Why Jump Rope is my favorite cardio
Updated: Apr 4, 2019
It’s insanely good for your health and fun, so skip the treadmill or pedaling on the bike and reap the fantastic health benefits of jump rope.
It’s the perfect HIIT and Cardio
Cardio is so good for your health and jump rope will certainly get your heart rate up! Plus, you can easily make it into a fat-blasting HIIT workout that does wonders for your heart health and slims you down. To kick your workout into HIIT gear, alternate 30 seconds of intense jump rope with 10 seconds of rest and do this for eight rounds. It might sound easy, but trust me, your body will feel like jelly afterwards!
It will give you full Body Toning
I love efficient workouts that hit more than one muscle group at once and jump rope actually gives you full-body toning that’s hard to beat. It obviously helps sculpt your legs from jumping up and down, but also gives your arms a pretty solid workout from holding and swinging the ropes. Plus your abs are kicking in to keep you balanced, help absorb the shock of landing, and help you shoot up for each jump.
It will improve Coordination
If you haven’t jump roped since you were a kid, it’s going to be tough. But that’s a good thing. You want your workout to test your coordination, challenging your mind-body connection to make it even stronger. Jump rope builds your awareness of your body, which is only going to help with your overall fitness and with other types of workouts, especially as you get older.
It’s affordable and Portable
You don’t need a fancy gym membership to get a great workout in. In fact, you can great a great speed jump rope for less than $30 making it the perfect workout for traveling, at-home exercise, and those who are budget-conscious.
It’s low Impact
When done properly, jumping rope is actually much easier on your joints than other cardio-intense exercises, like running and jogging. When you’re walking or running, you naturally absorb most of the impact in your heels, but when you’re skipping you absorb most of the impact in your body’s natural shock absorbers by staying high on the toes and keeping the stress of your joints.
There’s no doubt about it: skipping is a fantastic workout with so many benefits to your health. And just for today I am offering 20% off on my favorite jump rope the Sonic Boom M2 Speed Rope