Didn't want to really post this online for all to see,but I couldn't figure out a way of adding a pic to a message. These are the bruises I had after about 3/4 hooping lessons(once weekly) it doesn't always affect everyone the same,but I just thought I'd show you the sort that I ended up with,and that it does reduce as you get better at it - the technique part that Katie6221 said is so true,it really will make all the difference.
Anyway,don't want to scare you,but just thought I'd show you what can be classed as normal as far as our class were concerned - maybe it's different if you're not using weighted hoops? I'm not sure anyway,I hope you keep it up and soon you'll be moving all over the place while still hula'ing😊
I'm glad to hear the technique worked for you!
I'm also very sorry to hear about your bruises! Those are some of the more intense that I've seen. If I'm absolutely honest, I frequently bruised after my more intense hooping sessions. Especially with my weighted hoop, just as you guessed. More often than not the bruises were on the outsides of my firearm and thigh. This is also sometimes made worse by RA. Some DMARDs and other medicines cause more intense bruising some, so that could also be a factor.
I did have one very very light hoop that never left bruises, but it was also very difficult to use, as the weight makes it easier to spin. After some practice, one of these lighter hoops might be better for you to try out! (I'll let you know when I remember the name of the lighter one 😊)
Good luck with your hooping!
This was years ago befor I was ill,and when I was very fit.so the hoop was quite weighted - I couldn't even dream of attempting that at the min as my left arch has completely collapsed,so standing up at the best of times is hard enough,without trying to hula too 😔
I do miss it though,as it was great fun,but as I said,my hoop(less weight than the class ones luckily) is still sitting in the back room waiting for as soon as I get my orthotics sorted - I'm hoping between that and taking the pup out as she gets older will help with my stability and core strength,then fingers crossed I can maybe try and get back into some of the other exercises that I used to do - I hate being so sedate,but as it's only for a couple of years while things settle,I can just about handle it without going too insane😝
Have fun with yours