Weighted Hula Hooping?

  • kevmoran

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    Apr 22, 2015 4:18 PM GMT
    I have a coworker that swears by weighted hula hoops (2-5 lbs) to work her core/abs and obliques. She has the most killer obliques I've ever seen on a woman, but I've never heard of this before her.

    I can't find much info online, and the trusty bodybuilding.com and this site have no threads discussing it.

    So issue #1: Is this actually a good workout or just a silly myth?
    Issue #2: All the ones I've found online are $40-$60 and I just can't rationalize why it wouldn't be like... $2.50, do you think I could make one myself with a dollar store hula hoop?
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    Apr 22, 2015 5:48 PM GMT
    It makes sense that it would work to strengthen your core.
    If I was you I'd experiment with a couple dollar store hula hoops and see if you can add some weight.
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    Apr 22, 2015 6:46 PM GMT
    Well for me I'd hope it makes them small and tight; I can't stand large obliques on a man.

    E.g., the first one (Todd Sanfield) I don't like, but the second one I do:

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  • madsexy

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    Apr 23, 2015 12:29 AM GMT
    kevmoran saidI have a coworker that swears by weighted hula hoops (2-5 lbs) to work her core/abs and obliques. She has the most killer obliques I've ever seen on a woman, but I've never heard of this before her.

    I can't find much info online, and the trusty bodybuilding.com and this site have no threads discussing it.

    So issue #1: Is this actually a good workout or just a silly myth?
    Issue #2: All the ones I've found online are $40-$60 and I just can't rationalize why it wouldn't be like... $2.50, do you think I could make one myself with a dollar store hula hoop?

    My mom and her best friend got into this and also belly dancing to tone up their already good middle sections when I was a teen ager. A few months later we were on vacation at a beach and a photography advertising person saw her and gave her the job as a print model for some French jeans! YES it works for women - does it work for men? I don't know. icon_eek.gif
  • madsexy

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    Apr 23, 2015 12:30 AM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidWell for me I'd hope it makes them small and tight; I can't stand large obliques on a man.

    E.g., the first one (Todd Sanfield) I don't like, but the second one I do:

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    Does 'I don't like' mean you would kick him out of your bed? icon_eek.gif
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    Apr 23, 2015 12:35 AM GMT
    madsexy saidDoes 'I don't like' mean you would kick him out of your bed? icon_eek.gif

    Well, we can't be too fussy.
  • jo2hotbod

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    Apr 23, 2015 2:28 AM GMT
    madsexy said
    Lumpyoatmeal saidWell for me I'd hope it makes them small and tight; I can't stand large obliques on a man.

    E.g., the first one (Todd Sanfield) I don't like, but the second one I do:

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    Does 'I don't like' mean you would kick him out of your bed? icon_eek.gif


    Fussy or fucky, damn I'd hula both with my hoop
  • kevmoran

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    Apr 23, 2015 2:58 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidHere's one on amazon.com for $25.99.

    Just put out the money for a one time expense. If it helps you achieve a goal that you want, isn't $26 worth it?

    That's not even half, or in some cases, a third of the price for one personal training session.

    This one is 4.4lb. It might be too heavy to start with. Not sure.

    http://www.amazon.com/Milliard-Weighted-Hu--Ring-Lbs/dp/B00FX3TKE6/ref=sr_1_12?s=sports-and-fitness&ie=UTF8&qid=1429755487&sr=1-12&keywords=weighted+hula+hoop

    Thank you for finding that!

    But unfortunately I'm an ultra-poor college student and even $25 would be like 1/3 of my savings icon_redface.gif

    But my birthday's coming up, so I may keep that in mind. My coworker uses a 2lb model and says it's a little light, so maybe 4.4 is just right.
  • vindog

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    Apr 23, 2015 5:17 AM GMT

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    Apr 23, 2015 7:04 AM GMT
    This reminds me of a question I've had, not that it's a problem that I have, that's for sure.

    If you've worked out such that you've made a muscle too large, let's say the obliques, can you do any type of exercise to reduce that muscle size?