Skipping ropes may bring you back to your childhood playground days, but it’s actually a great practice to keep up in adulthood. Skipping rope is a great exercise to add to your routine, no matter your fitness goals.
Whether you’re looking to lose weight, build muscle, or are just trying to find a fun way to get yourself moving every day, here are our 12 reasons to try the SHREDDY skipping rope 🙌
Burn major calories
Skipping rope has been shown to burn more calories quicker than other cardio workouts like jogging and cycling.
So if you’re looking to burn some serious fat, add skipping rope to your routine.
Full body workout
From circling your shoulders to balancing with your core and hopping with your lower legs, there are few areas of the body not involved when skipping rope. Not to mention all of that cardio getting your heart and lungs pumping, all of which adds up to one great full-body workout 💦
Improve coordination and balance
As we mentioned with the full-body workout, there are a lot of different muscles at play when skipping rope. All of that coordinated movement works to improve your balance and your mind-body connection 🧘🏼♀️
Prevent against injuries
While coordination and balance go a long way towards preventing injuries made from common mistakes in form when running, lifting and more, skipping rope also works to strengthen areas of the body like wrists and ankles that may not otherwise see so much dedicated action from other exercises.
Improve bone strength
One way to strengthen bones is through high impact exercises, including skipping rope. Particularly for women, bone strength and density become an issue with age, and regularly skipping rope can be a great way to reduce future risk.
Improves heart health
If you’ve never tried skipping rope, it may sound simple, fun and easy but take it from us; it’s hard work! Skipping rope has been shown to provide a more intense cardio workout than more common exercises like jogging and cycling. And all of that heavy heart beating is great for improving your endurance and building heart strength overall 💕
Good for your joints
Skipping rope is shown to be less intense on joints, like knees and ankles, than other exercises like running. This means you can build strength and flexibility in your joints and prevent strain which is important for long-term joint health and plays a role in preventing injuries.
Builds lower leg muscles
If you’re looking for some gorgeously toned calf muscles that look killer when you’re wearing your favourite heels, there may be no better way to reach your goals than to add skipping rope to your routine.
So much of this exercise focuses on the calf muscle — an area that can sometimes play second fiddle to larger muscle groups like quads, glutes, and hamstrings — that you’ll be showing off your lower legs in no time 👏
Tone upper body muscles
Never underestimate the power of small motion in repetition. That sentiment is true of building back, shoulder, and arm muscles when skipping rope. The explosive motion of the jump may be a leg workout, but after a few minutes of skipping rope, you’ll be feeling the burn in your upper body, too.
That explosive motion that we mentioned? That feeds into your agility, or your ability to move quickly and easily with precision. Between improved calf strength and the fact that skipping rope has your movements originating from the ball of your foot rather than the heel (which is the more active area of the foot involved in many exercises like jogging and walking), you’ll see serious improvements in your agility, which will translate to all of your other exercises and sports.
Easy to start
Unlike many other exercises, there’s not much holding you back from getting into jumping rope! No need to sign up for classes or learn to use a complicated piece of equipment, all you need is a SHREDDY Skipping Rope (which, did we mention, is adjustable to your perfect size), and you can get started.
Let’s face it, exercising can be difficult at best and boring at worst. But that can’t be said of skipping rope! It’s a fun and good for your health way of adding a little pep to your step and improving your fitness along the way 🤪
So now a little about our rope itself…
Our rope is easily customisable so you don’t need to worry about the length! If also comes with a travel bag so you can take it with you anywhere 🌎
Are you ready to join the SHREDDY Skipping revolution?