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Hula Hoop Exercises: Dance, Lose Weight, Stay Fit!

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What do Michelle Obama, Zooey Deschanel and Beyoncé have in common (besides being awesome ladies)? They are all hot for hula hoop exercises, the new rage in building abs, lose weight, firm your body, dance and channel your inner child. In our times, hula hoops for adults do exists and many are built to offer good home fitness training besides tons of fun. Today we will discuss some hula hoop exercises and their benefits for your body and spirit.

The Classic Basic Hula Hoop Routine Blasts Your Belly Fat

Start slowly to get progressively accustomed to this relaxing and joyful type of home or backyard workout. First, pick one high quality foam padded core-weighted hula hoop for adults and remember how it was to be 10 years old.

In order to begin with the right foot, look for a hula hoop that is at least 40 inches in diameter and weighs 1-2 pounds if you are new to this type of workout and around 3 pounds if you hooped before.

As a supplementary purchasing tip, try to get a hula hoop which has detachable components so you can store it fast and easy when you don’t use it or to carry it around more comfortable if you want to proceed with your routine in the park or on the beach.

Begin your hula hoop exercises with the basic routines and keep up the pace for at least 30 minutes, three times a week. Basic hula hoop exercises can help you burn 150 to 250 calories per workout and lose 3 to 6 inches all over your upper body – belly, hips, back, thighs… everything.

If you are new to this and don’t know how to begin, let’s go quickly through the steps:

  • Hold the hula hoop at your waist level
  • Keep your feet apart in an angle a bit wider than your shoulder width
  • Push your hoop off a hip to impose the rotation
  • As it starts rotating, move your hips in a swaying, side-to-side motion to keep it spinning
  • Don’t get discouraged if you lose the momentum – pick up the hoop and try again, practice only makes perfect.

If it hurts take a break and try again. You should start with 10 minute workouts and work your way through a half an hour or even a full hour after you got used to the routine. Keep in mind that waist hooping burns around 400 to 600 calories per hour. It may not seem much at first, but you will see the results soon enough.

Also Try Hula Hoops Exercises with Pliés

The more experienced hoop users can also try making some plies while they are waist hooping to further tone their inner thighs, elevate their heart rate and push the body to burn even more calories. Of course, the hoop can slip if you don’t master the two types of exercises, but consider this an exercise which enhances your body coordination, sense of balance, body flexibility and so on.

Hula hoop exercises become even greater when paired with good music and a clear warm day outside in the park. Don’t fear you might be treated like a child, as soon everybody will treat you like a superstar!

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