Use Jump Rope For Your Cardio Sessions

Ever heard this saying? Everything I ever needed to know I learned in kindergarten! In many cases this is true. One favorite kindergarten game (exercise) is woefully underutilized by exercisers: JUMPING ROPE!

It is one of the best exercises to use for warming up because it engages the total body. Jumping rope will strengthen and condition your calves, legs, torso and arms.

You can use jump roping to do interval cardio training. Jump for 1 minute as fast as you can and rest or walk for 2 minutes. Do this rotation for 20 minutes. You can burn up to 800 calories per hour with the jump rope! By using intervals when jumping rope, you are increasing your aerobic and anaerobic conditioning and burning fat like crazy!

Instead of warming up on the treadmill, warm up using the jump rope. It will improve your balance, coordination, power, speed and strength. Jump with two feet, one-foot-at-a-time, alternating feet, skier's slalom jumps and straddle jumps. If nothing else, your exercise will never become boring by using these jump rope moves!

You can also use the jump rope to play games with friends and family. Fun exercise is the best exercise!

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Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
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  1. Jumping rope is great exercise. It becomes a lot easier if you do it regularly.

  2. Agreed Tom! Thanks for the comment!

  3. Sometimes I think that people make exercise seem a lot harder thn it is. There are a lot of things we can do in our every day life. For example, jog down to the store, the bank or take a walk to your nearby hangout. How about biking into town once in a while.?

  4. We definitely need to walk and bike to more places instead of riding in a car. Our society is too sedentary. Thanks for the comment Tom!

  5. Great exercise/activity that is often under used in the fitness arena.


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Mark Dilworth is a Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist and since 2006 he has owned Your Fitness University, Her Fitness Hut, My Fitness Hut, Sports Fitness Hut.

Mark has helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle changes that lead to better long-term health, which includes acceptable body fat and ideal body weight.He does not recommend fad diets, quick weight loss gimmicks, starvation diets, weight loss pills, fat burner supplements and the like.

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