Yes, this will be day-6 with my new weighted hula-hoop of 1.8 kg.
The two first day’s was really painful, it felt like I had bruises especially on my hips and obliques.
I had two tops on me to make it less painful from the hula hoop.
So why have I started this weighted hula hoop “challenge” , well it is because a new science study showed that women who have hula hooped for 6 weeks/5 day’s per week with a weighted hula hoop 1.7 kg got their waist reduced by 3.4 cm just from hula hooping
This was not because their waist got tighter from muscle work,the fat reallocated and went to other body areas instead and their weight remained the same, this sounds too good to be true, right!
So, I wanted to try this myself because I am an apple shaped women and my belly is my problem area, I will give it a go and see if this will happen to me as well lol
What I have noticed on my belly is that it feels more firm,and feels tighter, it is of course too soon to say something, it can be that I am in a hormone cycle when I don’t retain that much water in my belly area or something else, so I have to wait and see…
I also eat more calories so I am not losing any fat at the moment, I am doing a clean bulk
The study ( I saw this link from a respectful man at a training forum ):
A 6 week trial of hula hooping using a weighted hoop: Effects on skinfold, girths, weight and torso muscle endurance.
Novel ideas for core endurance training are continually being created. However, studies of their mechanism of action assist in evaluation of their potential as a training tool, for a variety of people and purposes. The specific purpose of this study was to evaluate a weighted hula hooping training program for its efficacy on improving core muscular endurance and influence on measures of body composition. Eighteen women participated in a weighted hula hooping trial lasting six weeks, although only 13 returned for post-trial re-assessment. Hip and waist circumferences, five torso muscle endurance tests and five skinfold measurements (“Sum of 5”) were measured prior to, and following the exercise program. Pair samples t-tests were performed to examine pre/post changes. On average, participants experienced a significant decrease in waist and hip circumference -3.4cm (p<0.01) and -1.4cm (p<0.05), respectfully and waist-to-hip ratio from 89.3cm down to 87.3cm (t=3.312, p<0.01). There were no significant changes in torso muscular endurance after the six weeks of hooping; however, the average “Sum of 5” skinfold measurements increased by 10.5cm (p<0.05). This study of weighted hula hooping suggested that regular hooping was associated with reduced waist and hip girth together with a redistribution of body mass, however there were no improvements in torso muscular endurance as measured by isometric testing.