If you’re getting bored with your usual workout, have some fun with this quick hula hoop routine. All you need is a hula hoop, and you can do the whole workout in about 10 minutes. If you’ve never hula hooped before, don’t expect to get it right on your first try. Using a hula hoop comes with a bit of a learning curve, so it might take a couple rounds before you really get into a groove.
1. Step One – Side to Side
Spend the first two minutes with a simple side-to-side move.
- To do this move, hold the hoop at your waist, and your feet a little wider than shoulder width apart.
- Push the hoop from your hip to get it started, then spin your hips in a side-to-side motion to keep it going.
- If you can’t make it a full two minutes, try to do one minute before resting for a moment and starting again.
2. Step Two – Front and Back
- Start with one foot about two feet in front of the other.
- Hold the hoop at waist level and push it off your hips to get it started.
- Rock your hips forward and back, keeping your knees loose, to keep the hoop going.
- Try to continue this motion for two minutes, or two sets of one minute.
3. Step Three – Orbit
This step will give your hips a bit of a break, so you can focus on your arms.
- Stand with your feet together, and one hand straight out in front of you, holding the hula hoop.
- Start spinning the hoop around your hand vertically, moving your hand up and down to keep it going.
- Once it’s in motion, slowly lift your hand up above your head, and keep the hoop rotating for one minute.
- Rest, then repeat with the other hand.
- When you’re done, repeat once more for each hand.
4. Step Four – The Bump
For the final two minutes, you’ll switch back to an exercise that uses your hips and legs.
- Stand with your legs squeezed together and your knees slightly bent, with the hula hoop at your waist.
- Lean forward and push the hoop off so it starts to rotate.
- Lift your body up and down to keep the momentum of the hoop going, keeping the weight on your toes.
- Keep the hoop going for a minute, then rest, and repeat.
Hula Hoop Workout
Hula hooping can be challenging, but don’t give up if you don’t have immediate success.Once you find your rhythm, you should be able to keep that hoop going no problem. If you need a little help, try watching some instructional videos.