Jump Rope Workout

Jump roping is a great workout. It is also a great way to burn calories without going to the gym. Whether you are looking for a home workout or a travel workout, a jump rope can burn over 10 calories per minute! If you are bored with the treadmill and stationary bike, jump rope is a great way to change up your cardio. 

6 Reasons Jump Rope is a Great Hotel Workout

  • Jump rope is a great way to burn calories. According to WebMD, you would have to run an 8 minute mile to burn the same amount of calories (estimated minimum of 10 calories per second).
  • Jump ropes are also highly portable. You can easily tuck the rope into a shoe or the pocket of your luggage.
  • Jump rope offers a full body workout because you are using your upper and lower body.
  • Jump rope does put stress on your knees, ankles and hips, but it is lower impact than running.
  • A study found participants who used jump ropes had greater appetite suppressionthan those who cycled.
  • Jump ropes are inexpensive. Many cost less than $20.

Jump Rope Basics

  • Choose a jump rope that rotates easily at the handles.
  • Find the right sized rope by stepping on the center of the rope with both feet. Pull the handles up towards your chest. The handles should reach your armpits.
  • Beginners should start with a simple jump rope (not beaded or weighted). This will ensure you maintain proper form until you are more advanced.
  • Advanced jumpers can use a weighted rope for more of a challenge.
  • Regardless of skill level, jump roping should be done wearing cross training tennis shoes (never barefoot).
  • Remember to keep your knees bent slightly and keep your weight on the balls on your feet.
  • Keep your chin up and look forward while you are jumping.
  • As a beginner, you only need to jump 1″ or less off the ground. More advanced jumpers can try more advanced moves like double-unders.
  • You do not want to jump on hard surfaces such as concrete because it hurt your knees. Plush carper will also be difficult to jump on.

Jump Rope Workout

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Posted by Kristina Portillo on 09 November, 2015 home workout, jump rope, travel workout |
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