In a recent issue of Men’s Health Magazine, metabolic training expert BJ Gaddour states that hula hooping is a great way to “juice” the hip joints, thereby making the joints stronger, more supple, and more adaptable to training related stress.

“Joint circling brings in fresh synovial fluids that nourish, lubricate, and hydrate your joints”, says Gaddour. Rotation of the joints, while not under load (what Gaddour calls “joint circling”) helps to reduce friction between the joints by introducing fresh fluids that “oil” the joint and transport waste, leaving the area refreshed. Joint rotation also helps increase the range of motion in a joint, leading to increased flexibility.