If you’re interested in how to lose weight hula hooping, the size and weight of your hoop are very important factors to consider.
How Heavy is Too Heavy?
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 for exercise hula hoops.
Many people mistakenly think the heavier your hoop is, the more weight you will lose, and the big box stores don’t care how wrong that is. They just want to make money off of what you think you need.
These excessively heavy hoops can be painful to use, and can cause bruising to your abdomen and hips, not to mention damage 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.
But, shouldn’t a heavier hoop create more resistance, thus a harder workout to lose weight hula hooping?
It’s true that a moderately weighted hula hoop, about two pounds, is helpful for working out with a hula hoop. You will definitely tone your muscle more than you would with a lightweight hoop.
But once you get above two pounds, the extra weight increases risk of injury and also shortens the length of time you will be able to work out with the hoop.
The repetitive movement of hooping with our two pound weighted hula hoop will tone your abdominal muscles and torch calories without the need for excessive weight.
Recommended Hoop Size to Lose Weight Hula Hooping
When we talk about hoop size, we are referring to the hoop’s 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.
A hoop with a smaller diameter will rotate faster, thus requiring a faster aerobic movement. A larger, heavier hoop will go a little slower, allowing you to hoop for a longer period of time.
It’s basically the difference between running a sprint versus a marathon. The marathon is preferable to lose weight hula hooping because you will keep your heart rate up longer, thus burning more calories and improving your overall metabolism.
We have been helping people pick out the right size weighted exercise hula hoop for over five years now. Generally speaking, here are some guidelines we have come up with:
We offer an upsizing option for our weighted exercise hoops if you want something between 44″ to 55″. We also make Big Mama budget-priced hoops that go up to 55″! These larger diameter hoops are suitable for hoopers with larger waist measurements as well as anyone who wants a rich and meditative hoop experience.
There is no such thing as a hoop that is too big.
You can read more in my article, What Size Hula Hoop Should I Get? Also, feel free to join our Facebook group where you can talk to many members of our community and get quick answers to more of your questions.
If you have a little extra cash, I would also recommend checking out Deanne Love’s 24/7 Online Hoop Courses, which will help you immediately start to lose weight hula hooping in the privacy of your own home, with her calorie-blasting hula hoop workouts.
You can read my full review of these courses here.