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 Responses

  1. minnie says:

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

  2. catherine says:

    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 says:

    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. minnie says:

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

  5. cedar says:

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

  6. tim says:

    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