Weighted Hula Hoops
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Our professional Powerhoop instructors take you through various weighted hula hooping and full body workouts. No matter what your fitness or ability level, there is something for everyone...
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What is a Weighted Hula Hoop?
A weighted hula hoop is so much more than a hula hoop with added weight in it. They are purpose built pieces of fitness equipment with many designs, weights and sizes. So it is important you do your research when choosing your ideal hoop. If you are looking for the best all round hoop on the market you won't need to look past the Powerhoop.
Do Weighted Hula Hoops work?
Yes, is the short answer! We have undertaken a study to prove that using a Powerhoop aka a weighted hula hoop loses inches from the waist whilst strengthening the core. Be warned however, there are many versions of weighted hula hoops out there that are made cheaply with false promises. That is why it pays to go with a fitness hoop that is proven to work! Our "do weighted hula hoops work" blog post explains more how effective using the hoop really is. If you need further proof, read our reviews from hula hoopers around the world who are delighted how effective the Powerhoop is.
How do you use a Weighted Hula Hoop?
Hold the hoop level with both hands, keeping the hoop pressed up against your lower back. Place your feet hip-distance apart and step forward with one foot, about 10 cm. Stand up straight and soften your knees slightly so your body feels stable, balanced and relaxed.
Still standing up straight and keeping the Powerhoop level, feed the hoop across the abdominal muscles in the same direction as your forward foot. Speed is important so give it a good push. Move your hips forward and back (not side-to-side) to keep the hoop spinning. Tighten your abs and "push" against the impact of the hoop with your tummy.
Stop your Powerhoop, switch the position of your feet, and hoop in the opposite direction. That may seem difficult at first, but for balanced training it's very important to use your hoop for equal time in both directions. Hooping builds abdominal muscle quickly; if you don't hoop both ways you might actually notice that you have become firmer and slimmer on one side of your body! If you want further help checkout our "How to hoop" video.
What Weighted Hula Hoop should I get?
When choosing which fitness hoop you want to buy, there are a few considerations to take into account. If you are a total beginner and a little behind on fitness our Powerhoop Slim would be the perfect starting point. However, our Powerhoop Deluxe is equally as good. Simply start without any weights in the hoop and gradually add them over time once you get used to hooping and your fitness levels improve. If you are a hooper already, starting with the Powerhoop Deluxe with one set of weights then adding the second set once you get used to the movement is suggested.
Weighted Hula Hoop Vs Basic hula hoop
A weighted hula hoop is a serious piece of fitness eqipment. As for a hula hoop, these are known as childrens toys which have no fitness benefits whatsoever. The Powerhoop or a weighted hula hoop strenthens the core, tones your muscles and helps lose weight too. Research looking into how effective weighted hula hooping is was conducted, to learn more take a peak at our blog.
How often should you Use a Weighted Hula Hoop?
As with any form of new exercise, you should take your time when starting out. Your body may not have had the sensation of hooping before so you may get some light bruising early on which will quickly go. It is important to know that over use is normally the reason for bruising however. Powerhoop suggest you use your hoop for no more than 3 minutes per day at the beginning. Then as your fitness and ability levels grow you can increase the time.
Who shouldn't use a Weighted Hula Hoop?
Anyone with pre existing medical conditions should check with their medical professional first before use.