The Benefits of a Jump Rope Workout

The Benefits of a Jump Rope Workout

If you haven’t jumped rope since P.E. class in grade school, it might be time to give this exercise another try. And if you think you’ve long forgotten how to jump rope, no worries. It’s easy to master at any age — and jumping rope is an exercise that just about anyone can do with very little experience or equipment. In minutes a day, a jump rope workout can help you burn calories, increase stamina, and boost power and cardiovascular fitness. Even better? It works muscles from head to toe. Jumping rope “primarily works your calves and forearms, but you will also get some good work in your quads and shoulders,” says Cody Braun, CPT, assistant manager of fitness at Beachbody. “If you’re bored with your current cardio regimen, jumping rope can add a new skill to learn while elevating your heart rate for some good cardio work,” he adds. Pro tip:... Read More