Weighted hula hoops are the latest workout craze taking TikTok by storm, and it’s not difficult to see why. They can help you strengthen your core, improve balance, and burn some major calories, as long as you make sure to stay safe while working out with them.
Working out with a weighted hula hoop is pretty safe as long as the weight you’re using fits your strength and fitness level. If you’re still a beginner, it’s better to start working with a lighter hoop and add weight as you go along to avoid pain and potential injuries, especially if you have a history of lower back pain.
Constant repetitive use of this trendy equipment piece can also lead to bruising and pain. There’s really no need to work out for more than 20 minutes per session, especially if you have zero experience with hula hooping, and it’s even recommended to start with regular hula hoops in that case.
No piece of equipment is 100% safe if you’re not exercising with good form, and weighted hula hoops are no different. It’s important to remember to keep your chest up, your ribs down and prevent your shoulders from rounding forward, so you wouldn’t put too much pressure on your lower back.