The Benefits of Jumping Rope

How to Burn Fat FAST, Improve Rhythm, and
Build a Body Like a Fighter

Jumping rope is one the best workouts that everyone should be adding into their weekly fitness routine. Whether you are a fighter looking to get an edge on your opponents, a stay-at-home parent with only 15 minutes a day to get a sweat in, or someone trying to burn the extra weight from the COVID-19 quarantine. No matter what the circumstance, jumping rope is a tool that you will help you.

There are 3 main reasons to begin jumping roping at least once a week.

1 | Burn More Calories

An essential part to weight loss is burning calories. While many think that running miles upon miles each day, cycling or swimming are the best forms of burning calories, the truth is that jumping rope is a significantly better way to get lean.

Studies show that jumping rope for 10 minutes is equivalent to running for 30 minutes, at an 8-minute/mile pace. That means that 10 minutes of jumping rope is just as effective (if not more) than running 3 1/2 miles in 30 minutes.

Though running can be therapeutic for some, there is no doubt that when it comes to burning unwanted fat - jumping rope supersedes every other form of cardio. 

2 | Full Body Workout

Along with burning calories, another reason to start jumping rope is the full body workout that you get. From the muscles on the bottom of your feet to the muscles in your neck and shoulders, you'll work nearly every muscle in the body during a 10 minute jump rope session.

While bouncing up and down on your toes, you are strengthening your feet, calves and knees (without damaging the joints, like running on concrete does). The holding of the handles on the jumprope improves grip strength, which builds muscles in the forearms and biceps. All while keeping your arms at an angle that builds stronger shoulders and upper body strength. 

With all of the muscles working in coordination, jumping rope is a no-brainer to build and lean out the entire body.

3 | Feeling Amazing

Jumping rope also exercises parts of the body that are more important than anything else - mental clarity, joy and relaxation. Unlike running or swimming, whihc requires irregular breathing patterns (deep inhales, deep exhales), jumping rope exercises the lungs with less intense and more natural breathing patterns. Combine that with the endorphin release that comes with any form of cardio, and you will be feeling unstoppable after a short (but wildly effective) workout.

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