It is important to mention that this exercise is great for people who are suffering from joint pain, injuries, bad knees or sore feet.
The best part is that you can do this exercise at your home and all you need is a jump rope.
This exercise offers many benefits, and some of them are:
- A whole body exercise
This exercise will tone the muscles on your legs and in same time will work on your abs, arms, back and shoulders.
- Burns Calories
It is scientifically proved that 10 minutes of jumping a rope provide same results as 30 minutes of jogging. Namely, scientists explain that when it comes to burning calories and cardiovascular improvement, jumping a rope is equally effective as jogging.
- Improves Coordination
Have you ever tried jumping a rope? Well, although it seems quite simple, skipping the rope is not easy – at all. This exercise will improve your reflexes, balance and coordination, as well.
- It’s Versatile
You can perform this exercise anywhere you want: indoors in your home, in the backyard, at the park or on the beach. You can combine jumping a rope and running and thus burn even more calories.
Make sure to buy proper rope with adequate length, made by proper material and with handles. You can buy such rope from stores for sport equipment;
You will need shoes with no padding, but you also can jump barefoot;
It is extremely important to keep your head and the entire body straight and look ahead. Also, you should bent your knees a bit and keep the elbows near your body;
You should spin the rope with your wrists instead the arms;
Another important thing is to grip the jump rope handles with your fingers and not with your palms;
Use the front of your feet to propel you and to land. While skipping, your heels not touch the ground. There is no need to jump too high, only enough to skip the rope;
Over time, after a few weeks of regular training you can challenge yourself and try crossover, single leg hop and double turn;