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I bought a Hula Hoop.

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    In other news... my replacement 1.5 pound hoop is coming today. Watch out world!!!

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    Hooping Update: I am chagrinned to discover that the heavier hoop was actually EASIER to use than the lighter weight one. (Physics 101??) The momentum from the weight kept the rotation going without as much "work." I have to say that I am very surprised at how much effort is involved in such a simple action, and how winded I become after only a very short time at this.

    However I shall persevere! If I don't collapse of a heart attack I believe this will help my general overall fitness because it REALLY gets my heart rate up, and fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyNGA View Post

    OK, now THAT is funny.

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    Hooping Update: I'm not too bad at this. I'm going to impress my grandchildren next time they come over. I am able to "hoop" for 100+ revolutions several times a day. It's amazing how it gets the heart rate up, and not a single pain pill has been required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C'est Moi View Post
    Hooping Update: I'm not too bad at this. I'm going to impress my grandchildren next time they come over. I am able to "hoop" for 100+ revolutions several times a day. It's amazing how it gets the heart rate up, and not a single pain pill has been required.
    Wow, I'm impressed! That sounds like a good workout C'est Moi!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoot N Annie View Post
    omg - I never could get the hang of that. Please post a video.
    Neither could I and I considered myself an athlete. Just could not get it going.

    But I did some mean Yo-Yo tricks. Like 'walk the dog' and 'skin the cat'. And a real hard one 'rocket to the moon'.

    I came in second in an all city tournament.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaBreeze View Post
    Wow, I'm impressed! That sounds like a good workout C'est Moi!
    Just wondering if the sex life has improved?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camper6 View Post
    Just wondering if the sex life has improved?
    What makes you think it needs improving?

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    Quote Originally Posted by C'est Moi View Post
    What makes you think it needs improving?
    The weighted hula hoop trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C'est Moi View Post
    Hooping Update: I'm not too bad at this. I'm going to impress my grandchildren next time they come over. I am able to "hoop" for 100+ revolutions several times a day. It's amazing how it gets the heart rate up, and not a single pain pill has been required.
    You're great!

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    100+ revolutions is unbelievable! I would love to get one. How do you decide on the weight you need? Does it go by your height or weight? As I remember your hands are free has you hoop,that means I could eat my cookies while hooping? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by RadishRose View Post
    You're great!
    You are lucky you have a good back. Otherwise you would be suffering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruth n Jersey View Post
    100+ revolutions is unbelievable! I would love to get one. How do you decide on the weight you need? Does it go by your height or weight? As I remember your hands are free has you hoop,that means I could eat my cookies while hooping? lol
    Hi Ruth! Actually, 100 revs is kind of pathetic; most kids would laugh. Frankly I'm surprised that I'm able to keep it going that well. As for the weight of the hoop, yes there are recommendations (on Amazon) for height/weight... but it took three different sizes before I found the one that worked best for me. I started with the 3-pound hoop, then tried the 1.5 pound and finally ended up with a 2-pound, 38" hoop.

    Several months ago I had purchased a "toy" hoop; the lightweight type of our childhood. I couldn't get that one to stay up AT ALL. So the new fitness hoops that have a little weight to them are much easier to use. They also have a sort of foam covering that makes them less "slippery" than a plain plastic hoop. This is the model I ended up with and it works best for me. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (I am about 5'2" and wear a size 10 pants for reference.)

    Also, as others have said, if you have any back problems I would definitely check with my doctor before trying the hoop. I am blessed to have a strong back and legs so it has not been an issue for me. And I don't see why you couldn't eat your cookies while hooping...haha. Just don't try to drink any coffee!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camper6 View Post
    You are lucky you have a good back. Otherwise you would be suffering.
    I am lucky, but I'm also fairly active. We live in a 2-story house and I'm up and down the stairs about 20+ times a day. I believe that has really made a difference in my fitness level. I have some degenerated disks in my cervical spine (neck) at about C5-7 but my lower back is still good, thankfully.

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