The proof is in the bruising

bruised!, originally uploaded by not halfway there.

Here’s a lovely specimen of hooping bruise. Many hoopers get bruises just like this one on their hips — but only at first. As your body learns to anticipate the hoop’s movement, you tend to get less bruising. To read more about bruises and hooping, check this article or this one!

6 comments for “The proof is in the bruising

  1. February 15, 2006 at 9:59 am

    everyone in our class with Christobel seems to have gotten similar bruises. ouch!

  2. February 16, 2006 at 3:46 pm

    Nice pic! I had those across both PSIS points for a good week – Ouuuch! Of course, not taking a break from hooping didn’t help. 0:-) Have fun!

  3. justin
    February 18, 2006 at 6:52 pm

    i have been hula hooping for maybe 20 years- consistently.
    and never ever have bruised.
    just curious- the weight and diameter of the hoops involved.

  4. February 20, 2006 at 3:40 pm

    mine was 100 psi 1 inch diameter tubing….
    not sure of circumfrence of the hoop. about 4 feet maybe.

  5. March 15, 2006 at 7:58 pm

    I used to get bruising on my hands, back when i first started hoopin’…

  6. tim
    March 25, 2006 at 7:25 pm

    At first I got lots of these bruises now less and less but still after a hrd workout some will appar – esp during chest hooping – dont we view them as trophies? x wHoop

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