Whether you need a break from your run routine or just want to inject your cardio workouts with a little more joy, a weighted hula hoop will deliver. “I love the child-like spirit that hula hoops bring,” says trainer Kehinde Anjorin, NCSF, CFSC, founder of The Power Method. “This is why hula hoops are so fun: They bring us back to our very core of wonder, curiosity, and play. Movement doesn’t always have to be specific to weights or running, we can simply tap into our childlike spirit and get our engines revving at the same time.”
All that fun also does your body some serious good. “Hula hooping involves total-body coordination, muscular endurance, and core stability,” Anjorin adds. “It doesn’t take much to get that heart rate up.” Compared to a regular hula hoop, she explains, a weighted hoop provides a better cardio workout and helps you build more endurance.
Moving in that circular motion also works your core dynamically, Anjorin notes. So, it engages more parts of your core than, say, an isometric plank hold. (Plus, hooping requires your full focus, so you’ll get a brain workout, too.)
Anjorin recommends adding hula hoop sessions to your strength workouts after you’re finished with heavy lifting. For example, you could do six rounds of hula hooping (twirl for one minute and rest for 30 seconds).
Now, when it comes to choosing your hoop, you might have some questions about what size and weight to select (totally understandable, BTW). “Size is tricky,” Anjorin says, adding that you might want to test out the hoops to see what works for you. If it falls down easily, it’s probably too wide. “If the hoop is too small,” she notes, “you really can’t create any movement with [it].”
As for weight, most of the weighted hula hoops out there fall somewhere between one and five pounds. “Only you can be the judge of how heavy or light you want to go,” Anjorin says. But no matter how much you want to challenge yourself, pause before adding that five-pounder to your cart. The trainer still suggests starting conservatively, as the heavier hoops will be more challenging for your core and require more endurance. And remember, if you start to feel an ache in your lower back (or really any pain or discomfort in general), that’s a sign to scale down, Anjorin adds.
Now, you’re ready to start hula hooping. Check out our top-rated weighted hula hoops, and get ready to smile while you sweat.
Diameter: Around 90 cm
Specifications: Removable in 6 parts
Material: Stainless Steel + High Elastic Thickened Foam, very resistant to cracking
Installation steps of steel pipe hoop
The first section installation method:
①. Laminate the two nozzles up and down.
②. One section is fixed, turn the other section and slightly push to the middle.
③. Keep rotating, when the bayonet of section 2 is fully aligned, the tube will automatically be inserted into the part.
④. Press the convex point of the tube and continue to insert it, and the 2 sections are closed with a click.
⑤. Pull the next 2 pipes to check whether the installation is firm, and continue to install the next section according to this method.
Installation method in the last section:
Put the sports hoops upright on the ground, with the unmerged 2 sections at the top, grasp the 2 sections and press them down gently. When the nozzles of the 2 sections are aligned, you can insert them.
1. The high-quality stainless steel inner pipe is not easy to bend and break and is stronger and more durable than ordinary inner core pipes.
2. High elastic thick foam, thick stainless steel tube, concave-convex massage floating-point, efficient exercise, can massage the waist hundreds of times in one minute, deeply stimulate the muscles, massage the waist points
3. Thickened double-layer foam, cushioning, and waist protection, improving comfort, without hurting the waist and abdomen
4. Hidden detachable button, Freedom is aggravating accelerate fat burn add sand /rice /steel balls to your fitness hoop based on your weight and exercise
5. Fashion colors and beautiful appearance
6 Section * Removable Sport Hoops
Good product! Recommend!
same as picture
Excellent product! Exact to description. Tough. Nice colors! He arrived in Chile in 2 weeks.
Perfect! Thank you very much to the store and buying recommendations
As in the description. Pretty heavy. You need to twist it. I did not communicate with the store.