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Hula hoop – It’s not just for kids anymore

A lot can happen in 100 hours. In 100 hours, you could:

  • Fly between New York City and Bangkok 5 times.

  • Watch every Marvel movie ever made twice.

  • Hula hoop non-stop and beat Jenny Doan’s Guinness World Record for longest marathon hula-hooping session.

Or you could give yourself 20 minutes with a weighted hula hoop and burn 200+ calories! You'll still have time to make that flight to Thailand.

All you need is plenty of room around you, a playlist that makes you want to move your hips, and a weighted hula hoop from ShapeNation.

And if you do break Jenny’s record… we’d be happy to be your plus one at the award ceremony.

Is hula hooping a good way to exercise?

Have you tried hula hooping in a while? If you have, you know it's a great way to work up a sweat and get your heart rate up.

While even the lightweight toy ones are a workout waiting to happen. We're talking about weighted hula hoops. These bad boys are a legit cardiovascular training session.

The type of workout you get from a hula hoop is an aerobic one. Think of it like taking a Zumba class… you’re going to sweat.

8 health benefits of hula hooping

Because hula hooping is an aerobic exercise, it provides cardiovascular conditioning. Need 8 reasons to give one a spin?

  1. Improved cardiovascular conditioning

  2. Lower blood pressure

  3. Decreased risk of heart diseased

  4. Decreased resting heart rate

  5. Increased "good" cholesterol (HDL)

  6. Helps to control blood sugar

  7. Weight management and weight loss

  8. Improved breathing and lung function

Hula hooping, in addition to targeting your cardio, also engages your core – obliques, transverse abdominals, and more. And the constant movement needed to keep the ring up strengthens your quads and glutes.

Can hula hooping slim your waist?

This is a tricky one. Yes, exercising with a hula hoop can burn body fat and take inches off your waistline… but not because of the actual hoop.

You’ll see inches burn away and belly fat erased because you’re putting in the effort to exercise more. Combine weighted hula hooping with resistance training and a healthy diet, and you’ll see your waist and hips get slimmer in weeks.

Think of hula hooping as a supplemental activity to get your heart rate up. It's a fun way to get cardio in, but don’t use it as an excuse to skip other full-body movements like stretching, yoga, or HIIT workouts.

How long should you exercise with a hula hoop?

There’s no magic number when it comes to hula hooping for exercise. The American College of Sports Medicine sets 30 minutes a day as the basic requirement for all adults between 18-65. If you do something more intense (like aerobic exercise with a weighted hula hoop), the recommendation is 20 minutes per day, 3 days a week.

The key to getting a good workout with a hula hoop is to not get bored. Even with a killer playlist, you may find the monotony of a hula hoop boring. What happens when you’re bored? You quit.

To avoid that, use a weighted hula hoop as a part of your strength training routine – not the only exercise you do.

A full-body strength and conditioning program combined with cardiovascular or aerobic exercise, like interval training, and proper nutrition are the ultimate keys to a healthy lifestyle.

How to choose the right hula hoop

If it’s an exercise hoop you’re after, you can’t go rob the first playground you see. Those lightweight plastic hoops are toys for kids, not for exercise.

Find the right size hula hoop

  • Most adults should start with a hula hoop between 38” - 42” inches in diameter. The diameter is from one edge of the hoop to the opposite side.

  • When standing vertically on the ground, the hula hoop should reach about 3” above your navel.

For beginners: Start with a heavier hoop.

Wait, did we just say that? Yes. It seems like the opposite, but a lighter hoop requires more work for your hips to keep it going. A heavier hula hoop is easier to keep in the air for longer, making it great for anyone starting with hula hoop exercising.

A good beginner hoop is no heavier than 3.5 pounds and no bigger than 42”. Until you’ve built up the right technique and core strength, anything heavier than this might not be great for your lower back.

General hula hoop size guide

  • Under 5' – 36" hula hoop

  • Between 5’ and 5’4” – 38” hoop

  • Between 5’4” and 5’10” – 40” hula hoop

  • Over 5’10” – 42” hula hoop

Types of weighted hula hoops

Beginner hula hoops

If it’s your first time picking up a hula hoop since kindergarten, you need to go for a beginner hoop. (No matter how good you were at it when you were 8.)

Most beginner weighted hoops weigh about 1 pound and have different diameters according to your height.

Weighted hula hoops

These are the hula hoops to use if you want to burn fat and get a great cardio workout.

Some weighted hula hoops have a stainless steel body that weighs around 2+ pounds. For extra protection, the steel is covered with non-slip, soft foam. This gives high-density compression and shock absorption that keeps your muscles from straining.

For a more challenging workout, you can increase the weight by adding sand, beans, or steel balls.

Most weighted hula hoops come in sections, making them easy to take apart and transport to the park, the beach, or your office’s break room.

Adjustable weighted hula hoop

Now you’re in the big leagues. An adjustable weighted hula hoop comes in at about 3+ pounds and has extra weights that take it up to 5+ pounds.

Like most weighted hula hoops, adjustable hoops usually come in sections that break down quickly when the workout is over.

Packable travel hula hoops

Suns out, hoops out. Take advantage of the great outdoors by taking your workout with you.

Travel hula hoops have different segments that let you customize the diameter and weight. From 37-42 inches and from 1 to 5 pounds.

The best part about a travel hula hoop is that many come with a hoop strap, making them easy to carry along with your yoga mat.

Round and round and round – shop weighted hula hoops at ShapeNation

Whether you need a break from the treadmill or just want to spice up your cardio workouts with something actually fun, a weighted hula hoop is the answer. From travel hula hoops to rings for beginners, ShapeNation has what your cardio training has been missing.

That’s the beauty of exercise. It doesn’t always have to be specific to weights or running. You can get results while having fun at the same time. Mind-blowing, right?

Want to hear our favorite part about hula hoop workouts? The circular motion you’re making works your core dynamically. That means you’ll engage more parts of your core than you do when you hold a plank. Sorry, plank.

Since a hula hoop is only part of a great functional training routine, check out our collection of other equipment for a total full-body workout.

From kettlebells and yoga mats to foam rollers and resistance bands, ShapeNation is your one-stop for everything you need to build the best home gym.

Are you looking for more products to take your training to the next level? Our most popular categories are dumbbells, kettlebells, exercise mats, resistance bands, protein powder, workout clothes, headphones, massage guns, foam rollers, and exercise balls. Find all the best exercise equipment on ShapeNation

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