Remember when you were a kid and you and your friends jumped rope all day? Well, bring that fun back! This fun activity benefits your wallet, heart, weight and the rest of your body. Here are five reasons why jumping rope workouts are awesome.
1) Jump Ropes are Really Cheap:
Gym membership fees are skyrocketing and exercise machines are becoming more advanced, bigger and pricier every year. So jumping rope is not so bad after all. Jump ropes range from $5 to $25 depending on the ropes weight and speed.
2) Jump Rope for Energy:
Most cardio exercises will improve your cardiovascular system, but not all can challenge the effectiveness of jumping rope. The heart, arteries and the veins, which sends blood and oxygen to and from your heart and the rest of the body, will improve your cardiovascular system. A healthy cardiovascular system provides lots of energy throughout the day.
3) Jump Rope, Lose Weight:
Train your body to lose weight. There are 3500 calories per pound, therefore, the more calories you lose (or burn through a combination of a vigorous workout and a proper diet) the fewer pounds you’ll have.
4) Jump Rope is Effective:
Jumping rope is fun and safe for your knees, ankles, and hips. This awesome exercise is just as effective as running – without the negative impact on your joints.
5) Jump Rope Muscle Toning:
Target and tone your muscles with jumping rope routines. The more variation your routine has the more your muscle will appreciate the challenge. For example, swinging the rope works the wrist, forearm, shoulders and back. The faster and longer (in time) you swing the more those muscles will work out. The exercise is also great for your calves, hamstrings, thighs and your Gluteus Maximus (a.k.a your butt).