"I went (am kinda still going fending off?) that same thing. For me, it's been a combination of coming home exhausted with no energy to hoop, the mild seasonal depression that winter brings to so many, not having/dedicating time to things that…"
"totally i lose my mo all the time! totes normal! :) for me it helps to focus on other things-pole and yoga for me, and usually the excitement and energy i get from those flows back into hooping when i am ready for it.
put your focus and…"
I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who also feels like this. Your suggestions were really good, especially the one about taking a class again, I think perhaps I should do this too. It would be interesting to hear also other…"
"I found that I use my left leg as the anchor and I push it out with my right leg ( I hoop to the left). Make sure your legs are close together and hoop is over your knees. AND don't try so hard if you get frustrated do another move until you…"
"ive just started hooping .. like this week lol .. and just this morning started playing with knees and bringing from knee to waist. and it wasnt working right , my knees hurt so i came on and checked this out , grabbed my bigger hoop as suggested…"
Thanks for all the messages and advice, I've been a bit quiet lately because of moving house, no internet and computer has packed up, but I'll try to put into practise very soon all the advice. Tink in Tokyo, I have to admit,…"
"This might sound weird, but are you eating well and staying hydrated in your workouts?
Mechanical issues of correct movement aside, if you don't have enough fuel to work those major leg muscles, you're going to get tired faster. If…"
"When you make one leg do all the work, it can be exhausting. You can move the push to either leg, both legs or the legs as one unit. I explain it in this tutorial. (Once you do this, you'll probably find leg hooping easier than any other kind.…"
"Knee hooping is always painful when you start it, because the momentum isn't perfect pushing the hoop yet...anyway, I had once found it much softer (regardless of the hoop weight) if you kinda rock both legs back and forth when the hoop goes…"
This is a great post - and obviously there are loads of fellow hoopers who feel your pain. There are two reasons why we bruise when landing a new on-the-body move:
1) The muscle memory hasn't developed to the point where we can relax…"
"I don't find that knee hooping tires me out, but I get fed up doing it! My problem is that I can't kick it back up and more recently I can't seem to keep the hoop above my knees....I've turned into a calf hooper :("
"If you get especially impatient before your bruises heal, you can tie scarves around your knees to pad them a little. I wouldn't hoop on the bruises themselves though, no use in injuring yourself further. Those are delicate tendons back there"
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