Why jump rope?
If you don’t have enough time to go to the gym a couple times a week but you want to train, preferably at home or near home, you might consider exercising with a jump rope.
You can take it anywhere, because it’s so small and when the weather is bad you can train at home (if the ceiling is high enough – and it usually is). It’s one of the cheapest and at the same time most effective forms of aerobic training. You just need to buy a jump rope and you can begin. Exercise in your room, in your garden or even at the park.
Rope jumping develops lower and upper muscle groups, especially calves, thighs, buttocks and shoulders. You improve your endurance, balance, motor coordination and your strength while jumping a rope.
Regular exercise helps weight loss. It also improves the work of the cardiovascular system. It will develop your balance. Your body will be flexible and agile. You’ll start moving with grace.
Rope jumping doesn’t stress joints as much as running so there’s a smaller chance of injury.
So as you can see, there are really many advantages, and all you need to start is a jump rope!
Demanding but pleasant
So, try the basic jump rope exercises, and see if it’s a sport for you. Remember though, that it may seem like an easy sport, but it’s not that simple. The exercise is very intensive and requires exertion, especially if you want to see the results – you have to put a lot of effort into the training.
But don’t be discouraged if you have difficulties in the beginning. You’ll get fit in no time and afterwards it will be pure pleasure to train! Just imagine how pleasant it is to exercise outside when the sun shines. Just you and music from your headphones. Pure relaxation combined with physical exercise. What else do you need to train?