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18 Aerial Hoop Split Moves

18 Aerial Hoop Split Moves

A split move is always a crowd pleaser and for good reason! It takes flexibility and strength to get a good split, both of which take time and effort to achieve. Luckily, a lot of split moves on the hoop can be an illusion. If you know the right position to hold the camera and which way to angle your body, you can make a split move look amazing, even if you’re not quite there yet!

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Aerial Hoop Tips to Get Your Straddle

Aerial Hoop Tips to Get Your Straddle

A straddle is such a lovely way to mount the hoop. It looks like it should be fairly easy but it’s actually really hard to get a straddle. Especially being able to lift into it, hold the position and come down gracefully! I receive so many messages from people asking for tips on how to get a good straddle. So I’ve put together some conditioning exercises that will target the muscles you use for a straddle and that use the same movements to help your body work out what it’s supposed to be doing!

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15 Under the Hoop Moves

15 Under the Hoop Moves

Learning and practising moves under the hoop is such a useful thing to do. Most hoops are set at a height that you need to invert to get into them. This helps you build strength and control. It also means you have room underneath to make lovely shapes!

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Getting your Own Aerial Hoop

Getting your Own Aerial Hoop

Once you have been attending aerial hoop lessons for a while, it’s natural to want your own hoop. It can be so frustrating getting home and just wanting to practise the moves you have learnt! Especially if you can only have lessons once a week or so. For a lot of people, having a hoop at home isn’t an option. If you are lucky and have somewhere to hang it, there are a few things you should think about before you buy one.

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Aerial Hoop Amazons

Aerial Hoop Amazons

The neck and side amazons were the first “scary” hoop moves I tried. The sliding out, hoping your arm will hold you is pretty terrifying when you’ve first started! I immediately loved the shape of them though. Now, after 5 years they’re still some of my favourite moves.