The Benefits Of Jumping Rope
I recently started to jump rope. I started jumping rope after my workouts as a form of cardio. To my surprise, I actually really enjoy it and I’m good at it. I started by doing 100 jumps, then slowly worked my way up to 200, and now 500. I count each jump, if I mess up I just continue, and pick right back up where I left off.
Since I’ve started to jump rope. I noticed that my overall health has improved. I know that sounds very vague. But I have noticed subtle improvements to my coordination, increased strength, and endurance. With that said, I decided to do some research. Keep reading to learn the benefits of jumping rope.
Jumping rope improves coordination because it requires multiple body parts to communicate at the same time. You have to coordinate you lower body with your upper body. In order to jump rope, your feet have to jump at the same time you are rotating your wrists. That’s how you keep the continuous jumping motion going.
Reduce Risk Of Injury
Improved coordination from jumping rope will help you reduce the risk of injury. You will be more aware of your body movements to where you are less injury prone. Meaning you will be less likely to get injured doing day to day activities. Being able to move quickly, easily, and remain agile as you age.
Strengthen Bone Density
Jumping rope can make your bones stronger. Bone density is the amount of bone mineral in bone tissue, basically how strong your bones are. The stronger your bones are the less fragile they are and that means they are less likely to break. Jumping rope makes your bones stronger through impact training. As you jump rope you are putting stress on your bones. Your body responds to this, by making your bones stronger to withstand the stress.
Improves Heart Health
Jumping rope challenges your cardiovascular system. Which in turn improves your heart heath. It increases your heart rate two to three times faster than any other exercise. By forcing you to maintain the same amount of energy needed to continue to jump rope. Your heart, arteries, and veins have to work that much harder to help circulate blood and oxygen. Between the heart and the other organs in your body.
There are a lot more benefits of jumping rope than what I have listed here. However, I wanted to highlight these because I have personally seen these improvements in my health. Ever since I started jumping rope. Jumping rope has been a great way incorporate cardio after my workout routine. Eventually, I would like to learn how to skip rope and do other more challenging jump rope exercises. But in the mean time, I am going to stick to the basics.
If you don’t have a jump rope and plan on getting one after reading this blog post. I’d like to recommend this weighted jump rope by Everlast. The weights are removable and you can adjust the length of the rope. It’s very versatile. I’ll link another weighted jump rope that I like here. It weighs 1.5lbs and is made of solid PVC.
I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post. If you have any questions feel free to comment down below.