What is this strong core everyone speaks of and why do we need killer abs anyway?
The fact is that we all have abs, but whether or not they are visible and rippling is determined by few factors.
The abs, abdominal muscles or transversus abdominis and rectus abdominis (the washboard, six pack) and are actually part of your core. They are grouped together with your pelvic floor muscles (yes Kegels), your multifidus (the super important muscles that keep your spine in alignment), your obliques both internal and external (the sides of your torso), your spinal erectors (a bunch of muscles that help you to twist and keep your posture nice and straight), your diaphragm (crucial for breathing, we want this to be strong and healthy), your latissimus dorsi (my fav muscle name ever), gluteus maximus (your booty!), your trapezius (keep these thriving to ward off neck and shoulder tension and pain).
What if there was a workout that simultaneously worked all of these core muscles at once, making them all strong and healthy while shedding the fat around them?
There is! Hooping. And it is fun.
Regular hooping works to strengthen the core muscles and combined with clean eating will help to make those rippling abs want to come out and play (or at least make you feel alive, strong and aligned; trumps a six pack any day).
So here are some workouts to get you started. And if you don’t know how to hoop yet then grab The Foundations of Hooping and let’s workout.
5 Minute Hula Hoop Workout – How I eat Chocolate Every day
5 Minute Calorie Blasting Hoop Workout
Best Standing Ab Workout
Hula Hoop High Knee Coordination
Off Body Hoop Workout
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