This piece of equipment can have you burning up to 700 to 1,000 calories in an hour session if working out at a high intensity. It works both the mind and body through full-body coordination and timing. Jumping rope also improves balance, and bone density.

Start with your feet together. Without getting more than an inch off the ground, jump on the balls of your feet. Land nice and soft and use a mat if you need extra joint support. Spin the rope from the wrists and keep your arms relaxed. Begin with short sessions between 5 and 10 minutes when initially starting this exercise routine.

Some people, for example, jump rope at a fast pace to train for speed and agility, while others focus on jump rope moves like the double-under (jumping up and swinging the rope under your feet twice before you land again) to develop explosive power. You can also use it as a warm-up or cool down. There are many benefits to jumping rope.

Check out these 2 websites to learn about different exercises that you can do with a jump rope and additional benefits. If the jump rope isn’t located in the aerobics room, ask someone at the front desk for assistance.

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