Muscles Worked During Jumping Rope:
Core - Helps absorb shock and stabilize your body!
I'm not trying to reinvent the wheel here, so this is a good article about different kinds of jump ropes you can get. Mine is a speed rope with weighted handles. The weighted handles get your shoulders and back in on the action!
Benefits of Jumping Rope:
1. Jumping rope is one of those exercises that not only improves your muscular fitness but your cardiovascular fitness as well.
2. You can do it anywhere!
3. It's CHEAP!
4. It can be incorporated into your workout in many ways... Tabatas, HIIT, circuits, a quick finisher after a strength training workout... the possibilities are endless!
I am not a fancy jump roper. You need not be able to do fancy moves to reap the benefits of rope jumping. However, if you would like to try some stuff that's a little more advanced than the two footed hop, they have lots of videos on Youtube of men with six packs doing crazy stuff with a jump rope!
But I got distracted by videos like this...
I better get practicing!
Do you ever incorporate jumping rope into your workouts???
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