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The ABC's Of Hooping

It's as easy as 1 2 3, a healthy activity for you and me!

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Hooping regularly can help to whittle your waist and strengthen your stomach muscles while blasting fat in these (often problematic) areas. (Studies that show that hooping burns visceral fat- the fat that is the hardest to get off the older you get, and also the most detrimental to heart health.)

An interruption in the hoop's current. A break can occur both horizontally and vertically, either on or off the core.

C is for Chest Rolls:

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Demonstrated by Instagramer @fluoriteflow.

The act of rolling the hoop across one's chest.

D is for Doubles:

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Demonstrated by Instagramer @fairygangsta.

The act of using two hoops, at once.

F is for Fire-hooping:

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Demonstrated by Instagramer @danceswithcircles

Hooping with lit fire wicks on the hoop.

The hooping community is one of love, where you will always find some sort contest on any given social media outlet giving away a free hoop.

H is for Happiness:

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Demonstrated by Instragramer @Flowsephina.

Hooping, just like running, as a solitary or a shared activity, can be anything you need it to be, big or small: a tool you use to center yourself before or after a long day or a healthy activity you in which you take part with family and friends; an 8 minute-a-day activity (with a big fitness payoff); a satisfying career; or a way of life.

I is for Isolations:

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Demonstrated by Instagramer @giraffeonfire.

When the hoop is held in one place in the space as it is rotated or you move around the hoop.

J is for hoop-Jams:

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Demonstrated by Instgramer @downtownannie and her friends.

A Hoop-Jam occurs when several hoopers gather to an open space, to hoop together.

K is for Kickstarts:

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Demonstrated by Instagramer @emz_hoopz

Starting the hoop with you foot. This can be done by grabbing the hoop with your foot and bringing it to your hand or by using a foot pop-up.

L is for Leg-hooping:

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Demonstrated by Instagramer @squashspice.

The act of hooping around your leg.

M is for Mandala:

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Demonstrated by Instagramer @dev.in.orbit (first trick)

N is for Nose-hooping:

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Demonstrated by MacGyver and uploaded by Youtuber Kyle Peterson.

The act of hooping around one's nose.

O is for Off-the-body hooping:

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Demonstrated by Instagramer @maicrowaves

The act of using the hoop(s) off of your body.

Polypro stands for Polypropylene which is the material used to make the lighter, faster, more advanced (polypro) hoop.

Q is for Quad-hooping:

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Demonstrated by YouTuber Robin Gerlach

The act of using four hoops, at once.

R is for Rotation:

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Demonstrated by Instagramer @maggie_magik

The key to hooping is the rotation of the hoop, as you should always be moving with your hoop.

S is for #Stopdropandspin:

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Demonstrated by Instagramer @earthto_erin (see caption)

Every hooper on Instagram knows the hashtag #StopDropandSpin for it's our favorite game. After someone tags you, you upload your video to Instagram using the hashtag #StopDropandSpin tag the person who tagged you and then tag 1-3 more people to #StopDropandSpin and the game is endless!

The act of tossing your hoop up, while hooping.

U is for Unicorn-hooping:

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Demonstrated by hoopers from Hoopcamp 2014 and uploaded by Youtuber Philo Hagen.

The act of spinning the hoop around your waist, while on all fours.

V is for Vortex:

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Demonstrated by Instagramer @murrkat_flow

When the hoop is passed from hand to hand, spinning up and down horizontally around your body. This move is done by quickly combining lifting the hoop from behind you, switching hands, bringing the hoop down and passing behind your back continuously.

The act of landing the hoop in-between your legs, while standing. You then keep your thighs together, but move your knees, to move the hoop back and forth, in order to catch momentum.

The X-factor in hooping is developing your own flow. Might not discover it right away, but it will come, it will be unique, and it will be yours forever.

Y is for Year-long:

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Demonstrated by Instagramer @star.hoops

Hoopers are hooping all year long, doesn't matter what season it may be.

Hooping.org started their own annual Hoopie Awards, now with 16 different awards. From 'Tutorial of the Year' to 'Community of the Year', the submissions are sent in from hoopers all around the world.

Today hoops and hoopers come in all sizes and the hooping community itself is very diverse. Circling the globe, you can find hoopers of all ages spinning hoops of many sizes for fun, fitness, self expression, performance and meditation.
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