Jumping rope improves balance, coordination, agility, and overall speed. It also improves hand and foot quickness. It increases strength and aerobic conditioning, develops explosiveness, conditions both the upper and lower body at the same time, and encourages efficiency of movement.
What’s more, it can be done alone, almost anywhere, and the only pieces of equipment needed is a good jump rope
How is that for a great exercise?
- Do each exercise for 30 seconds to 2 minutes
- Rest in-between exercises until re-energized
- About 50% of the amount of time you just spent jumping is a good guideline (so if you jump for 30 seconds, rest for about 15)
- Start small
- Beginners should try for about 10 minutes
- Remember, you can always go longer as your conditioning improves