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5/7/12 3:56 A

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Never hoop with glasses!

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5/6/12 4:38 P

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I tried to neck hoop and bonked my glasses out of whack.

Maybe not a great idea to wear glasses when doing that. But hey, isn't that how we learn. Can't just learn only from others mistakes, right?

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5/6/12 2:10 P

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Agreed! I still bruise my hands, every once in a while, when I'm practicing the minis a lot. And shins, etc. are still somewhat at risk while I learn pickups and stuff. But I rarely box my ears anymore. I used to do that so often, I wore earmuffs!
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5/6/12 1:22 P

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" Part of it I think comes from the fact that when you first start hooping, your movements are less fluid so the hoop tends to slam into your body when it comes around from behind. As you progress the hoop will move easier. "

On the dot. When you first start, your pushes are very uneven. So the hoop is banging around like crazy even if you are managing to keep it up


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5/6/12 12:59 P

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I bruised so bad when I first got my hoop! I posted a pic of my bruise in one of my blogs. Part of it I think comes from the fact that when you first start hooping, your movements are less fluid so the hoop tends to slam into your body when it comes around from behind. As you progress the hoop will move easier.
If you read the articles about bruising, the common advice that people have is to use Arnica Salve. I HIGHLY recommend it! It was a lifesaver for me. emoticon

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5/3/12 8:56 P

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OMG! I did the same thing this week -- hooped for an hour my first time and the next day when I went to Zumba I almost threw up from the pain when I started jumping! I had no idea that I was so bruised up until I got home that night (I tend to avoid mirrors when I can so I didn't see them).

DEFINITELY read the article mentioned below. Lots of good info in it. I got the arnica gel (I think that's mentioned in the article) and now my bruises look more like giant mustard stains than purple eggs. ;)

Can't wait to get back to hooping! Isn't it fun? :)

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DAIMERE's Photo DAIMERE Posts: 747
5/2/12 9:08 P

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I've hardly bruised at all in my process. The most bruises I've gotten are from reverses and hitting myself and learning the kick-spin. OW ankle bruises! It's normal. It gets better and arnica can help.

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5/2/12 8:29 P

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Bogus, the exact same thing happened to me. I don't bruise anymore. It was really only from the first time or two.

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5/2/12 10:59 A

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I bruised my hip area when I first started hooping. I won't mention all the other places I've bruised since then..LOL But it does get better. Watch your bones...hips and knees not the place to hoop. emoticon

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5/2/12 10:36 A

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thanks lady!! emoticon



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5/2/12 10:32 A

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Oh wow, that's a long time to hoop, when you're just starting out. Yes, completely normal. In fact, we have a whole thread on bruising, which includes an article from hooping.org. Check out the thread.
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Be sure to scroll down to the bottom to see the article.

Edited by: MOSTMOM1 at: 5/2/2012 (10:33)
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5/2/12 10:29 A

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To feel bruised around the waist area? I got my hoop Monday, used it for an hour, then last night when I went to hoop I thought I was going to scream from the waist pain...it was as if I was bruised... emoticon



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