Exercise! - Hula hoops

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05-07-2005, 06:51 AM
I found a hula hoop in the cellar... And was wondering wether it's any good for exercise? I heard it was bad for your back?

I couldn't find any info on how may calories it burns either.

05-07-2005, 08:21 AM
I use these hoops at curves check them out


05-07-2005, 09:31 AM
I asked about hula hoops on Ladies Who Lift last April and Mrs Jim posted this:

there MUST be a Hula-Hoop website somewhere...lemme look...ai! here's one: http://www.hula-hoops.com/instructions.html

She's selling an instructional video, but there are instructions on her site.

I can only do the basic (and I'm still not much good at it but I'd like to be ...) I do it best with very little clothing on around the middle!

I haven't heard that about the back. If you take it steadily and build up, you'd probably be OK. Unless your back was dodgy to start with.

Good luck.

05-07-2005, 10:49 AM
Everything I've heard about hula hoops are they are supposed to be good exercise. I saw the one at Curves and so I went out and bought a cheap $2 hoop. I don't want the extra weighted ones right now with pregnancy. And I'm finding that it's hard to keep the plastic lightweight one up when the belly's so round. LOL

05-07-2005, 01:03 PM
Well after you have the baby try the weighted ones I could never keep up regular hoops but these stay up better. I LOVE MY HOOP I bought a 5 lb one.

06-14-2005, 02:44 PM
The hula-hoop targets the stomach, right?