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BENEFITS OF ROPE JUMPING

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The benefits of this simple but yet complex training technique ranks as an ideal brain exercise, bone builder, and as one of the most efficient ways of improving cardiovascular fitness in as little as ten minutes.

According to research jump rope for a minimum of five minutes a day can improve physical fitness and when you build to ten minutes of nonstop jumping at 120 RPMs it can provide the same benefits as the following:

  • 30 minutes of jogging
  • 2 sets of tennis singles
  • 30 minutes of racquet and handball playing
  • 720 yards of swimming
  • 18 holes of golf
  • ACRO-JUMPING
  • JUMP ROPE ENTERTAINMENT

In addition, jumping helps to develop the left and right hemispheres of the brain, to further improve spacial awareness and reading skills, and increases memory and mental alertness. Jumping on balls of the feet requires the body and mind to make neural muscular adjustments to imbalances created from continuous jumping. As a result jumping improves dynamic balance and coordination, reflexes, bone density and muscular endurance.

As one dissects this exercise further and views it from a biomechanical perspective, it represents a composite movement combining a circular motion with an angular momentum. The body resembles a projectile subject to all the laws that govern projectile motion while the rope becomes a dynamic flywheel subject to all the laws that govern rotary motion. It is in the synchronous and harmonious coordination of these movements where the secrets and benefits are received.

Jumping rope can also avoid the knee damage which may occur during running, since the impact of each jump or step is absorbed by both legs. Jumping rope also helps strengthen the arms and shoulders. This combination of an aerobic workout and coordination-building footwork has made jumping rope a popular form of exercise for athletes, especially boxers and wrestlers. Many badminton players around the world jump rope to increase their endurance for competitions.

For fitness enthusiasts learning proper jump rope technique is simple compared to many other athletic activities. The exercise is also appropriate for a wide range of ages and fitness levels.

Jump rope has been rated as a perfect building block to fitness and categorized as a healthy exercise that can produce positive changes in the body and brain. The American Heart Association endorses jump rope and uses it as a key fundraiser for heart research by encouraging millions of children to jump their way into cardiovascular health.

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The Jump Rope Institute goal is jump rope education. To motivate and encourage people to use jump ropes for sports, jump rope cross training, jump rope fitness, jump rope weight loss, and jump rope recreation as a way of life.


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