Hula Hoop Basics: Upper Body, Torso & Chest : Hula Hoop Basics: Building Momentum

Alright, so now we’re getting pretty good at rocking that torso. There’s a lot of fun things that you can do while torso hooping, but you really need to make sure that you have momentum when doing these things. One way to get momentum is, as I’m hooping to the left, I’m going to push […]

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Hula Hoop Basics: Upper Body, Torso & Chest : Hula Hoop Basics: Around Torso With No Hands

Now we’re going to move the hoop from the waist up to the torso, using no hands at all. This is a really interesting move and it really takes a lot of upper body control. So Hannah’s going to demonstrate out, standing with your feet about two feet apart comfortably on the floor, bend your […]

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Hula Hoop Basics: Upper Body, Torso & Chest : Hula Hoop Basics: Maintaining Momentum

Now we’re going to learn how to keep the momentum going on your torso by turning. So let’s start with one of those techniques that you just learned, dropping the hoop to the chest. So notice what my chest is doing as I’m turning. As the hoop comes forward, you’re pushing forward. As the hoop […]

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Hula Hoop Basics: Upper Body, Torso & Chest : Hula Hoop Basics: Getting Hoop Onto Neck

Alright, so one of the ways to get into the torso hooping is to lift up to the neck and then drop the shoulders in. First thing we’re going to do is lift up to the neck. And hooping around the neck can be somewhat uncomfortable, so you want to make sure to really relax […]

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Hula Hoop Basics: Upper Body, Torso & Chest : Hula Hoop Basics: Dropping Hoop From Waist to Torso

Now we’re going to learn how to get into the torso hooping with the drop down. So first I’m going to lift the hoop up with my right hand or my first hand ’cause I’m going to the left and I’m going to start to notice that opening in the hoop, as it opens up […]

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Hula Hoop Basics: Upper Body, Torso & Chest : Hula Hoop Basics: Arm Takeouts From the Chest

So now we’re going to learn how to do the arm takeouts, actually on your chest rather than from your neck. So bring the hoop up to the chest, take a moment to get comfortable here, get into your group. So we’re going to start with the left arm first; so when you see the […]

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