Jump rope is a popular cardiovascular exercise. It involves jumping over the rope as it swings under your feet, and can be done at varying speeds and intensity levels to provide a challenging workout.
Jump rope is a great option for those looking to improve their cardiovascular endurance, coordination, and agility. It can also help to strengthen the lower body muscles, including the calves, hamstrings, and glutes.
How to do:
To perform jump rope, you’ll need a jump rope that is the right length for your height.
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold the handles of the jump rope in each hand. Swing the rope overhead and jump over it as it passes under your feet. You can vary the intensity by jumping faster or slower, or by doing double-unders (two swings of the rope per jump).
Tips: For beginners, it’s important to start slowly and focus on getting the form and rhythm right before increasing the intensity. Jumping on a softer surface, such as a yoga mat, can also help to reduce impact on the joints.