Rope Jumping: The benefits
The all-rounder for your fitness goals
Amazing for weight loss
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 fewer calories than you burn, you gain weight.
One of the most popular benefits of skipping is how quickly you can burn calories, especially when using 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 pay attention to your head or not, your brain always knows what your feet are doing. Rope skipping is good for coordination for this simple reason.
Jumping rope makes your feet move up and down quickly as you jump, so it's a great workout for sports that involve constantly changing direction, such as basketball, boxing, football or any other sport that requires a lot of full-body coordination.
From the outside, rope skipping often looks very easy. However, it is important that the jump is made at exactly the right time. The right timing between the jump and the rope swing requires precise coordination of the individual movement patterns. With increasing practice, your coordination skills will continuously improve.
Reduce foot and ankle injuries
How many professional basketball and soccer players end a season or even their career early because of a foot or ankle injury?
A lot. In fact, about 25% of all injuries in the 2019 NBA postseason 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 whole thing collapsing. 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.
Jumping rope strengthens the muscles, ligaments and tendons that surround your feet and ankles, making you less susceptible to injury to these structures.
NOTE: Beginners often complain of sore feet after the first few workouts. This is because you are working all these new, cool muscles around your feet and ankles that you have not been working regularly. If you are new to jumping rope and your feet hurt, keep going but make sure you warm up well to avoid injury. Therefore, don't worry and continue with the training! With practice, the aching feeling in your feet will subside.
Improves your posture
Today, we live in a society where everyone spends most of their day hunched in front of a computer and smartphone
However, a permanent hunched posture causes the shoulders to slump and a growing hunchback to form. This deformity usually manifests itself in the form of discomfort in the lower back and the intervertebral discs.
In contrast, the correct jumping rope style pulls the shoulder blades back and straightens the spine. This has the added benefit of making you look taller again.
NOTE: Skipping 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 during exercise, it also improves digestion and blood flow to the brain.
Increases your bone density
Sports scientists from the USA have found that simply jumping up and down is one of the best exercises for improving bone density.
This makes skipping rope one of the best exercises to gain healthy bones.
Why is improved bone density so important?
That's a good question.
Put yourself back into the example from before and imagine that your body is a building. While your feet and ankles are the foundation, your bones are the infrastructure, the beams and pillars that hold the building together and stabilise it.
Bone density is an indication of bone health, and strong bones do not break so easily.
The repetitive bouncing motion of skipping rope benefits your bones in a way that lifting weights and other forms of cardio do not.
Helps you recover from an injury
Correctly executed rope skipping is a gentle 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 boost recovery after injury.
The reason for this is that when done correctly, the whole body is involved during the jump up and down. In addition, jumping rope has the advantage that you are exposed to a low impact load 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 you progress the development of both the left and right hemispheres of your brain, which improves spatial awareness and reading ability, as well as boosting memory and making 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 exercise.
Jumping rope increases your intelligence because your brain is always actively working. It monitors your rhythm and whole-body coordination so that you can jump rope properly over time.
More than just cardio
We know that jumping with a thinner rope is great endurance training. Alternatively, you can run on the treadmill or get on the bike for an endurance training.
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 will not only train your endurance, but also your muscles. Your advantage: you kill two birds with one stone!
For any beginner, the skipping rope is an amazing way to burn a lot of calories and body fat.
It is fun!
Who said getting fit has to be boring and torturous?
The training should deliver the results you want and be a lot of fun at the same time.
We love skipping ropes for all the above reasons and more. But the biggest reason that we personally have been skipping ropes for many years is that it's a lot of fun! There are endless tricks to learn and you have the opportunity to jump almost anywhere.
Why is it important that your training is fun?
If you hate to do something, you won't do it for long.
If your exercise routine is boring or painful or doesn't give you the results you want, you won't stick with it.
Skipping rope is fun, effective and fits perfectly into your schedule in only 15-30 minutes per day
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