Skipping sounds as an inexpensive and simple exercise that can be performed anywhere, either be at your home or a nearby park, you might even observe children skipping ropes on sidewalks. One you develop coordination between skipping and rope movement, you can skip for longer time without any miss.
1.Skipping rope can be beneficial in your exercise to lose weight. It is so effective in burning calories that an hour of skipping rope will make you burn up to 1000 calories.
2.The exercise is easy to learn, doesn’t need you to look for a guide or coach. The best thing about this activity is that once you start skipping, you learn very quickly and in no time you start skipping like a kid.
3.It’s inexpensive as you only need a rope.
4.It turns out to be fun when you start doing it with a friend or a group of friends.
5.It enhances your coordination and rhythm between hands and feet movements.
6.Strengthens your bones and increases your stamina and endurance.
7.When you practice it with your friends, it develops a sense of teamwork and social skills in you.
8.It makes you more vigilant and alert. It increases your attention skills.
9.It can be a healthy sport and competitions can be held for it all year round.
10.It can be exercised by people from any age groups and both genders.
11.Skipping enhances flexibility and athletic abilities. It improves your reflexes, balance and posture.
12.It tones your muscles in arms, legs and abs.
13.Without running it speeds your heart rate like that of a runner and so requires a lot of energy to maintain a good fitness point.
14.But skipping rope can be frustrating or boring as after missing a few jumps. Even if you have a good stamina and maintain a good coordination, you fail to skip for more than 2 minutes. This is because your calves and Achilles tendons are stressed when you keep skipping in the same pattern and when they sting you start missing.
So to skip without missing you have to keep changing from a single bounce to a double bounce or to a skip or a jog or a knee up. You should keep changing the skipping style after every 30 seconds to avoid fatigue. To avoid a miss you can even do side skipping or rotating rope without jumping. This can be to warm you up in the start or to avoid any halt during the sets.