There are so many different ways to get your cardio in. I pull out my jump rope when I don’t feel like going to the gym.
A jump rope is easy and portable. For me, it just means going outside my apartment building, setting up my phone with an interval app and adding a little music to get me through.
If you don’t have a lot of time, you can still get in an effective workout. You can be a beginner or advanced jumper.
If you didn’t know, this is an amazing way to fit in some cardio but also get a full-body workout in. Jump roping may look like it’s all in the arms but it can take some practice to nail down the right form.
You can just jump steady or you can do an interval-style workout. An interval or HIIT workout can incorporate several different exercises to help you burn calories and keep things interesting.
Don’t have a lot of time?
Try this 10-minute jump rope workout
This is great for beginners or advanced jumpers. It’s great for anyone looking for a total-body workout.
What are other benefits of jumping rope?
Jumping rope improves your heart health
Jumping rope can increase your V02 Max, the measure of the maximum amount of oxygen a person can utilize during exercise. The higher someone’s VO2 max, the more cardiovascular endurance they have.
Jumping rope can decrease belly fat
HIIT exercise like jump rope has been linked to faster fat loss results, particularly around your abs and your trunk muscles. By pulling your core tight during a jump rope exercise routine, you can target that area and start sculpting abs.
Jumping rope can improve your balance
When was the last time you jumped rope?