Hula hooping- does it work?

kat180kat180 Registered Users Posts: 6,280 Curl Novice
Thinking of getting a hula hoop because I have heard they can help you loose weight on your waist- and my stomach is making me very self conscious to the extend I dont want to go out. :(

Is it worth it? Do I need to get a special 'weighted' one (expensive and difficult to get hold of) or any normal cheap hula hoop?

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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Registered Users Posts: 7,578 Curl Neophyte
    i bought one and NEVER use it. i loved the idea of it but i just don't use it. i have a weighted one, not too big. i personally don't think the cheapy, kiddie ones would do a thing. i do on the other hand do pilates regularly and some belly dancing and that really works but if you want a hula hoop and think you'll use it buy one. it's harder than it looks. there are some good youtube videos of hooping. also i think there's a couple of threads around here about hooping/hula hoops if you do a search.
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  • CurlywavesCurlywaves MaineRegistered Users Posts: 104
    I haven't tried them, but a couple of my friends swear by weighted hula hoops. I've been thinking of buying one but I haven't made up my mind yet.

    A word of caution if you do decide to try the weighted ones: start slow!! It's recommended that you start with just a minute or two and build up from there over a few weeks. One of my friends ignored that advice and started out at 20 minutes. Her torso & hips were one big, ugly bruise and she could barely move for almost 2 weeks afterward.
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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Registered Users Posts: 7,578 Curl Neophyte
    Curlywaves wrote: »
    I haven't tried them, but a couple of my friends swear by weighted hula hoops. I've been thinking of buying one but I haven't made up my mind yet.

    A word of caution if you do decide to try the weighted ones: start slow!! It's recommended that you start with just a minute or two and build up from there over a few weeks. One of my friends ignored that advice and started out at 20 minutes. Her torso & hips were one big, ugly bruise and she could barely move for almost 2 weeks afterward.

    wow...

    do you friends use theirs indoors or outdoors?
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Registered Users Posts: 31,259 Curl Connoisseur
    luvmylocs wrote: »
    i bought one and NEVER use it. i loved the idea of it but i just don't use it. i have a weighted one, not too big.


    This is me. I also love the idea of hooping for tummy toning, but what they don't tell you is: hooping HURTS! I tried and tried, but couldn't get to a point where it didn't hurt. My hoop now lives in the shed and the kids play with it occasionally.
  • CurlywavesCurlywaves MaineRegistered Users Posts: 104
    luvmylocs wrote: »
    Curlywaves wrote: »
    I haven't tried them, but a couple of my friends swear by weighted hula hoops. I've been thinking of buying one but I haven't made up my mind yet.

    A word of caution if you do decide to try the weighted ones: start slow!! It's recommended that you start with just a minute or two and build up from there over a few weeks. One of my friends ignored that advice and started out at 20 minutes. Her torso & hips were one big, ugly bruise and she could barely move for almost 2 weeks afterward.

    wow...

    do you friends use theirs indoors or outdoors?

    Indoors. One of them does it in her living room while watching TV. The other one converted her basement into a gym, and uses her hoop down there.
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  • terriksterriks Registered Users Posts: 1
    Hula hooping definitely works! I lost an inch off my waist the first month that I hooped. You definitely need an "adult" hoop which is larger and weighs 2lbs or more. It is the only exercise that I have done that has done anything to reduce my waistline. I did get a small bruise at first, but it went away quickly and I haven't bruised since. It is a great exercise for your entire "core" and hips.
  • valencia8valencia8 Registered Users Posts: 15
    How do you know which weight you should get? I'm a little over 5'5" and weigh around 135, I don't want to lose weight just tone...this site http://www.sports-hoop.com/main_howtochoose.html said I should get a 4 Ib. hoop, but all the reviews I've read people have been usig like 2 Ibs...
  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Registered Users Posts: 7,578 Curl Neophyte
    valencia8 wrote: »
    How do you know which weight you should get? I'm a little over 5'5" and weigh around 135, I don't want to lose weight just tone...this site http://www.sports-hoop.com/main_howtochoose.html said I should get a 4 Ib. hoop, but all the reviews I've read people have been usig like 2 Ibs...

    this is the kind of hoop i bought. i don't remember why since i'm not experienced but i bought the 4lb power hoop. i never use it but i will tonight, lol!! it's a good quality product. easy to assemble. i did read that the heavier the hoop the higher the burn.

    i also have one of [url=http://www.target.com/Weighted-Bar-6-Lbs/dp/B000BGIZ82/sr=1-1/qid=1247675041/ref=sr_1_1/191-2598275-8760449?ie=UTF8&frombrowse=0&rh=k%3Aweighted%5Ffitness%5Fbar&page=1]these[/url] that i actually use.
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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Registered Users Posts: 7,578 Curl Neophyte
    oh my, i've been using my sports hoop. i FEEL it!!!!!!
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  • kat180kat180 Registered Users Posts: 6,280 Curl Novice
    Ha! I never got round to buying one! I will when get back to uni and have some money for it!

    Soluvmylocs- it def works then? I need to shift the tummy flab I have going on!!!
  • pulchri2dinouspulchri2dinous Registered Users Posts: 1,014
    I'm thinking of buying one too. Luvmyloc, how is it working?
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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Registered Users Posts: 7,578 Curl Neophyte
    lol, it works good when i do it ;-) which isn't often enough.

    haven't read it yet but there's an article in time mag about hula hoops "growing up" => article on adults hooping for exercise
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  • jamaica68jamaica68 Registered Users Posts: 85
    luvmylocs wrote: »
    lol, it works good when i do it ;-) which isn't often enough.

    haven't read it yet but there's an article in time mag about hula hoops "growing up" => article on adults hooping for exercise



    I read this article yesterday and it makes me want to hula hoop.
  • pulchri2dinouspulchri2dinous Registered Users Posts: 1,014
    jamaica68 wrote: »
    luvmylocs wrote: »
    lol, it works good when i do it ;-) which isn't often enough.

    haven't read it yet but there's an article in time mag about hula hoops "growing up" => article on adults hooping for exercise



    I read this article yesterday and it makes me want to hula hoop.

    Me too! Like kat, I had been curious about this product for some time now.... so I ordered one hahaha. We'll see what happens when I start using it.
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