Bored on the Treadmill?

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Written by Sabine Milien

Fuzionistas, we’ve all been there. Walking through the gym, confused about what machine we’ll jump on next for cardio.
Suddenly the treadmill appears in this glowing light as if it had been risen from the dead. It’s calling your name and so you decide to jump on, only five minutes later to think “Is this over yet?”

Running on a treadmill is the last exercise you’d call exciting. Need a little pizazz in your life? Spice it up with jumping rope. This hoppy go lucky exercise can boost your metabolism and help you burn that fat off while also encouraging you to maintain focus.

 

jumping-rope workout

 

WEIGHT LOSS
This high intensity interval workout improves the body’s capability of reducing fat. Jumping rope for 10-15 minutes is equivalent to running on the treadmill for 30 minutes. How about that for keeping your workout routine lean? This exercise is a great way to burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time.

MUSCLE TONE
Not only does this exercise work magic on rapid weight loss but it is also an effective way to build muscle mass. Jumping rope is a great way to tone your entire lower body. Using a weighted jump rope will actually tone your arms, making this a full body workout. If you’re just starting out as a beginner, you may experience some soreness in your body, specifically in your legs. Since you’ve been putting your muscles to work, this is likely to cause microtears which will eventually heal in a few days. After being fully restored, your muscles will return to you stronger, larger, and leaner than ever before!

INCREASED CARDIOVASCULAR FITNESS
Jumping rope is a great cardiovascular workout. With our cardiovascular system involving the heart, arteries and veins which brings blood and oxygen to and from the heart, so does it to the rest of the body. As a result, jumping rope can progressively advance our cardiovascular system, allowing us to be less out of breath during exercise. Improving your heart health will help your body perform at higher levels, making daily tasks like going up a flight of stairs or carrying bags of groceries easier to do.

Jumping Rope Tips
• Wear properly fitted athletic wear and shoes.
• Choose a jump rope according to your height, making sure that the handles reach your armpits.
• Jumping rope on a wooden floor or a mat reduces the impact on your ankles and knees.

Because a jump rope is compact, you can take it just about anywhere. Now there’s no excuse for ditching a well-deserved workout. If you’re not injured and have been cleared from your doctor to perform such exercise, then jumping rope is for you!

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