International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part H (2017)
Effect of hula hoop on core muscle strength
Neha S Raorane, Dr. Keerthi Rao, Dr. Sharda Bhalerao, Shiwani Redij, Roopa Kamthe, Shubhangi Gattani, Rashmi Chaudhari and Komal Kataria
To study the effect of hula hoop on the strength of core muscle groups in normal individual
Design: Experimental study
Setting: Department of musculoskeletal department, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam College of Physiotherapy, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni,
Method: By convenient sampling method 30 females (age- 20-25) were selected and a six week trial with weighed hula hoop was done. Where they first started with 2 min of hooping progressing to 15 minutes with breaks by six weeks they were assessed pre and post by kraus weber test and waist circumference and hip circumference.
Result: This experimental study of six weeks gave an result that hula hoop has effect on lower abdominals, psoas major, back extensors and also helps in decreasing the waist and hip circumference by up to 2 inches in a fun filled way.
Conclusion: The study concludes that with use of hula hoop there is increase in core muscle strength of upper and lower abdominals and back extensors and also helps in decreasing waist circumference and hip circumference.
How to cite this article:
Neha S Raorane, Dr. Keerthi Rao, Dr. Sharda Bhalerao, Shiwani Redij, Roopa Kamthe, Shubhangi Gattani, Rashmi Chaudhari and Komal Kataria. Effect of hula hoop on core muscle strength. International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(1): 578-581.