How many of us was inspired by Rocky Balboa while watching him running and jumping with the skipping rope?
And how many of us actually go running or jumping?
So we have good new to you.We would like to introduce you ten reasons why you should start jumping with the skipping rope today.So relax,read the article and go jumping.
1.Easy to Learn.
People of all fitness levels and athletic abilities can start skipping in a very short time. All you need it’s a skipping rope and a few meters of empty space. Learning the basic skipping techniques can be taken at your own pace in a relaxed and comfortable environment.
But the learning curve is exponential and you will soon be finding your rhythm and skipping the basic moves like a professional. It’s really easy and it’s very cheap.
2.It’s super portable.
Are you traveling, or do you not feel like going to the gym today? Throw your jump rope in your suitcase and bring it with you on vacation or whenever you just want to fit in a quick workout anywhere.
If you’re short on time, even just a 8-minutes jump rope workout will help you stay fit when you’re traveling or away from your normal workout routine.
3.It’s good for your heart.
Our heart it’s most important muscle in our body and there’s no better workout to get your heart rate up and keep your heart happy than jump roping.
Jumping rope on a regular basis improves your cardiovascular fitness, the ability of the heart and lungs to supply oxygen to working muscles.
4.The Physical Benefits.
Skipping burns up to 900 calories per hour, making it extremely efficient when used as a workout. Skipping tones and develops muscles, obviously in the lower body but also in the upper body as well.
Skipping will help improve cardio-respiratory (heart and lungs) fitness (or stamina), flexibility, co-ordination, balance, rhythm and symmetry.
5.The Mental Benefits.
We know that exercise is good for the brain. But did you know that activities with BOTH physical and mental demands (like slacklining, ballroom dancing or jumping rope) have higher impacts on cognitive functioning than exercise tasks alone (like the treadmill or stationary bike)?
Turns out the very best workouts for brain health involve coordination, rhythm, and strategy. So the next time you’re jumping rope, challenge yourself to try some jump rope tricks. Turns out they’re really good for your brain.
You might not worry about osteoporosis yet, but maybe in the near future jumping rope helped you prevent this condition.
Researchers of the University of Colorado have shown that simply jumping up and down helps to strengthen your bones. Studies in Japan, having rats jump up and land 40 times during a week increased their bone density significantly after 24 weeks.
7.Improves Coordination, Speed and Agility.
The Jump Rope Institute reports that “jumping on balls of the feet requires the body and mind to make neural muscular adjustments to imbalances created from continuous jumping.
As a result jumping improves dynamic balance, coordination and reflexes.” This is why Muhammad Ali was able to “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”
Skipping is great fun and can easily become an addiction!
Once you grasp the basic techniques, the natural rhythm and stylish, economic movements of skipping give a great feeling. Skipping brings out a child-like delight in everyone, leaving a smile on your face even though you are getting the benefits of a fantastic form of exercise.
Combine this with the exciting skipping tricks that can be learnt and the wonderful group activities like long rope games and double dutch skipping…..well, I think I have covered the fun aspect.
So what are you waiting for?
Take your skipping rope and go jump.You will love it i promise.