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TheBadgersMadeMeDoIt Fri 12-May-17 21:14:58

Ok...a bit random...but I'm told Hula Hooping is a good way to tone the old love handles, so today on a whim I picked up DD's hula hoop and had a go. Pretty sure I could do it, after a fashion, when I was a kid but could not do it for the life of me today.

The only time I got any kind of momentum going it started to wobble crazily and then dropped like a stone. Landed on my bare foot and it hurt. Possibly it doesn't help that it's one of these Wave hoops with water inside. I thought that was supposed to help to balance it or something but in my case it just made it painful.

Any tips? Anyone tried these crazy Wave hoops? Do I need a lighter hoop? Bigger diameter? Smaller? Or to just accept that I'm too old for all this wiggling about and get back on the sofa?

dementedpixie Fri 12-May-17 21:49:22

You need a bigger weighted hoop. I use a powerhoop (branded hoop). My local sports centre has powerhoop classes too

Monkeyinshoes Fri 12-May-17 22:00:20

Definitely not lighter or smaller. The bigger and heavier the hoop, the more slowly it revolves and the easier it is.

With a small, light hoop you'd need to move like a ninja to keep it going.

OwlBeBack Fri 12-May-17 22:06:25

I've just started hooping. I got a large weighted hoop and it's ace!!! Took me a few goes to get the knack but it's a great workout.

Like pp's have said, don't go lighter or smaller.

OwlBeBack Fri 12-May-17 22:09:33

Another tip I picked up is to hoop half over something like a bed or settee so when it drops, it doesn't fall on your toes and you don't have to bend completely down to pick it up.

TheBadgersMadeMeDoIt Fri 12-May-17 22:28:52

Good tips. Thanks all!

Just managed to spin the Wave hoop for about a minute...around my neck! Cannot seem to get the rhythm right on my waist. Will get a big, weighted hoop and see how that goes.

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