I know there are quite a few tutorials on vertical chest and shoulder hooping...and i know...its practice practice practice. BUT....i practice constantly...and ive seen a ton of those videos...and i just havent been able to really get it down. It is DRIVING ME CRAAAAZY!!!!!!!! This has become my biggest challenge yet as a hooper. I'm trying to channel these feelings into hooping, but I keep getting more and more frustrated...and im not really sure where to go from here. I guess....the obvious...keep practicing!!! lol. I'm not looking for any more tutorials...or even necessarily looking for anymore advice (although if anyone wants to throw their input...feel free!!!) im not sure if there is anything else anyone can tell me that hasnt been said...lol. I mean...it seems pretty self explanitory, right??? ugh....Im really just venting. But I guess i should just keep at it. blughahghululaaaagh!!!!!!!! HoopLove <3 -Hummingbird.
Hang in there! You WILL get it. :) Only words of advice, from me, is to use your legs to push up and down more than you use your upper body. Good luck!!!
Thanks miss Maisie...the positive reinforcement really makes me smile :) and i havent really been focusing on my legs...ive been focusing on my chest and back....so THANK YOU!!!!! you've added a new perspective <3
Girl it took me almost a year and a half before I got vertical chest hooping! (And I still don't do it super pro lol) So keep your chin up :) You will get there! I always try to tell people (like Maisie said) to pop with your legs, almost like a little jumping motion without your feet leaving the ground. Hope to see a video soon of you nailing it :)
i practiced for a couple hours at the park...and i think im finally starting to get it!!! i kept it going for a little while...but it kept falling to my waist and going horizontal...but STILL!!!! i feel like im getting it much better now that im using my legs!!! thanks ladiiiiieeeees!!!!!! <3
You know, you've got the hard part figured out, right??? Way to go!!!!
It feels weird at first for sure but try to keep yourself bent over! The reason why it keeps falling to your waist and going horizontal is because your body begins to straighten up after a while because that's how you normally hoop! So bend forward and really feel the downward momentum. Also, it helps to start with it just on your chest, arms out, to get the feel of bending over. I know you weren't looking for advice but this helped me learn the vertical angle, and of course practice! You'll definitely get it down :-). Have fun!
gosh, I can go in one direction, but can not go in my opposite current for the life of me. I notice I have to really work my shoulder blades, good luck, remember to enjoy the journey!
It might help you to start with hand hooping in front of you, and when the hoop comes around on the up-swing, poke the top half of your body inside the hoop and continue the rotation with your shoulders. Remember incorporating a little jump always helps with the flow in that position.
I can't help but notice you use "..." just as much as I do. Hehehe.
Were cute.. tehehe.
But yeah sista keep it up. I've been hooping almost 3 years and it's still a bit difficult for me too. :]
Legs do help.
thaaaaaank yoooou!!!!! im getting there!!! focusing more on the legs, and barrel rolls...are reeeeeally helping!!! i love you all!!!!!!
I'm still trying to get the hang of it as well and I've found that bending over while doing chest breaks & then doing some chest hooping in between has helped me a bit.. just my 2 cents :)
I have also found this to be helpful... doing some chest breaks, or reversals while bending down and then spinning your body around to keep the momentum of the hoop going is what I have found to be suuuupeer helpful in learning vertical chest hooping!