Fashion for exercise comes and goes. One of the most underestimated, forgotten because of the changed fashion, but useful is the exercise with a circling hoop around the waist (hula-hoop).
The past hula-hoopa
Although the exact origin of the hoop is unknown, children and adults around the world play with hoops throughout the well-known scholarly history. The diameter of the hoops for children on the average is about 71 centimeters, and those for adults have about 1.02 meters. Regular stuff for hoops comprise willow, rattan, hard grass & grape vines. Although the device has existed for thousands of years, it is often misunderstood as invented in the 1950s. The name “hula-hoop” hoop received in the beginning of the XIX century. “Hoop” in English – this is the hoop. And the term “hula” was added to the name because of the experience of some British soldiers who traveled to the Hawaiian Islands.
Forgotten and useful fun
Exercises with a hoop have a number of advantages. They are very effective for weight loss, improving flexibility and coordination of movements, forming a beautiful thin waist and a flat stomach. Another advantage of hula-hoop – these exercises can be practiced anywhere, because they require very little space. You do not even have to move around. You can just stand still, wiggling your hips. What is most remarkable is that it’s so fun and easy that it will be much easier for you to motivate yourself than with most other exercises.
When you podnotoreete in the twist of the hoop and do it masterfully, you can even improve your exercises. For example, learn how to twist two hoops at once, or work with heavier ones. There are no boundaries for perfection. Of course, there was a time when exercises with a hoop were megapolar. If you look at the old videos of the 60’s, then for sure you will find that all then used hoops. You could see them in dance clubs, gyms, and even at home.
How to use the hoop
A hoop can be a good addition to your exercise program, especially if you are able to twist the hoop for at least 10 minutes at a time. You can use the hoop as part of a general fitness program to add variety to your workouts, or simply as an interesting way to make them more active. Keep in mind that for most healthy adults, it is recommended to receive at least 150 minutes per week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes per week of vigorous aerobic activity.
How to choose a hoop
- Use a hoop that has the size that suits you. The hoop should reach the line somewhere between your waist and chest, if it is placed vertically on the ground.
- The weight of the hoop depends on you. Metal hoops are bigger and heavier than plastic hoops. The smaller and lighter the hoop, the more energy it takes to hold it. But the bigger and heavier the hoop, the easier it will be to twist it, that is, you may be able to do this for a longer period of time.
You might want to try out various hoops to identify what kind & size can best suit you. Consult with your doctor prior to using any type of hoop in case you have medical issues, especially back issues.