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It's beautiful outside -- up for a game or two?
You Will Need
- Athletic clothing
- A hula-hoop
- Ample room
- Upbeat music (optional) (optional)
Wear athletic clothes
Wear form-fitting athletic clothing. Baggy or loose clothing may slow the hula hoop's rotation.
Get it going
With one foot in front of you, place the hoop against your back at waist height, wind it back, and then push it firmly counter-clockwise.
Push and shift
Push your stomach forward with a pumping motion as the hoop rolls across your stomach and back as it moves across your back. Shift your weight between your front and back legs.
Find your direction
Spin the hoop in the opposite direction to find which direction feels natural. Right-handed people usually prefer rotating the hoop counter-clockwise, while lefties prefer clockwise.
Speed up and slow down
Shift your weight between your feet more quickly or pump your torso faster back and forth to increase rotation speed.
Turn your body
Slowly turn your body in the direction that the hoop is spinning, taking small steps as the hoop hits your back.
Experiment with tricks like the booty bump: slow the rotation of the hoop until it rolls down just below your hips, then speed up to keep the hoop rotating there.