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Fitness is very individual and every body is different, but the basic principles are the same.
If you consume more calories than you burn, you lose weight.
If you consume more calories than you burn, you gain weight.
One of the number one benefits of jumping rope, is how quickly you can burn calories, especially when using the heavy ropes.
Jumping rope is very easy, fun and amazingly effective for weight loss. In fact, you can burn up to 450 calories in just 15 minutes.
Improve Your Coordination
Whether you think about it or not, your brain always knows what your feet are doing. Jumping rope is great for coordination for this simple reason.
When jumping rope, your feet move up and down quickly by jumping, so it's great for training for sports where you constantly need to change direction, such as basketball, boxing, football or any other sport that requires a lot of whole-body coordination.
From the outside, jumping rope often looks very simple. However, it is important that the jump is made at exactly the right time. The correct timing between the jump and the rope swing requires precise coordination of the individual movement patterns. With increasing practice, your coordination skills will improve continuously.
Reduce foot and ankle injuries
How many professional basketball and football players end a season or even their career prematurely because of a foot or ankle injury?
A lot. In fact, about 25% of all 2019 NBA postseason injuries could be attributed to foot or ankle injuries.
Imagine that your body is a building. Your feet and ankles are the foundation of the building. You cannot neglect them without risking the collapse of the entire thing. However, if you make sure that your feet and ankles are strong enough and healthy, nothing and no one can bring you down so easily.
Rope skipping strengthens the muscles, ligaments and tendons that surround your feet and ankles, making you less prone to injuries in these areas
NOTE: Beginners often complain about sore feet after their first workouts. The reason for this is that all these new, cool muscles are being worked around your feet and ankles that you haven't regularly worked on before. If jumping rope is new to you and your feet hurt, go ahead but make sure you warm up well to avoid injury. Therefore, do not worry and continue with the training! As you practice, the aching sensation in your feet will subside.
Improves Your Posture
Today we live in a society where everyone spends most of their day hunched over in front of the computer and smartphone.
However, a persistently hunched posture leads to the shoulders slumping and an increasingly large rounded back forming. Most often, this deformity is noticeable in the form of discomfort in the area of the lower back and intervertebral discs.
In contrast, through the training of jumping rope, the shoulder blades are pulled back and the spine erected in the correct rope jump execution. This has the added advantage that you thereby appear taller.
NOTE: Jumping rope won't make you taller, but the improved posture will make you stand up straighter, which will make you appear taller. Good posture is not only important while you work out, it also improves digestion and blood flow to the brain.
Improves your bone density
Sports scientists from the US have found that simply jumping up and down is one of the best exercises for improving bone density.
This makes jumping rope one of the best exercises for having healthy bones.
Why is improved bone density so important?
That's a good question.
Place yourself again in the example from before and imagine that your body is a building. While your feet and ankles are the foundation, your bones represent the interior structure, the beams and pillars that hold the building together and stabilize it.
Bone density is a guide to bone health - and strong bones don't break as easily.
The repetitive bouncing motion of jump rope benefits your bones in a way that lifting weights and other forms of cardio don't.
Helps you recover from injury
Properly executed rope skipping is a low-impact exercise that can help you recover from an injury.
When someone is injured and/or suffers physical trauma, jumping rope is the most basic exercise to kick-start post-injury recovery.
The reason for this is that when performed correctly, the entire body is involved during the jumping up and down. In addition, jumping rope has the advantage that you are exposed to a low impact strain during the movement, so the likelihood of re-injury is reduced.
A special kind of brain jogging
We know this might sound a little crazy, but according to the Jump Rope Institute, jumping rope helps advance your your left and right brain development, which improves spatial awareness and reading ability, as well as boosts your memory and makes you more mentally alert.
Jumping on the balls of your feet requires your body and mind to make many neural-muscular adjustments to imbalances that result from constant jumping.
As a result, dynamic balance, coordination, reflexes, bone density and muscular endurance are improved during the exercise.
Rope skipping increases your intelligence, because your brain is always actively working. It monitors your rhythm and whole-body coordination, so you can jump rope properly over time.
More than just cardio
We know that jumping with a thinner rope is a great endurance workout. Alternatively, you can run on the treadmill or get on the bike for an endurance workout.
In addition, we know that lifting weights is a great workout to build muscle mass.
We've developed weighted ropes to give you more than a simple cardio workout that leaves you feeling out of breath at the end of an exercise.
If you use our heavy ropes during your intensive workout, you train not only your endurance, but also your muscles. Your advantage: You kill two birds with one stone!
For every beginner, the jump rope is a great opportunity to burn a lot of calories and body fat.
Who said it has to be boring and torturous to get fit?
The workout should deliver the results you want and be a whole lot of fun at the same time.
We love skipping ropes for all the reason mentioned above and more. But the deciding factor for why we personally have been jumping rope for many years is that it is a blast! There are endless tricks to learn and have the opportunity to jump almost anywhere.
Why is it important that your workout is fun?
If you hate doing something, you won't be doing it for long.
If your workout routine is boring or painful or doesn't give you the results you want, you won't stick with it.
Rope skipping is fun, effective and fits perfectly into your schedule with only 15-30 min per day.