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The benefits of rope jumping

The benefits of rope jumping

Apr 13, 2021

It is THE common point between a little girl in the playground and a heavyweight boxing champion! But jumping rope is more than a child’s toy, it’s one of the best weapons you can use to develop your physical abilities. Discover here the benefits of rope jumping.

Boost your cardio-vascular capacities

You can jump rope calmly in long sets of 10 to 15 minutes for an endurance type of training, or mix shorter sets with other exercises like lunges or squats. You can further increase the intensity by incorporating double-unders. If you haven’t mastered them yet, don’t hesitate to check out our article on How to do double-unders without skipping a beat?

An excellent calorie burner

There are many articles showing that jumping rope is the best calorie burner, by far. According to some studies, jumping rope can burn twice as many calories as jogging. To be honest, we haven’t conducted our own research on the subject. But it is certain that jump rope is an essential tool in sports with categories based on the athlete’s weight. Why do you think boxers use the jump rope to lose weight quickly in the lead up to a fight?

Tone up the muscles

A lot of muscles are involved when you jump rope. The calves are of course the most solicited, go gradually if you start because the soreness can be quite intense! The thighs and glutes also contribute to the jump and landing. But that’s not all. The abdominal muscles are involved in maintaining posture and balance. In addition, the muscles of the arms and shoulders are kept under constant tension.

Other general physical skills

Do you know the 10 general skills most widely recognized by sports physiologists? They are cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy. Many of these are developed through the practice of jumping rope.

Easy to use anywhere

Your jump rope will go everywhere with you! On vacation by the pool, you can mix short sets with swimming laps and why not squats or a few push-ups. No time to go to the gym? Spend 30 minutes at home doing a quick jump rope workout and you won’t feel like you’ve been slacking off today!

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