I loove to jump rope once I start doing it - as with most people I fight my lazy self before I exercise, but once I start i'm golden. I created a playlist that keeps me moving while I jump rope -it's fast and heavy on the bass. I jump rope every other day.
Jumping rope is truly great and as the below person said, it does help rid oneself of belly fat!
1/24/2009 10:15:19 AM
I started jumping rope to lose the last couple of pounds after i had my daughter, that was almost 3 years ago and i have kept it up with 20 minutes of rope jumping at 150 turns a minute everyday. its an excellent exercise and i gave up doing my ad exercises because my abs looked better after a few months of jumping rope then they did after 10 years of ab exercises, definately something to atleast try
I'm intrigued by the great benefits this seems to suggest.
When the article says that jumping rope for 10 minutes has the same benefit as jogging for 30 minutes -- what does that mean, really? According to the Fitness Tracker, the calories are not similar (10 minutes of fast rope jumping = 180 calories burned while 30 minutes of slow jogging (12-minute mile) = 384. It wouldn't keep your heart rate up for the typically recommended 30-60 minute period.
I know, I know, I could do it for longer than 10 minutes. But I'd like to understand more about the claim of 10 minutes of jumping equalling 30 minutes of jogging.
It just dawned on me that I could jump rope at work without a video or leaving for the gym...so I looked it up! I can't wait to try this out!!! Great idea for shift workers/people who work a lot. I could even add it into my morning without having to wake up much earlier (0330 is bad enough!) GREAT!! I am so excited!!
I started a prgram this monday. I jump rope for 15 minutes. I do about 3 sessions of 5 minutes. Thats about 210 calories for 15 minutes. I do this 5 times a week. Thats 1050 calories a week. I am trying to keep this pace for a month. Thats a little more than a pound a month just with 15min of jumping rope. Thats if my eating is controlled of course. I love jumping rope, its fun, fast and your legs get fast results.
I use jumping rope as a part of interval training. Just 10-15 mins is very beneficial: Jump all out for 1-2 minutes, then march or step side to side for 1-2 minutes...my heart rate monitor lets me know how many calories I burn and its usually a lot! Pretty close to going for a 30 min. run. If you're pressed for time...consider jumping rope! Oh, and its fun too! :o)
I remember jumping rope in my early years, as a child, and as an adult with my teenage nieces. Those were my thinest times. There is something to be said about jumping rope. Maybe I need to go back to it. With summer nearing this will be a great time to start.
Jumping rope is great exercise. Nearly all ofnus know how to do it. My only concern is the high-impact it has. I do my cardio on a Gazelle which low to no impact so they should workout nicely together.
Great article. Remember how we jumped rope in grade school? I was never any good at going "in the back door" or being able to jump "Double-Dutch" but I did jump a lot. I love BOXERS because they can jump rope for hours.
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