The Benefits of Jumping Rope
1️⃣ Burn more fat, faster❗️
10 minutes of jumping rope has been proven to be just as effective, if not more so, than 30 minutes of running. The study was conducted at Arizona State University and found an equal level of improvement in cardiovascular gain between 92 male athletes divided into two groups; one group jumped rope for 10 minutes a day and the other ran for 30 minutes a day over a period of 6 weeks.
2️⃣ Tones your whole body❗️
Jumprope activates the leg muscles, but it also tones your shoulders, back, chest, arms and abs. Each time you bring your foot off the ground, you’re engaging your core muscles without having to do one sit up or plank.
3️⃣ Develop all round athletic abilities❗️
Helps to improve your speed, hand eye coordination, timing, reflexes, balance and posture. Many athletes of other sports use jumprope to supplement their training because of this.
4️⃣ Low Impact❗️
Jumprope is actually used to help athletes recover from joint injury this is because skipping is a high intensity but low impact sport. When performed correctly, with low bounces from the balls of the feet, jumprope has a lower impact on your joints than jogging or running, not only minimising ankle and knee injuries but actually aiding them in recovery by building the muscles in the ankles and knees that support the ligaments surrounding the joint.
5️⃣ Effective and affordable❗️
A jumprope packs up small and a workout can happen anywhere from inside an apartment, to the sidewalk, park or gym. Jumprope is an affordable and inclusive workout designed for everyone, especially during uncertain times when the gyms are closed 💪🏻
6️⃣ It’s good for your brain ❗️
Having to coordinate so many different parts of your body increases the activity in your brain. Jumprope has been proven to improve memory, alertness, concentration and reading skills. Currently there are studies investigating the benefits of jumprope in staving off dementia.
7️⃣ It’s Fun!!! 🎉
Jumping rope is one of the most fun and creative forms of fitness available. It’s easy to do to your favourite music, with children, friends or even as a form of meditation. Most people report that they barely realise they’re working out!