SpinJoy Hula Hoop Fitness Challenge - Day 8
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SpinJoy Hula Hoop Fitness Challenge – Day 8

By December 14, 2017Motivation, Training

SpinJoy Hula Hoop Fitness Challenge – Day 8

Day 8 of the 14 day SpinJoy Hula Hoop Fitness Challenge

Day 8 focus – Paddles and Breaks

It’s day 8 of the SpinJoy Hula Hoop Fitness Challenge and we’re already over the half way mark! Well done. Are you noticing any positive benefits from dedicating just 30 minutes each day to hula hoop dance yet?

Today our focus is on paddles and breaks (on the shoulders). Similar to waist breaks, you change the direction of the hula hoop on your shoulders (from underneath this time). Don’t worry about multiple spins in each direction. Just stick with single breaks, i.e. straight back and forth.

Why would we want to do this?

Paddles and breaks are a challenging and interesting way to incorporate arm movement into our hoop workout and hoop dance. They can also begin to open up the world of upper-body or shoulder hooping for beginners.

How can I learn to paddle and break?

  • Check out this awesome tutorial by Deanne Love if you’ve never done paddles and breaks before.
  • If you’re already familiar with basic paddles and breaks, this video by Beth Piver shows some really sick variations.
  • Beth also has some more advanced paddles and breaks variations here.
  • I’d recommend getting the technique down first with a larger hula hoop to buy you more time. If you’re comfortable then with the timing and movements, downsize to a smaller polypro for speedy ninja moves.

Want to join us on the challenge?

If you’d like to jump in on the challenge, check out the details of how to participate on the Day 1 introduction blog post here, and join us over on Instagram. We’d love to have you with us!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to send a Private Message on Instagram or shoot an email to info@spinjoy.com.au

Caitlyn xox

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