Weighted Hula Hoop Tones 4 Different Muscles in your BodyPosted at September 20, 2015 by Brenazon on category Abs, Aerobic, Arms and Shoulders, Cardio, Exercise Equipment, Featured, Fitness Workouts, Legs & Butt, Women
Weighted Hula Hoop Tones 4 different muscles in your body and there are many benefits to working out with a Weighted Hula Hoop. Many of you may not have even considered using a Weighted hula hoop. It is a great inexpensive piece of fitness equipment that is very effective and is designed to tone muscles in a few different areas of your body, including abdominal, legs, back and arms. According to Fitness magazine, using a Weighted Hula Hoop will also help to improve balance and flexibility in the pelvic area. According to WebMD using a Hula Hoop can burn 210 calories in only thirty minutes. You can increase this workout up to an hour and burn double the calories once you are comfortable performing this workout. You can also put your favorite music on or watch your favorite TV show while performing these exercises.
You may be asking yourself “why can’t I just use a regular Hula Hoop, why do I need a weighted one?” My answer to that is simple. When you use a Weighted Hula Hoop, you have to keep your muscles tight so that the hoop will stay up and rotate around your hips. Adding a Weighted Hula Hoop will keep those muscles working a lot harder than your typical regular Hula Hoop we had as a child growing up and believe it or not using a Weighted Hula Hoop is a lot easier to keep up and rotate around your hips. Adding weights to just about any exercise program is a great way to maximize any workout program.
How do I get the most benefit Using A Weighted Hula Hoop?
•Warm up with performing a cardio exercise. A few simple ones that we all should know would be to simply jog in place or do your basic jumping jack or mountain climber exercise for five minutes.
•Grab your Weighted Hula Hoop, step inside holding with both hands, lift the hoop up and press the hula hoop against your back.
•Start by placing your right foot slightly forward, bending both your knees.
•Spin the Weighted Hula Hoop in a quick motion around your belly button area. Does not matter which direction you go. It is easier for me to spin the Weighted Hula Hoop to my left side, however, for you it may be easier to start the other direction. For even more of a challenge once you become comfortable rotating your hoop in one direction, try going the other direction.
•At this point you will need to begin rocking your hips in a back and forth motion, being sure it rotates around your body.
•To increase the intensity of using a Weighted Hula Hoop, you will need to increase the speed of rotation around your hips and perform for one minute without stopping.
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•You can move on to performing squats, which will work on your leg muscles. As you continue rotating the Weighted Hula Hoop around your hips, bending your knees and lowering your butt as far down as you can continuing to keep weighted Hula Hoop rotating around your hips. Repeat squats until you complete 12 reps.
•The last exercise will help tone the arms. You simply step out of the Weighted Hula Hoop. Place your right arm through your hoop and rotate it around your arm in a circular motion exactly the way you rotated around your hips. Continue performing this exercise for one minutes alternating arms.
•I suggest repeating this sequence in order to achieve the best results for thirty minutes.
•At the end of working out with any exercise program. You must cool down for five minutes to get your heart rate down. The best exercise for a cool down is simply walking. If you do not have an area where you can walk around, you can just walk in place for five minutes.
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