nudiemuse replied to your post: Regarding the video I just posted… has anyone come…GET OUT OF MY BRAIN WOMAN! I totally was just wasking that. LOL.THAT RULES!!! I mean, I love watching videos of lithe, skinny white folks doing things, too (because I…
I hoop! I’m fat!!
Holy shit really? Seirously YOU ARE THE FIRST fat hooper I have ever heard of in years of poking around the whole deal. I have 900000 questions about fat hooping.
…and yet my ask box is dry. -____-
I am beyond stupid tired. I can’t even figure out what I want to know. I will write some questions down if I can think some up.
Well I have some questions, but I don’t trust that anything will make it through the ask box anymore, so I’m going to post them here.
What level of fat are you? I’m super-fat, but I still don’t believe that’s what’s in the way of my ability to hoop.
Did you have to make accommodations to any of the movements or are the basic instructions what work for you? (I know that in yoga, I sometimes have to move a bit differently.)
Do you have any links to fat hoopers/photos/videos/etc.?
I have chronic pain and mobility issues, so I can’t devote more than a few minutes at a time to learning right now. If I sit down and rest, I can get up again to try some more. I’m hoping that this is something I can do to restrengthen my core. My physical therapist told me that hooping is all over their journals as one of the best things for hip problems.
Thank you for any information you can send our way!
Okay gotta step in here: ANYBODY CAN HOOP. ANYONE who can stand up. And even if you can’t stand, you can swirl it around your head (it’s called lasso) and I swear you will still burn some calories doing that.
I am a curvy lady, have a good solid layer of fat, pretty busty, and not athletic. Hooping is one of the only things I enjoy doing for the sheer joy of physical movement. If you are a big woman or man, go for a hoop that is over 43” or so in diameter… As big as you want, maybe even 50” across. This gives you lots of time to react to the hoop’s movement. Bigger hoop = slower to get all the way aroudn the hoop = time for you to swing forward/swing back. Smaller hoops are good for swinging on your arms (sounds hard to picture but this is how I work my biceps) and bigger is great for waist or chest. Even if you have some serious boobs you can still hoop on them, you just have to learn how to balance your motions front to back or side to side to keep the hoop going.
Anyone considering, no matter what your body shape or physical abilities, I say try it out :) Get the biggest hoop you can find (a friend of mine loves her 54” but it’s gigantic!) and some good music and just rock.
we’re not all stick thin hoopers:
If you want, follow my tumblr. Some day soon I will post some videos to represent the curvy hoopers.