SKIPPING ROPES AND HOW EFFECTIVE AN EXERCISE IS IT!
Skipping ropes or Jump ropes as they are also called are very popular and often promoted for weight loss.
Now, you might be thinking… Aren’t skipping ropes meant for children?
Well, yes. Skipping ropes is a very favoured children’s game but it is a great exercise to build up stamina and endurance. Athletes find themselves using this exercise for the very same reason.
WHERE DO I START
The first thing you need to start this exercise is obviously, a skipping rope. What you need is a good quality sturdy plastic rope that is used in a gym and are easier for speed work.The next step is to make sure that the rope fits you comfortably, as most ropes are 8 to 10 feet long. Stand on the rope and hold the handles on either side at waist height, you can adjust the rope at that length.
The next thing you need to make sure to pick a nice, flat surface to jump on like an exercise mat or concrete floor. If you are working outdoors, make sure there is nothing in the way like pebbles, sticks, or long stalks of grass.
BENEFITS OF SKIPPING ROPE
Now you might be wondering how skipping rope will actually help you. Here’s how –
The above stated reasons are enough to get anyone off their chair and start skipping. However, what if you’re not ready to commit to this exercise yet? Or what if your coordination hasn’t aligned well enough for you to do this exercise properly?
Well, to that I always say. Just start. Even if you can make it to 5 repetitions, just start. You can also do some other exercises on the side that offer quite the same benefits of skipping rope, albeit not in the same proportion. So here are a few exercises you can do while you improve on your jump rope capabilities.
Aerobic exercises are a great to be incorporated into your regular exercise routines. The promise a variety of benefits and you can do these exercises literally anywhere!
Now, go get your sweat on!