I’ve been really enjoying aerial hoop conditioning lately. I struggle to do enough during a normal practise session to ache anymore (yay!) but sometimes I do just want to feel the burn! I definitely feel it when I do conditioning! Doing specific strength exercises has so many benefits.

The Benefits

It’s great for building your strength, helping with pain tolerance and improving your grip. These in turn will make the moves you can do feel easier and you’ll progress quicker with new moves. After you’ve been doing regular conditioning sessions, you can see how much easier the Different Ways to Move up the Hoop feel.

I tend to do 5-10 minutes at the end of each lesson or training session. I also do a pure conditioning session every so often, my arms are literally shaking by the end! There are loads of conditioning moves so I’ve picked a few of my favourites. Try to do each move 10 – 15 times or hold for a minute, increase or decrease this depending on your level.

The moves

  • Hocks sit ups
  • Pike pull ups
  • Front balance mounts
  • Straddles
  • Pikes
  • Pulls ups
  • Side knee taps
  • V sit
  • Straight leg raises
  • Knee raises
  • Inverted rows
  • Plank

Now I’m going to moisturise my poor hands! What are your favourite conditioning exercises? xx