I am currently working on chest hooping (among other things) and I figured "What the heck!" and ask: For those that can, how easy or how difficult was it for you to learn how to do? Also, any tips would be very helpful (I am trying to "shimmy" but my "shimmy" won't...you know..."shimmy!") Those that are still learning like I am...I'd appreciate hearing from you as well! Thanks in advance!
UPDATE 5/16/10!!!: I am practicing "Pulse" (HoopGirl method) where you start hooping on your waist and then just shake your body like Jell-O and...lo and behold-the hoop goes up to my chest! I can't quite get it to stay there as of yet, but I think I'm making progress! Just wanted to keep you updated!! Thank you all for the the advice and encouragement!
UPDATE 6/04/10!!!: I've had an "A-HA!" moment with chest hooping! I was actually able to keep it up on my chest for 10 revolutions before I let it drop down to my waist; It really takes a lot out of you! No wonder Hoopnotica said on her DVD that chest hooping will "make you sweat!" (her words!) I've been doing a lot of back exercises in the AM/PM and I feel like my back has opened up...a lot! Now I just need to establish some rhythm and build my stamina! Thank you all for the responses and encouragement! I'll be in touch!
UPDATE 7/07/10!!!: It's getting easier and easier to keep it up on my chest! Now it's all about keeping the momentum going so I can achieve flow. For those of you that are new to chest hooping, it can be (very!) challenging to learn, but it's well worth the effort! And you can't beat the calorie burn! Thank you all so much for your tips, advice, and encouragement! I'll be in touch!
UPDATE 12/02/10!!!: It's official!! I CAN CHEST HOOP NOW!! Of course it's in my first flow, which is clockwise...now I have to learn it in my "humbling" flow counterclockwise!! Now I am easing into shoulder and neck hooping. I haven't felt this good since I accomplished my first corkscrew and vortex! Thank you all for your words of encouragement! Winter's coming, but I am more excited than ever about my hoop practice! WOO-HOOP!!!