Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Still Hooping

I'm still having fun with my hoop. The heatwave has forced me to hoop either early in the day or late. When I lose motivation I just go watch some hooping vids on line and that inspires me to try try again. I can do each move longer now but I still haven't transitioned in being able to hoop non-stop for ten or twenty minutes. I'd really like to hoop non-stop for an hour or more, but I can't see that happening anytime soon.
After watching the hoop song video below I think I want to make a corset and petticoat hooping outfit. Or maybe a Steampunk outfit or something. Something colorful I can enjoy hooping in to get the full experience. People are amazed when I told them I made my own hoops. A fencer wanted to try it and she has an amazing figure and had a great time hooping before fencing practice. She said the male fighters should do hooping because they are stiff in the hips and it helps loosen up all your joints. I couldn't agree more. It is a way to keep your flexibility and build coordination. Great for waist, hips, thighs. Those hard to work on areas like inner thighs and glutes. But I also get sore muscles in my neck and shoulders so I know those areas are getting a work-out too. If I take a week off I feel rusty and awkward so I really have to keep up. And it's fun, so it's not like going to the dentist. I have two more hoop connectors so I can make two more hoops.

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