Jump rope is rarely used when it comes to working out, but did you know that it’s effective in training your whole body? It’s even one of the best equipment if you want to strengthen your core! Not to mention that it burns a lot of unwanted fat in a short time.
And no, it’s not only for little girls. It may be old school, but using it is actually very good for your cardio routine. In addition to that, it easily fits in your bag, so you can do it almost anywhere. Just be sure you’re on a flat surface and that there are no rocks or other stuff that you may trip on.
So are you ready to learn rope skipping like a pro? Here are some variations you can do using a jump rope, suggested by Dr. Phoenyx Austin on Mind Body Green:
Skip Yourself Slim With 5 Jump Rope Exercises
If you’re looking for a wicked calorie burn, I’ve got a great workout for you! But first, you’ll have to take a little trip — or better yet, a little skip — down memory lane. Time to whip out your jump ropes, boys and girls! Today we get old school with our fitness. Read more…
You can also try to mix these exercises to create your own workout. Here’s an example by strength and conditioning specialist Martin Rooney on Men’s Fitness:
THE BEST JUMP-ROPE WORKOUT
Improve conditioning and foot speed with this fat burning jump rope circuit. Read more…
Finally, here are three tips to make your workouts very effective, as discussed by Dave Hunt on Muscle and Fitness.
3 STEPS TO ROPE SKIPPING LIKE A PRO
Jumping rope torches a ton of calories, builds athleticism and looks incredibly cool—if you do it right. If you’re tripping yourself up on every rotation of the rope, you’re not likely to impress anyone. But you have to start somewhere and the best place, of course, is the bare basics. Read more…
Jump rope is ideal because it’s portable, burns a lot of calories, boosts your heart health, improves coordination, reduces your risk of injuries, and strengthens your upper and lower body. Plus, it’s relatively cheap – it costs under $20! It relives your childhood, too. All in all, it’s a great way to add fun to your usual workouts.
Don’t get discouraged if you keep on tripping. Just keep on practicing, and you’ll learn the skills of rope skipping like a pro in no time!
Note: Jump rope will keep your heart racing, so if you have heart or breathing problems, please consult a doctor first before trying it.
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