Skipping Rope has *everything* going for it, girls. It’s the ultimate busy girl’s high-intensity workout so it’s hardly a surprise that heaps of celebs name it as one of their favorite ways to keep fit. Katy Perry is a huge fan. “I love jumping rope,” she says. “I can double jump, I can cross, all of it. I look like Rocky!”
If you’re looking for a way to add a little fun and creativity to your workouts, consider adding jump rope intervals. A good jump rope is one of the best investments you can make in your own fitness because it is an extremely effective form of cardiorespiratory exercise and doesn’t require much more than a little space, a timer, and some creativity.
There are many ways you can use a skipping rope, either on your own or with a bunch of your friends, to exercise. The essential way is when a solitary member uses it to hop. Then there’s ‘long rope’, which includes at least three members, two of whom turn the rope while one or more people bounce with it. The most troublesome variant, frequently called Double Dutch, additionally includes three or more members and utilizes two ropes turned as a part of inverse headings. Back in the days, rhymes were frequently chanted during this activity.
Humans burn about five calories to consume 1 liter of oxygen. This means that exercises that involve more muscles can increase the demand for oxygen, allowing you to expend more energy (burn more calories). Anyone who has swung a rope for more than 20 seconds knows that it’s a great way to elevate your heart rate and burn calories.
Check out the 12 Main Benefits of Skipping Rope Exercises for your Body Workout:
So check out these 12 reasons to dust off the old skipping rope and give it a try. You’ll feel like you’re in school again – in a good way!
- The effort takes to jump rope for 10 minutes is the equivalent of running a mile in eight minutes.
- One hour of rope skipping will burn up to 1,300 calories.
- According to the British Rope Skipping Association, 10 minutes of skipping can have the same health benefits as a 45-minute run.
- Skipping is a full body workout which uses your abdominals to stabilize the body, legs for jumping, shoulders, and arms for turning the rope.
- Skipping is less jolting on your joints than running.
- Once you’ve bought your rope, skipping is a zero-cost workout.
- Skipping helps to improve heart rate and blood pressure.
- It’s a good workout for all fitness levels as you can do it at a pace that suits you.
- Skipping regularly improves flexibility.
- It also aids your coordination and balance.
- A regular skipping session improves muscle tone in both the lower and upper body.
- Skipping is a weight-bearing exercise so can help in improving bone density, thus helping stave off osteoporosis.