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How to Hula-Hoop

Watch more Outdoor Games videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Hula hoop by following the tips in this video. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Wear athletic clothes Wear form-fitting athletic clothing. Baggy or loose clothing may slow the hula hoop's rotation. Step 2: Get it going With one foot in front of you, place the hoop against your back at waist height, wind it back, and then push it firmly counter-clockwise. Tip Choose a hoop whose diameter reaches from the ground to between your waist and mid-chest. Larger hoops rotate more slowly and are easier for beginners. Step 3: Push and shift Push your stomach forward with a pumping motion as the hoop rolls across your stomach and back as it moves across your back. Shift your weight between your front and back legs. Step 4: Find your direction Spin the hoop in the opposite direction to find which direction feels natural. Right-handed people usually prefer rotating the hoop counter-clockwise, while lefties prefer clockwise. Step 5: Speed up and slow down Shift your weight between your feet more quickly or pump your torso faster back and forth to increase rotation speed. Tip Use a heavier, weighted hoop for a more intense workout and a smaller, lighter hoop for doing tricks. Step 6: Turn your body Slowly turn your body in the direction that the hoop is spinning, taking small steps as the hoop hits your back. Tip Join a hoop-dancing class to increase your hooping skills and to interact with fellow hoopers. Step 7: Booty bump Experiment with tricks like the booty bump: slow the rotation of the hoop until it rolls down just below your hips, then speed up to keep the hoop rotating there. Did You Know? The Hula-Hoop was introduced in 1958 and took the nation by storm with an estimated 100 million hoops sold in four months.
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