(Closed) Hula hoop for abs?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

A friend of mine got really into hula hooping, and she’s in gorgeous shape now. I think she also started running at the same time, so I’m not sure how much of the stength/toning she gained came from hula hooping vs. running, but I know she enjoyed the hula hooping!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Not sure about the hula hoop but the big exercise ball (the one you sit on ) works the best! I hate doing regular crunches on the floor, using the ball really works and I am sore the next day.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I HOOP!!!!! I love it and it is a great workout for you. You can feel the ‘ab’ workout part of it after you go for a run and then jump into your hoop. Proof that it does work the abs. The type of hoop you’d want would be heavier for ab benefits.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2002

my Fiance and i became obsessed with the hula hoop on our wii – i didnt stick to it but we both felt a workout after playing!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My sister swears by hula hoop dancing as a workout and she’s pretty athletic.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have a weighted hula hoop that my mom gave me. It’s a work out but for me its not something I can do all the time. It kinda hurts if you’re not used to it! And not a “feel the burn” hurt but more of a “the heavy hoop keeps hitting my sides” way.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@cora_123:  I tried a weighted one and I felt the same way–it hurt my sides!

I have had regular hula hoops for years and its a great cardio workout–you will work up a sweat!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@cora_123:  The weighted ones will hurt more. The one I have is from Hoopnotica (they sell gently used hoops). You can find them on etsy or http://www.hoopcity.ca in the classifieds- which also has tons of advertisers for hoops. Troohoops also has ‘sale’ hoops.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

This is an interesting idea.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

I’ve heard of this, and I think it makes sense. I’m just not sure how long I could hula before boredom set in.

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