How to Do Hula Hoop Back Isolations

Learn how to do hula hoop back isolations from hula hooping expert Natalie "McFancy" Wise in this Howcast video.

For a back isolation, there are a couple of different ways that you can get into this particular trick. I’m going to show the way I think is the easiest. Start with the hoop down in front of you, grabbing from the outside. You’re going to swing the hoop, pinky side to your right, and down behind you. As it falls behind you, your hand is going to switch to the inside. I’m going to show that again. Outside, inside. So this is a key point. Now the hoop is framing my upper body. This is 3:00, this is 9:00. So we’ll start from here. Swing the hoop, practice getting to this position. Again, it’s in front, pinky leaves, framing your body. Okay?

So we’re going to leave this hand out a bit. We’re going to get to this position, then your right hand is going to trace the top of your hoop over your head for the isolation. Then allow the hoop to continue to fall and we’re back in position one. So, we’re here, in front of you, lead with your pinky who goes behind your body. I’m keeping my elbow in tight, up and over your head, allow it to fall. A little smoother. Make sure you practice both hands, so I’ll do it with the left hand now. And that’s how we do a back isolation.