What is a good for?
- Calorie burning
- Upper body
- Lower body
What exactly is a skipping rope?
Way more than a child’s toy, a skipping rope is an excellent tool for an efficient workout. It easy to use, transportable and takes up very little space, but more than that regular skipping is excellent for:
- Burning calories – a massive 1300 per hour
- Full body workout – core muscles to stabilise the body, legs fro jumping and arms for spinning the rope
- Improving heart rate and blood pressure
- Improving balance and coordination
- Improving flexibility
Skipping rope workout techniques
Skipping ropes are quite easy to learn, simply jump as you spin the rope towards your feet. Don’t jump too high, just enough to clear the rope.You can jump with both feet or take it in turn
Skipping rope varieties
Weighted rope – these kind of ropes are heavier, hence adding to effort required and improving the workout
Speed rope – these kind of ropes are lighter and may contain ball bearings in the handle to allow for a faster spin, forcing you to jump faster