Jump-Rope Cardio

“I have started gaining interest in jump rope when I saw my favorite boxer in his training sessions. Well as we can observer almost every boxers include jumping jacks as part of their workout. It made me them wonder whats in it and how can it help them. Read below for the answers.”

Old-time boxers knew what they were doing. According to the Compendium of Physical Studies, jumping rope for 10 minutes can burn as many calories as jogging at an eight-minute-per-mile pace. No wonder many fitness experts call the jump rope the best all-around piece of exercise equipment you can own. Here are five reasons to learn the ropes:

1.) Cost. Unlike a treadmill, elliptical, or other high-tech cardio machine, jump ropes sell for about $15, and a good one should last for years — if not decades.

2.) Portability. You can take it anywhere and use it indoors or out.

3.) Strength gain. Jumping builds bone-mineral density and improves total-body power. Athletes have used it to improve their vertical jump height.

4.) Improved coordination. The jump rope forces you to keep a rhythmic pace and use proper form, otherwise you trip.

5.) Fat loss. Jumping rope involves nearly every muscle. Some people report that it’s the only cardio they need to lose fat.

 

THE WORKOUT
This beginner’s routine will jump-start your conditioning

Jump for 30 reps swinging the rope forward. If you trip up, it’s OK, just continue until you hit 30. Rest 30 seconds, and then do another 30 reps, swinging the rope backward. (Hint: it’s harder.) Rest again. That’s one set. Perform four to eight sets depending on your endurance. If you have never

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