How to Keep your Hula Hoop up

Written by Liv Leigh

Colorado-based, Capetownian Amputee and Bombing Survivor, Graphic Artist, Industrial Designer, and BioCAD 3D printing engineer.

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I’ve recently taken up hula hooping and I absolutely love it! One of the things that took me the longest to learn/get comfortable with was learning how to stop the drop. That’s when the hula hoop is going around your waist and then it starts to drop down your hips and, if you don’t rectify […]

I’ve recently taken up hula hooping and I absolutely love it! One of the things that took me the longest to learn/get comfortable with was learning how to stop the drop. That’s when the hula hoop is going around your waist and then it starts to drop down your hips and, if you don’t rectify it, then it drops to the ground. Once I learned how to stop the drop, that was a game changer! I can now hula hoop for as long as I want without worry about the whole thing getting interrupted by my hoop falling to the ground and getting scraped up. Once I learned how to stop the hoop from dropping, I realized that the action felt very familiar and I wanted to share this with you in case it helps you stop the drop too! I hope it’s helpful!

You can check out my video on this below but basically imagine that you are holding a box or laundry basket on your hip. You’re pressing your hip against the box and the box starts to slide downwards so you bop your hip upwards to push the box back up. For me, that’s the exact movement to stop your hula hoop from dropping! There are other way but, especially as an amputee, I find this to be the easiest method.

❤︎Liv

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