There are numerous ways through which one can lose weight and jumping rope is one of them. The best part about this exercise is that it costs you almost nothing..
By jumping a rope, you can burn more than 200 calories in a span of just 15-20 minutes; it is also a very good cardiovascular workout and helps you develop multiple muscles in your body, especially those in legs and lower back. The important thing is that you need to be aware of the proper jumping rope technique in order to make the exercise more efficient and effective.
Buy a good quality jumping rope
Look for a good quality jumping rope. You can get a good quality rope from any sports store. Make sure that you check out the rope for kinks. If possible, go for a rope whose length can be adjusted according to your changing needs.
Check the jump rope’s length
If an adjustable jump rope is not available, ensure that its length is according to your specific needs.. The best way of doing so is to step on the middle of the rope with one foot and drag the handles upwards. They should not go above your chest height otherwise you will be unable to perform the exercise properly.
Do some stretches
Before starting the exercise, it is preferable to do some stretches. It will help you loosen up a bit and there will be lesser chances of an injury. Once you are done, relax and breathe for a couple of minutes and then start your exercise.
Jump without using rope
If you have never exercised using a rope, try jumping normally at first. Once you feel that you have found an ideal rhythm, it is time to start the actual exercise.
Don’t be hasty with your exercises as you can end up injuring yourself. Start off really slow in a way that you don’t tumble on the floor, even if the rope gets stuck in your legs.
Gradually increase your speed
Once you start feeling comfortable, start increasing the pace. Whenever, you feel that the rope will is about to get tangled, stop the exercise and start afresh.