Hula-Hooping


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Hula-Hooping

 

a physical exercise consisting of the rotation of a hoop up and down the body without use of the hands. Only trunk, legs, and neck movements are used. The hoop is usually hollow and made of polyethylene. Hula-hooping became popular in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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