If you are like me then you are always interested in an alternate exercise. Let’s face it doing the same old routine everyday can get really boring, really fast and you lose your motivation. I like to mix it up a bit so I am always on the lookout for something I can work into my daily routines.

One great alternate form of exercise is using a hula. You can really tone your abs, hips and butt. Heck it works on your whole midsection and it does not take much to get a great workout. There are so many hulas to choose from and I get asked this question quite a bit.

Should I get a hoop with ridges? My answer is this. They work and they work very well but there are some advantages and disadvantage for this style of hula hoop. I will break it down for you and let you make the decision.

Hula hoops with ridges.

The Pros: Those ridges are there for a reason. They are there to make it easier to get the hoop going and keep it going for extended periods of time. These are great for beginners or anyone that has had trouble getting a one up and spinning. They cost the same as a smooth hoop.

The Cons: Some people have reported light bruising on their hips from weighted hoops with ridges. You have to make sure that you choose the right size hula hoop to begin with. If you have a hula that is the right size and weight, you should not have any problems. If you feel that you bruise easily then a Hula hoop with ridges is not for you.


Source by Julie R Smith