Who doesn’t love to Jump Rope!
I wanted to write this because of an incident today — jump rope is like getting an all-in-one strength-building, HIIT cardio machine that also prevents sports injuries, and it costs basically nothing. A woman in the gym today stated that “isnt that a kiddies play toy” to which I replied “what are you smoking’!
Jumping rope is awesome for any workout, and there are a few reasons why you should try to include it in your workout.
Jumping rope isn’t just for the playground (gym woman!) or just a warm up exercise —so here are my reasons as to why it can be classed as a big player!
1. Building Strength
Being active and healthy is about overall fitness, and everyone knows that fitness and weight loss are two totally different things; simply losing weight isn’t essential for how to get fit!
The real advantage of skipping is that its an easy exercise to take up for beginners, wondering how to get stronger. Just 30 minutes can build strength, and enhance overall muscle tone. It is like a daily mini-workout in one, especially for the arms and legs — your quads, delts, and hamstrings all reap the benefits.
2. HIIT Cardio
Jumping rope is a really effective as high intensity interval training (HIIT).
HIIT cardio — also known as high-intensity intermittent exercise — burns more calories to lose weight right. So in terms of burning calories through aerobic exercise, you can’t go wrong with skipping!
3. Full-Body Exercise for Beginners
This is basic training so it’s ideal for beginners to include as part of their workout plan. It’s also a good dynamic core exercise, I definitely feel my abs when I do it.
4. Injury Prevention
This is a great reason alone to take up this exercise.
So skipping is great for your core and legs as I explained earlier. So as well as improving foot coordination, it strengthens your ankle and feet areas which are susceptible to injury. Why do you think boxers or football players include this in their workout? They have to do so many sharp moves and turns as part of their sport – and that can put a lot of strain on the muscle tissue over time. Jumping rope helps strengthen those muscles thus reducing injuries.
5. No Gym Needed
You don’t need a gym to jump rope – you can do it at home – a hotel room – your garden and even when you travel wherever you want!
And there you have it! Add this to your workout whether you’re a beginner or advanced and to the lady from the gym – stick that in your pipe and smoke it!
As always #livebetter