Busy with daily office work and don’t have the time to hit the gym?
Or Bored of performing the same cardio routine every day and lifting heavy weights but not able to lose those big tyres?
There is a simple, quick and fun way to burn those side obliques and belly fat. Skipping rope is the thing you should be doing.
We all have either done or tried skipping in childhood but yet fail to do the same when we need it the most. Just 30 seconds of skipping are enough to gauge your stamina level and elevate heart rate.
With only an investment of few bucks for rope and your time, one can quickly lose fat. It not only helps you increase your stamina but also your body shape starts changing very quickly with a daily 30-minute skipping routine.
Here are five more reasons that will make you feel to stand and start your skipping routine.
1. Your Great Partner in High-Intensity-Interval-Training ( HIIT)
If you are someone who has recently started his/her fitness journey and want to achieve some quick results, then involve skipping rope in your HIIT circuits. Even if you are from those, who like to work in circuits whether it is a weight training or cardio routine, skipping ropes could be your best bet. It keeps the workout challenging if you add rope jumps between sets. You will experience a sudden exhaustion if you start doing it just like that, but over the time, your overall metabolism and shape will definitely improve.
2. It Increases your resilience to leg muscles.
New gym goers have this tendency to either not go for leg day, or if they go, then they do heavy leg exercises. Both cases let your leg muscles such as calves to become stiff over the time, and it’s a clear invitation to injuries. From cramps to leg swelling and much more could be your next excuse partner to take a day off from the gym. Many fitness experts suggest to people who perform heavy calves raises to must go for skipping rope at the end of their routine. This exercise helps your leg muscles to gain strength as well as elasticity to surrounding tendons and fascia.
From cramps to leg swelling and much more could be your next excuse partner to take a day off from the gym. Many fitness experts suggest people who perform heavy calves raises to incorporate skipping rope at the end of their routine. This exercise helps your leg muscles to gain strength as well as elasticity to surrounding tendons and fascia.
3. Better Coordination
No, we didn’t mean that for sure!
Pure simple but yet effective technique of skipping rope is to synchronize legs and hands simultaneously. Therefore, it is also one of the effective tools to improve coordination between various muscle groups in the body. Adding skipping even for 10 minutes initially in your daily schedule can help you achieve this.
4. Your best warm-up/cool-down exercise partner.
Many of us hustle on the internet to find out the best warm-up/cool-down exercise for our routine. The best go-to-tool for your problem is skipping ropes, and you just have to lower the jumping intensity for warm-up. If the intensity is high, you will end up doing an HIIT exercise. It can also be used for cool down exercise after weight training, but the intensity should be very low.
5. Easy to do and portable exercise
Unlike other exercises, this one doesn’t need any machine or much guidance. A rope is something with which you can travel easily, and it will also occupy the least space. It is the best exercise to do while you are traveling or you don’t have time to go to the gym due to a busy day at the office. You can mix it with a few other body weight exercise like squats, jumping jacks, push-ups, crunches, and burpees and you can have an amazing workout session.
So, now you know the benefits of skipping rope and you also know the duration that you can do it for. Why wait? Start doing it now and shape your body like you want.