How do I learn hula hoop?

Learning to hoop is not as difficult as you might think. It just takes a little more than a quick trial and error. Many people have already had a hula hoop at home and it didn't work right away and then they ask themselves "What's the best way to learn hula hooping"?

Choosing the agony of choice of Hula HoopHula mit Massagenoppen
No, it does matter which hoop you use. There are some differences that can be more or less helpful for beginners. Learning to hula hoop therefore starts with buying the right hula hoop. First you have to consider what goal you want to pursue with hooping. If you want to lose weight, build muscles and tone the skin, hula hoops with massage nubs are optimal. Hoops without massage nubs are suitable if you want to start slowly or are very sensitive to pain. 
To choose the right Hoopomania Dance Hoop, proceed as follows.

  1.  First measure the length from the floor to the belly button, the number of cm corresponds approximately to the diameter you should choose. The larger the diameter, the easier it is, as you have longer to perform the movement. So if you are between 2 sizes, you should choose the larger diameter.
  2.  If you want to learn hooping, you should also choose a slightly heavier hoop first, then it will be easier to do the circles.
  3.  Do not go to the nearest toy shop to buy a simple hula hoop. The ones available there are far too light and too small in diameter for adults who want to learn to hula hoop. These are not sports equipment, these are toys.

If you want a Hoopomania hula hoop with massage nubs, our table will help you choose the right hoop:

Hoopomania NameTarget groupBody weightMassage factor
Hoopomania Light Hoop 1.2kgBeginnerup to 65 kgmild
Hoopomania Weight Hoop 1.5kgBeginnerfrom 65 kgmild
Hoopomania Booster Hoop 0.85kg - 2.45kgAllAllmild
Hoopomania Might Hoop 2kgAllfrom 85 kgmild
Hoopomania Slim Hoop 0.72kgAllup to 55 kgmild
Hoopomania Body Hoop 0.95kgAll56 - 65 kgmild
Hoopomania Large Hoop 1.8kgAllfrom 65 kgMild-intensive
Hoopomania Anion Hoop 2.1kgAllfrom 70 kgMild-intensive
Hoopomania Magnetic Hoop 1.2kgAll60 - 70 kgintensive
Hoopomania Vital Hoop 2.6kgAdvancedfrom 70 kgMild-intensive
Hoopomania Action Hoop 1.6kgAdvancedfrom 65 kgintensive
Hoopomania Titan Hoop 3.1kgAdvancedfrom 70 kgintensive

So you can learn hooping - it's easy!
Once you have found the right hoop, all you need is enough space for your new favourite sport. Since you are sure to start sweating easily at the beginning, you should also wear comfortable clothing. It should be close to the body so that the hula hoop is not distracted by folds.

Learn Hula Hoop begins with the right starting position

  • First, stand normally and place one foot forward. For right-handers, the comfortable foot is usually the right, for left-handers the left. A secure stance is half the battle.
  • Then next get into the Hoopomania Hula Hoop and hold it at waist level. It should rest against your back. Now the axis is very important. Learning to hoop can only succeed if the hoop is held really parallel to the floor. Is everything correct? Then continue.
  • To warm up, it is best to start by slightly circling the hips to the left and right. This will get you going a bit and learning to hula hoop will be even easier.
  • Now the dry exercise is over. Now give the hoop some swing with both hands and move the hips further to the left and right or right to left. In the best case, the hoop now already moves in a circular motion around the belly, to the back and forward again.

There is still no master fell from the sky!
If you don't get it right away, don't worry. We also have a detailed exercise guide for learning the correct technique. Learning to hula hoop rarely works on the first try. It is important not to forget to have fun and to move your hips and belly consciously. You should also be careful never to make circular movements. The circular movement of the hoop can only come about when the hips are moved back and forth or to the left and right or right to left. If learning to hoop does not work yet, it may be due to the wrong direction. Next time, give the hoop some momentum in the other direction. Everyone has their preferred side. The way it feels best is more likely to lead to success. Once you have mastered one side, you can start practising the other. After the initial suggestions for learning how to houlder, we move on to the necessary training methods so that soon you will be houldering on your body as easily as, for example, riding a bike or skating feels. Enough room to move while listening to your favourite music can also be supportive. Then learning to hula hoop will be even more fun and enjoyable.

Hula Hoop exercises for advanced
Those who are already advanced in learning the hula hoop can specialise their hooping. You can vary the speed by changing the tempo of the hip and abdominal movements. In between, you can turn yourself in the direction of the hula hoop or alternately put one leg forward and back again. This increases the intensity and makes you sweat faster. If you already feel very confident, you can also try your first hooping tricks for beginners.

Hula Hoop exercise plan / training plan
In order to achieve your sporting goals through hula hooping, it is particularly important that you train regularly. Whether you want to lose weight, build muscle or relieve back pain with hula hoops, you should keep at it. A training plan can help you to develop a sports routine and steadily improve.

The hula hoop exercise plan is suitable for all hula hoop beginners. Even if the Hula Hoop often falls to the floor at the beginning, this is completely normal and no reason to give up - all beginnings are difficult. If you practise daily, you will soon be able to swing the hoop around your hips without any problems, because anyone can learn it! At the end of the hula hoop training plan you will have reached a training duration of 30 minutes. For the best possible results, 30 minutes of daily training is a good guideline. In order to increase the level of difficulty and increase the calorie consumption even further, small increases are added to the hula hoop exercise plan from day 10 - these work as follows:

POWER = after every minute, 10 seconds of full power at hooping speed
SQUAT = after every minute, go into a slight squat position for 10 seconds and continue hooping like this
STEP = while hooping, take alternating steps forwards to the left and right and then back again

If you still haven't got the basic technique down after day 10 - no problem! The increases can then simply be omitted and only the training duration is increased. To train the muscles evenly, it is important to always pull in both directions. One side always works a little better at first, but after a while you will be able to pull in the more difficult direction without any problems.

DayHoop around to the leftHoop around to the rightIncreaseDone
 13 minutes3 minutes-
 23 minutes3 minutes-
 34 minutes4 minutes-
 44 minutes4 minutes-
 54 minutes4 minutes-
 65 minutes5 minutes-
 75 minutes5 minutes-
 86 minutes6 minutes-
 96 minutes6 minutes-
 107 minutes7 minutesPOWER
 117 minutes7 minutesPOWER
 127 minutes7 minutesPOWER
 137 minutes7 minutesPOWER
 148 minutes8 minutesPOWER
 158 minutes8 minutesPOWER
 168 minutes8 minutesPOWER
 179 minutes9 minutesPOWER
 189 minutes9 minutesPOWER
 1910 minutes10 minutesPOWER
 2010 minutes10 minutesSQUAT
 2111 minutes11 minutesSQUAT
 2212 minutes12 minutesSQUAT
 2312 minutes12 minutesSQUAT
 2413 minutes13 minutesSQUAT
 2513 minutes13 minutesSTEP
 2613 minutes13 minutesSTEP
 2714 minutes14 minutesSTEP
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 2914 minutes14 minutesSTEP
 3015 minutes15 minutesSTEP

Download Hula Hoop exercise plan as a PDF file -> click

The parallel position or the step position can be used when hooping. Even if you are able to hoop for longer at a time than specified in the plan at the beginning, you should not exceed the times, especially when hooping with massage hoops as a beginner. The connective tissue is not used to this type of massage and this can lead to unsightly bruising. However, this can be avoided by slowly increasing the training duration. If you are particularly sensitive to pain, the Hoopomania abdominal belt can make the initial phase easier. It acts like a cushion and the massage is even gentler.

Routines are the key to success
Without having to think about it, we brush our teeth every day, drink our coffee in the morning, for example, or check our emails first thing at work. These are all things that become routine after a while and that we don't even think about because we repeat them every day. If you now set yourself the goal of exercising regularly, it is important that this also becomes a routine and is not neglected again after a short time. According to a study, things should be repeated for 66 days until a certain automatism develops. With the 30-day hula hoop training plan, almost half of the workout is already done before it becomes a habit. If you stick with it, your goal of regular exercise will come closer and your body will thank you for it in any case.

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