3 Hula Hoop Exercises to Try Out

So, you have started considering hula hoops as part of a fitness option. You may have
felt that this was a silly option when you first heard about it. As you have looked into it,
you may have found that it can actually be very beneficial for your cardio, for your core,
for muscles, and more. What you may not have found out yet, is which hula hoop
exercises are available and which ones you should try out. Here are a few that you
should try out in your routine and see how they work for you.

1- Stretching Exercises

One of the ways that many people use hula hoops is as an accessory for stretching
. Stretching out your back muscles, for example, may seem easy. However,
you can step that up by using a hula hoop to stretch more muscles in your back. This is
due to the placement of your arms on the hula hoop. Your arms are stretched a bit more
than they normally would be. The hoop provides stability and the ability to stretch further
simply with placement. You can also use the hoop for side stretches and as a much
larger version of a Pilates ring.

2- Twist Passes

A twist pass with the hula hoop may look simple and like it doesn’t do anything for your
body. The truth is, it can become intense and even challenging. This exercise is done
by standing straight and holding the hoop on one side, either left or right. You must
keep the hoop parallel to the ground. While holding the hoop out parallel, you pass the
hoop from one hand to the other while doing a full twist like you would with twist
stretches. This works your arms, your core, and your abs. It can even work your legs
depending on the stance you take during the passes.

3- Lunge Hoops

If you have been doing body weight resistance workouts, then you have likely done a
lunge or two. You know that the lunge exercise can help work your abs, your leg
muscles, and help you with flexibility. You can step that up by using a hula hoop during
the workout. Take the hoop and spin it on your wrist and arm while you are doing the
lunges. Do this for at least 10 lunges then switch arms and do the lunges again. This
will help give you an almost full body workout by working arms, legs, abs, and core.

These are just a few of the options available to you. You can try them and see how they
work for you and what options will work into your fitness plans to meet your goals. You
will also be able to see which accessories may work out best for you as well.

See you soon,


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4 Comments Add yours

  1. bfavorable says:

    I ❤️ my hoop

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    1. I agree ! The hoop make the exercises more funny 😂🤣

      Liked by 1 person

    2. Anne-Vasthi Louissaint says:

      The hula hoop reminds me my childhood. I was so happy to have it while I was playing with my sister.

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      1. Yeah, great time 😅👍

        Liked by 1 person

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