my new programmable rgb led hoop. i am having fun thinking of new designs to put on.
Last night we had a hoop jam at a dance rehearsal place. I haven't been to one in a few weeks so it felt great to be able to get out and hoop like I truly enjoy (no space limits!). Here's a little video of what I've learned these past two years. I've been hooping strong since January 24, 2009!
Playing around. Working on movement (arm mostly) and flow. With an extra special graceful ending.
a friend posted a song online that i just had to get up and dance to. i decided to record it, and this is the result. not a lot of thought went into this. it was purely for fun!
but it is also helpful because in reviewing the video i found some things i need to work on.
1) remember to breathe 2) keep my pot belly tucked in for better control 3) quit going stiff when i am going around. keep on pushing!
xposted to another hooping community
About eight weeks ago, I made a firm commitment to hoop at least 30 minutes a day, at least 5 days a week. Some days I get in 45 minutes. On a few days I've managed only 20 minutes, but those have been fairly rare. Mostly I hoop with a 3/4 inch tubing, 42 inch diameter hoop. I get turn on some music and go for it, with a lot of lifts and arm stuff and crazy silly dancing.
Occasionally I pull out a 36 inch hoop and try to keep it up for a song. Today I did two songs with my 36 inch hoop with the flags on it, which is a major improvement in stamina! The flags are little strips of tape. They are cute but they add quite a bit of drag.
When I started, I was pretty winded and headachey after 30 minutes of hooping. Now I don't feel tired afterwards, and I see the increase in stamina in other areas too. Yay! Schedule and weather permitting, I'd like to work up to an hour.
How are y'all doing? Anybody have any major win?