Are you bored of lifting weights? Or you just tired of performing the same cardio routines every day? Or maybe you just don’t have time to go to the gym? Or perhaps you need a quick and fun way to burn calories every morning? Well then, we have something you will love. It is rope jumping.
Anyone who has ever used a skipping rope knows that it just takes a little more than 30 seconds to elevate your heart rate. Therefore, a good rope skipping routine is not a bad investment to make. It is an extremely effective way to burn fats and require little space and time to execute. Not convinced yet, below are 5 more reasons you should start skipping already
#1: It Helps In Coordination
You need to synchronize your legs and hands simultaneously to work out with a skipping rope. Therefore, it is an effective tool to improve coordination between various muscle groups in your body. Performing some skipping before or after your weight training can help you achieve this.
#2: Great for high intensity workouts
Adding rope jumps between sets adds to the overall intensity of your workouts. Also, skipping the rope with high intensity after completing your weight training routine can help you shed off excess fats with ease.
#3: Increased Resilience of Leg Muscles
Leg muscles like calves become stiff with weight training over time. Stiff muscles are an invitation to injury. People who perform heavy calves raises generally complain of stiff calve muscles. Skipping ropes regularly will provide strength as well as elasticity to the surrounding tendons and fascia.
#4: It’s Easy and Portable
A skipping rope is something that occupies the least space in your travel bag. Also, you hardly need any floor space to do a rope jump workout. If you do not have time to go to gym or you are traveling, skipping ropes come in handy as they provide the best option for a quick workout session. Mix it with a few body weight moves like push-ups, squats and burpees and you can have a good overall workout session.
#5: Can Be Used As Warm-Up/Cool Down
Skipping ropes can be used as a go-to tool to get your body warmed up before a workout. You just have to lower the intensity. And with very low intensity it can be used as cool down tool too, after your weight training.
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