We often get asked, "is 1kg enough for a weighted hula hoop?" well, If you looking to improve your overall muscle strength then a weighted hula hoop is the perfect tool for you! But be warned if you are just starting on your fitness journey you want to put all your attention on form. The heavier the hula hoop the easier it is to spin due to momentum, however, this extra weight can make it difficult to maintain the correct form.
Remember: some bruising can occur when using a weighted hula hoop, this is totally normal but if you do experience any internal organ pain during or after hula hooping it's important to consult with your doctor.
For any beginner or first-timer to weighted hula hooping we recommend starting with a lightweight hoop for 15 - 20 minutes a day. Another option to make hula hooping easier if you just starting out is to use a larger diameter hoop. This will allow your core to be activated with fewer spins, keeping your body in a more stabilised, slower motion. As with any new exercisers, it's best to start light and build your way up! Starting hula hooping with a weight 1kg or less for a few minutes a day. After each week build upon the time, working towards longer reps with an eventual rise in weight once comfortable.
Weighted hula hoop benefits include:
- Strengthen your core
- Improve hip and spine flexibility
- Improve cardiovascular health
- Improve posture and balance
- Strengthen your lower body muscles
A weighted hula hoop from Hourglass Waist is the perfect hula hoop for beginners who are new to the exercise. Designed with a smooth and wavy style, this weighted hula hoop has increased grip and core stimulating technology! The smooth design with inner padding helps to provide a more comfortable hula hooping experience, meaning you can work out for longer.