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Fun but Effective Hula Hoop Workout for Killer Abs

Fun but Effective Hula Hoop Workout for Killer Abs

Hula Hoop Exercises to Stay Fit.

Hula hoops are popular among kids but did you know that it can help you get killer abs? Hula hoops are not just for kids but can be used by adults to get a great workout. It is the most simple equipment that when used effectively can help improve core strength and get great abs. If you want to know how a hula loop can help you and want some tips, then read on to know more.

Benefits of Hula Hoop Exercise

  • It helps to burn calories. It is an aerobic activity that gets your body moving. A 30-minute session using the hula hoop can help you lose 200 calories (if you are man, women can lose 165 calories).
  • Since it is an aerobic activity, it is a good cardio exercise. It helps to increase the heart rate and improves cardiovascular health. It also helps to improve lung health and reduces the risk of heart disease.
  • The use of the hula hoop requires you to activate the core muscles. This can help you target the abs so you can develop killer abs.
  • If you want to lose weight, then a hula hoop workout can be helpful. It helps you to lose weight around the belly.
  • Apart from the abs, it also helps the lower muscles to get a good workout.
  • Hula hoop workouts can help bring the family together so everyone works out together, has fun, and improves their health.
  • Above all, it is a simple way of exercising that offers many advantages. It is also convenient since you can do it at home without having to go to the gym.

Hula Hoop Exercises and Tips

The following are some of the best ways to use the hula hoop for an effective workout.

  1. The first thing is to decide the type of hula hoop. Start with the beginner hoop and you can then progress to a weighted hoop. If improved speed and mobility is your goal, opt for a polypro hoop. You then need to choose the right size of hoop. You should use a larger hoop so you get accustomed to using the hoop for workouts. Ideally, the diameter of the hoop must be between the height of the breastbone and waist.
  2. If you want a weighted hula loop, choose one that weighs 1 or 2 pounds. This is the best hula hoop to focus on your abs.
  3. You need to approach this in a phased way. Start with short workouts. Once you get adjusted, you can then carry out longer workouts. You need not do 30 minutes at a stretch, 3 stretches of 10 minutes would also be fine.
  4. Ensure your spine is straight and engage your core to be safe and get the best benefit.
  5. Place the hoop around your waist resting on the back, holding each side with your hands. Spin in counter-clock wise direction and move your waist in clockwise direction. Push the hips forward when it moves over the stomach and push back when it reaches your hips.
  6. Don’t wear tight clothes. The fabric should not obstruct the hoop when you work out.
  7. Don’t try this if you have back pain without first consulting your doctor. 

15 min Hula – Full Body Hoop workout by Sarah Liegmann

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