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Why you should add jump rope to your workout

Known as one of the best workouts for your cardiovascular system, jumping rope or skipping can also help to speed up your weight loss. Find out why you should add jump rope to your workout in this article.

1.Burn more calories

If you need an exercise that can burn calories fast without spending much time, jumping rope is the answer. An average person can easily burn up to 200 to 300 calories in a simple 15-minutes jump rope workout while if you’re walking on a treadmill for 15-minutes, you’ll only burn 60 calories (pace of 3.5 mph).

2.Cheap and portable

The best thing about the jumping rope workout is you can basically do it almost anywhere and you don’t need a gym membership to do so. Also, for the avid traveller who wants to keep fit, this is the perfect exercise for you.

3.Improve your coordination

Jumping rope will help to improves and strengthens your foot coordination. When you work on your coordination, you’ll lower your risk of picking up injuries.

4.Improve lower leg muscles

Jumping rope involves a lot of leg muscles and doing it regularly can strengthen your calf muscles and improve the surrounding tendons and fascia. Also, if you want to engage more muscles, simply try different variations of skipping.

5. FUN variations for you to try

Check out this video for inspiration the next time you decide to give skipping a try.

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