Jumping Rope Best Exercise

Jumping rope is one of the best forms of aerobic exercise. Jumping rope can effectively burn calories- about 225 calories every 15 minutes. (For 150 lb individual). It is efficient, high intensity, calorie-burning activity and it can be done anywhere at home, outside, on travel without any expensive equipment.

Benefits of jumping rope for Fitness:

It is effective calorie burner. Jumping rope (130 revolutions/minute) burns as much calories as running at 6 miles per hour or cycling 12 miles per hour. Just 10 minutes of rope skipping is equivalent to a one-mile run!

It is less strenuous on foot joints, hips and knees compared to Running, since you land on the balls of your feet so the calves and shins absorb and control the impact, reducing the risk of typical runner’s injuries.

It is a complete exercise. It tones both upper and lower body muscles. Jumping rope helps developing athletic skills like Speed, Agility, Endurance, Timing, Coordination, Balance and Rhythm. It is great for heart and lungs.

It is fun and full of variety. This simple and exercise can have many variations and be mixed into a number of different routines.

It is easy to learn. People of all fitness levels and athletic abilities can learn to jump rope in a relatively short amount of time. In addition, there is a little chance that you get it wrong.

It is Inexpensive. Compared to most other fitness products, jump ropes are inexpensive. A decent quality jump rope is around $10 or less.

It is Portable. No other aerobic exercise equipment is comparable to the Jump Rope in portability making it perfect on travels.

It tones your body. Jumping rope will tone your calves, glutes, quadriceps, shoulders and wrists, as well as less obvious core muscles of the lower and upper back and abdominal muscles.

In order to benefit from rope jumping, it must be performed 3 to 5 times per week for at least 12 to 20 minutes, and at an intensity that will get the heart rate into training range.

Check this videos for many jumping rope variations


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