops Exercises for Beginners

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Kids or adults, everyone loves the hula hoop. It’s a fun pastime to some and to others very addictive. But an addiction that’s healthy.  It is an enjoyable way to lose weight and get your core muscles stronger.

The Things You Need to Get Started Are:

•  A hula hoop: Make sure it’s a beginner’s hoop. Children have a lighter hoop.
•  Some peppy fast music with beats.
•  Some clear space to hoop: Open places are the best. The hoops are heavy and can knock down things indoors.

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Benefits of Hula Hooping:

•  Lifts your mood: It is fun and will push up your endorphins as well as adrenaline.
•  Increases flexibility: Your spine will get a good workout with all the twisting and turning.
•  Improves blood circulation: The entire body moves in a continuous rhythm
•  Reduces stress: It helps those with high blood pressure and drops the stress levels thoroughly.
•  Tones body: While balancing the hoops you constantly tense and release your muscles. This helps shape them properly.

Best Hula Hoops Exercises for Beginners.

Different moves can be made into different routines, which done properly will give you a sculpted muscle toned body. Here are 9 best hula hoops exercises technique for you.

The Basic Hula Routine:

This is the easiest and beginner-friendly way to swing the hoops. The beginners will get a natural direction and every one gets a different swing.

  • Hold it up your back at waist level height.
  • Bring one foot right in front of the other and spin.
  • Move back and forth on both legs, to balance it well.

This has two variations that together make this routine.

STEP 1: Waist Hooping Forward:

This can burn up to 600 calories if done on a regular basis everyday. It involves rotating the hoops front and back.

STEP 2: Waist Hooping Sideways:

This is similarly done side ways from left to right. Together this basic routine will help you make an hour glass figure.

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The Warm-up Hula Routine:

The perfect warm up before you start any routine with hula hoops.

  • Hold it up your back at waist level height.
  • Spread your legs at your shoulder-width.
  • Move your back and arch.
  • Hold the pose for a few seconds and return to original position.
  • Similarly, move your arms with the hoops on either side holding it for a few seconds.

There were again two exercises that make this routine.

STEP 3: Back Stretch Hoop:

The arching back move gives stronger back muscles and increased flexibility to the spine.

STEP 4: Side Stretch Hoop:

The side pattern stretches the sides and works effectively on the most stubborn love handles.

STEP 5: Basic Passing:

This is simply passing the hoop all around you. But you are outside the hoop and not inside.

Advanced Hooping Exercises:

STEP 6: Side Hooping with Pliés:

Side Hooping with Plies

These will increase your heart rate and stamina along with toning inner thighs. It is an advanced sideways waist hooping with progressive squatting. Gradually squat up and down. Hoops may go off balance so practice more.

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STEP 7: Ninja Passes:

This tones the oblique muscles as you rotate the hoops. They are simply passing the hoops outwards from one side to another.

STEP 8: Halo:

Arms and shoulders get a thorough work out.

  • Start from the ankles by bending down and holding it outwards.
  • Move in circles with it to bring it above your head.
  • Now with that hand rotate it above on the arm like a halo above your head.

STEP 9: Lunges with Halo:

This is one step ahead the halo step, literally. It helps tone the bums and thigh muscles.

  • Reach the halo step first.
  • With the halo now lunge one leg forward at a time.

Let’s have some fun with the hoops this summer.

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