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Burn Belly Fat: Hula Hoop Versus Jumping Rope

  By Trina Remedios  posted Nov 12th 2013 at 7:00AM IN | Avg Rating
Diet & Fitness
Hula Hoop Jumping Rope


Muscles that are exercised with hula hoop:

If you choose a hula hoop for fitness and weight loss you should know that is exercises the core muscles that largely includes the external abdominal oblique, rectus abdominis, transverse abdominis and internal abdominal oblique.

Benefits of a hula hoop:

A hula hoop routine improves the core muscles and flexibility, which in turn helps you prevent lower back pain or a weak core. Besides this, the hula hoop increases heart rate, oxygen consumption, improves balance and helps burns calories. Hula hoop for fitness also has a narrow possibility for injury.

Detriment with hula hoop:

Though hula hoop may be a cardio workout, it is can only be a challenge if you sustain it over a period of time.

Equipment for hula hoop:

Unlike the children’s hula hoop which is made from plastic, opt for a weighted hula hoop for fitness. This adds to the challenge of losing weight.

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Muscles that are exercised with jump rope:

This cardio or aerobic workout exercises most of the muscles in the body. Jumping rope or skipping uses the arm muscles, core and leg muscles, making it a full-body workout.

Benefits of jumping ropes:

There are several benefits associated with jumping rope:

- Weight loss
- Increases heart rate
- Improves endurance and alertness
- Improves your co-ordination
- Tones the muscles

Detriment with jumping ropes:

Incorrect shoes, surface and incorrect form can affect the knees. Jumping too high and coming down heavily can affect the knees, ankles and feet.

Equipment for jumping ropes:

For better grip and length of the rope there are several sports stores that stock different brands that have skipping ropes or jump ropes.

ALSO SEE: Skipping for Fun Cardio Exercise [How to Begin]

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