Thursday, August 22, 2013

Jumping Rope!

I love love love love love Jumping Rope. Jumping rope is a lesson in coordination and timing, whatever your skill level may be. The key to not falling on your face is short, quick contact with the floor, staying light on the balls of the feet.

Jumping rope for 10 minutes at 120RPH/35MPH produces the same cardior fitness as the following activities:

Riding your bike: 2 miles in 6 minutes
Jogging: 30 minutes at a moderate pace
Running: 1 mile in 10 minutes
Swimming: 720 yards in 12 minutes
Tennis: 90 minutes (singles)

This aerobic exercise can achieve a “burn rate” of up to 700 calories per hour of vigorous activity. Jumping rope for 15–20 minutes is enough to burn off the calories from most candy bars or that doughnut/bagel you ate this morning.

Jumping Rope is easy and you can  do it anywhere.  It is a total body exercise. YOu can even swing the rope side to side to engage the core more. It also helps develop speed, quickness, agility, balance, coordination, bone density, aerobic and anaerobic conditioning while toning and trimming the buttocks, tummy and waistline.  Anyone can do it and it takes no training to learn how to jump rope (and most of us know how). It makes you feel like a kid again (at least it does me. It only costs the cost of your jump rope, which is pretty cheap. You can do it inside or outside.

Now you know all about the very useful exercise. What are you waiting for?  Why not try it today!

Have a very fit day!

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