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How to Hula Hoop Faster

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

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The speed of your hooping has a lot to do with the size of hoop that you are hooping with. And I'm definitely going to show you how to hoop faster with whatever hoop that you happen to be using. If you use a larger hoop that maybe comes to about the belly button height or higher, it's going to rotate around your body more slowly than a hoop that is any smaller than that.

So as a quick demo, I'll give you an example. I'm going to try and make this hoop go as slow as I possibly can. Notice the rhythm of my left hip. One, two, three, four. One, two, three, four. Okay? So now I'm going to do the same thing with this smaller hoop, and notice how much more quickly I have to move to keep it going. One, two, three, four, one. Almost twice as fast. So that has a lot to do with the speed of your hooping.

If you want to hoop faster with any hoop, all you have to do is speed up the rhythm that that driving hip is pushing the hoop around. Make sure you really give it some force to make it go around you faster. So I'm going to start slow. One, two, three, four. Now I'm going to start pushing faster and harder with that left hip, and the hoop speeds up significantly. One, two, three, four. One, two, three, four.

Now the benefits of this are just for fun. If you're trying to match the rhythm of your favorite song or you're trying to impress some friends, it's nice to hoop faster, but it's not really necessary for learning any special tricks or showing off your dance technique or expertise and skill. So I find that it's really great to just put on whatever music I like to hoop to best and try to match my hooping to that rhythm. And so that is how you hula hoop faster.

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