This is probably in the top 5 questions I get! I will answer your question, but I also have some opinions on the topic of weighted hula hoops. First let me just say that I believe the fitness industry has confused people on the issue of how to lose weight hula hooping. The market is now producing hoops that weigh as much as ten pounds to meet the growing demand as “weighted exercise hoops” become more popular than ever.
These extra heavy hoops will not help you lose weight hula hooping anymore than a standard adult hoop like the ones we make here, but they will leave your abdomen bruised and sore, and they can cause damage to your internal organs! Simply put, excessively heavy hula hoops are not safe, and the industry has done a great disservice to the public by producing and hyping up these kinds of hoops.
The truth is, the repetitive movement of hooping will tone your abdominal muscles without the need for excessive weight.
We do make weighted exercise hula hoops here at Ruby Hooping to help you meet your fitness goals. They weigh approximately 1.5-2 pounds depending on size, which is perfect to lose weight hula hooping. When you see us refer to a weighted exercise hoop , we are talking about 2 pounds, not 10 freakin’ pounds (just crazy).
Recommended Hoop Size to Lose Weight Hula Hooping
By size, I mean diameter (the distance across the center of your hoop). You are going to want a hoop that is big enough that you are able to keep it rotating around your waist for the maximum amount of time possible, while burning the maximum amount of calories.
I would describe the comparison of a smaller hoop to a larger hoop by equating it to the difference between running and walking. Both are highly effective methods of exercise and it will come down to your personal choice on what kind of hula hoop experience you want.
Generally speaking, here are some guidelines:
Women’s Clothing Size (USA) / Diameter
We also make Big Mama hoops that go up to 55″!
I hope this article has shed some light on weighted hula hoops and how to choose the best one for you to lose weight hula hooping. I think it’s a really great choice for exercise, as it has aided me in losing over 100 pounds! Remember, the best workout for you is the one you’ll actually do! And everyone loves to hula hoop 🙂