Jump Rope

13 Jun

I feel like jumping rope is underrated. It’s an activity we did as kids and somehow grew out of after the 5th grade. Yet it is a fantastic cardiovascular exercise! Not only does jumping rope benefit your heart and lungs it is inexpensive and can be done anywhere.

Jumping rope is a cardiovascular exercise that engages multiple muscle groups at once, making it effective for burning calories. If weight loss is your goal, try jumping rope in between lifting sets. This will keep your heart rate up and you will burn more calories. Jumping rope can also improve timing, coordination, and balance.

Having the proper form and technique will help to prevent injury and maximize results.

THE BASICS

  • Keep shoulders relaxed and elbows close to your torso. The rope should be turned using your wrists and forearms.
  • Jump no more that a few inches off the ground. Land softly and put your weight on the balls of your feet. This will reduce high impact on joints.

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One Response to “Jump Rope”

  1. AnthonyR June 13, 2013 at 5:48 pm #

    100% agree. Jumping rope = best!

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