Get your yoga pants on, cuz your going to need some flexibility to do this one!
Get your yoga pants on, cuz your going to need some flexibility to do this one!
Deanne Love was dealing with hooping indoors on a rainy day, and made a tutorial for some hoop moves that are easy to do indoors in a small amount of space. She goes over the basic isolations you can do, and then outlines a sequence of isolations that flow nicely together. This is a great way to improve your flow for off body hoop tricks!
Babz Robinson is hilarious and yet so informative in her videos. In this hoop tutorial, she teaches you how to reverse the hoop back and forth continuously with your legs while knee hooping. The prerequisite is being able to knee hoop on one leg. Let Babz amaze you with her great explanation, and sweet dance moves. Enjoy!
Learn how to POP a small, light Hoop, up, off your shoulder after having been Hooping around your neck, and your shoulder. You should already know how to spin a Hoop around your neck and then duck in with your shoulder. Straighten out your arm (whatever shoulder you ducked in with, use THAT arm, straightened out) and grasp your Hoop with your hand, it looks like she’s holding it lightly with her fingers, then she bends the Hoop, by squeezing it, and then letting it go, POP into the air!
In this video she is starting the trick Hooping with her Left hand above her head in a clock-wise direction. Make sure your Hoop is in a flat plane as it is spinning over your head. You will be using your RIGHT hand to “catch” the Hoop as it comes around your back. Your RIGHT hand should be to your side, just at your waist. As you begin the trick, lower your Hula Hoop and aim it to go Behind your Back. You’ll feel your elbow sicking out, that is where it’s supposed to be. Now your Hoop is (or should be) behind your back; you will then gently toss your Hoop from your LEFT to your RIGHT hand, keeping your Right hand by your waist is helpful. Just remember that your Left hand should come around your back as much as possible to be able to “deliver” the Hoop to your Right hand. Once you pass it you can spin the Hoop out in front of you, like in the video. Or put the Hoop back on your body and raise it up over your head and begin the trick again.
An easy way to learn to Hoop on your foot is to lay down on your back, put your leg up(in this video she is using her Left foot to start and actually HOOPING on her Right foot.) Put the Hula Hoop on the top of your Left foot and next put your Right foot INSIDE your Hoop. Hold onto your Hoop with both hands and use your hands to position your hoop where it needs to be.Your hands will guide your Hoop first, then your Left foot will start the trick. Both of your feet are going to work together to get the Hoop going in the counter-clock wise direction.You will “push off” with the Left foot and will begin Hooping on your Right Foot! You’ll see that most of the movement is in your foot, and ankle, not really using your leg. You will need to be able to hold your leg up for a bit though! Sneak your other foot up your leg and switch feet. Going back and forth a few times is the way to get really good at this!
The other 2 ways to Learn how to Hoop on your Foot is to have the Hoop spinning on your hand, lay on your back(or begin on your side) and “steal” the Hula Hoop from your hand and put it on your Foot.
Learning to do the Booty Bump is an easy and fun Hoop trick.
You start off with the Hula Hoop going around your body in the counter-clockwise direction. After you get into a comfortable rhythm start to bend over at the waist. Your body is now angled vertically with the hoop. Start bouncing, use your knees, and legs to make your Booty Bounce! You should be bent over, with your back flat. If you are short, you may want to try a slightly smaller Hoop (as doing this move often gets your hoop very close to the ground). The motion of your belly, knees and legs in time with your Hoop allows the Booty Bump to happen easily!
Learn how to continuously spin your Hula Hoop and use the inertia to duck your shoulder in.
This shows you starting to spin your Hoop on your left shoulder, continuously spinning and turning in the clock-wise direction. Spin a few times, allowing the hoop to move and duck your head in through the hula hoop, by leaning your head to the right.
Learn how to start doing a knee stall or reversal. Start hooping in “orbit” around the body. Lift your knee up to your waist and as your hoop comes around to your front hook your knee on hoop and force hoop in opposite direction. Use your left hand and your right knee. The momentum from your knees forces it back into the opposite direction for you to be able to go left to right continuously. To go in the other direction, start with your right hand and your left knee.
Start by hula hooping around your body using your hands to carry the hoop in an orbit around your body. Then you are going to place the hoop on your ankle. If you are hooping counter clockwise, then place the hoop on your left ankle, if you are hooping clockwise, use your right ankle. Once the hoop is hooked on your ankle, sweep your leg around behind your body and over to its opposite side. As the hoop come over to the opposite side of your body and before it hits your back, grab the hoop off your ankle and resume the body orbit.
Hoop Tricks; In this hula hooping trick you are going to learn how to spin the hoop behind your back and then do a back bend into the hoop, and take it back off again.
Start by hooping in wall plane one beat in front of your body and one beat behind your body. The hoop should be traveling CW if in right hand and CCW if in left hand. Hand placement will be palm out behind your back. As the hoop travels behind your back, stop the hoop while it is pointing up and bend backwards so that you are inside the hoop. Now do this faster and you should have the trick.
How to raise your hula hoop from your waist above your head.
First start hooping and if you are hooping CW, then use your Left hand and stick it behind your back with your palm facing out. As soon as you feel the hoop roll over your hand, bring your arm into the air, leading with your elbow and try to bring your arm straight up. If you are getting all twisted and your arm is ending up on your right side, then try turning your body the same direction the hoop is going as you lift. Practice practice practice.
Hoop Tricks; Learn to jump out of your hoop, yet another way.
Start by hooping on your body and grabbing the hoop behind your back. Keep twirling the hoop as you tilt the hoop opposite your hand away from your body and then jump out of it. Viola! You have learned a new trick with your hula hoop.
Hoop Tricks; How to roll your hula hoop along your back
Start by spinning the hoop towards your self in the wall plane. Look to the hand that is spinning the hoop and place the hoop on your arm with enough momentum so that the hoop will roll all the way over to your other hand. Did I forget to mention that your chest is going to need to be angled towards the floor? Watch the hoop roll down your arm and then turn your head to look for the hoop so you can grab it and keep on hooping.
Hoop Tricks; Vertical step through.
This is a pretty classes hooping move where the hoop is spun on a vertical axis at the side of your body. As the hoop goes in front and you see that open space, step your leg through and at the same time bring your front hand to between your legs and grab the hoop from your hand that is behind you. As you grab with the front hand, lift your other leg and bring the hoop off your body.
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Hoop Tricks; How to kick start your hoop from the floor and bring it to your knees.
Start with the hoop lying over your foot with your foot on the inside of your hoop. Take your other foot and give it a real good kick or push from the outside, pushing your leg forwards. You can also do this by kicking your leg backward, obviously you would need to place the hoop differently from the starting position.
Once you kick your hoop, put the foot into the hoop and lift your knee up to bring the hoop up.