Jump Rope Workout: This 10-Minute Routine Can Give You A Dream Body In 6 Weeks!
We grew up jumping rope in the hallway, terrace, balcony or anywhere we found some space. All we needed was a 10-rupee jump rope (yeah, that’s how little it cost back then), and a friend who would count each time we jumped over the rope in the hope that we would falter and she could outdo us. Well, this little piece of my childhood is back with a bang, and I’m all psyched to include it in my daily workout routine.
Why, you ask? Well, a jump rope can easily outdo other forms of exercise like swimming, rowing, and even running in terms of the calories burned.
Jumping rope is highly effective when it comes to cost, time and place required, so you’ll have no excuse to skip this workout routine. Also, after 6 weeks of a daily 10-minute jump rope session, you’ll notice a drastic difference in your overall health.
Ready to give the jump rope workout a go?
What You Need
- A jump rope
- Open space
How It Works
- Make sure that your jump rope is perfect for your height. The best way to measure that is by stepping on the middle of the rope and the handle should come right to your chest. Anything lower or higher will affect the efficiency of this workout.
- In order to ensure that your knees don’t get damaged due to heavy impact. Work on cement flooring or just use a mat on tiles/marble for an at-home workout.
- Now hold the handles by your hip and elbows slightly bent. Make sure that you are not slouching or bending backward, and try to keep your body straight. Make your jumps small and land on the balls of your feet.
Variations In The Workout
- As a beginner, you can start of with a 10-minute basic jump rope workout, and aim to go at it for 10 minutes without messing it up. The way to improve on it is by counting the number of times you mess it up in a span of 10 minutes, and work on getting to a session where you can keep going for 10 minutes through.
- Once you are confident with jump ropes, try to incorporate them into a high intensity workout routine. Here are a few ways in which you can use a jump rope to intensify your workout.