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!

Under the Hoop

You can use these moves as either a way to get up into the hoop. (See my Aerial Hoop Mounts blog post for more on this). Or you can just hold them as they look so pretty! Most of these moves link together easily so you can play around with so many combinations. I find they really hurt my hands so probably best not to spend too long on these in one go. Some look amazing if you’re flexible and others look great if you’re super strong.  There are also moves for beginners through to more advanced, something for everyone to try! I have included arms only hangs, I didn’t realise I knew so many when I started!

The Moves

  • Straddle
  • Pike
  • Side straddle
  • Side straddle 2
  • Stag
  • Splits
  • Bow and arrow
  • Crab
  • Mexican
  • Skin the cat
  • Half skin the cat
  • Alien splits
  • Meathook
  • One handed pike
  • Single arm hang

I’m now going to moisturise my poor hands! Which one is your favourite xx