Another great benefit of using a jump rope during exercise is increased cardiovascular fitness. Your cardiovascular system involves your heart and the arteries and veins that bring blood and oxygen to and from the heart and the rest of the body--and therefore, by improving the ability of this system to work, you will not only have a greater ability to perform your daily tasks, but you will become less breathless during exercise as well. While strength training can increase muscle tone, it has been found that low to moderate, sustainable exercises such as walking, biking, or jumping rope are the best way to improve the quality of your cardiovascular system. Be sure to consult with your doctor, nurse, or health care provider to make sure that you heart is healthy enough to begin this type of exercise routine.
When it comes to weight loss, counting calories is an effective method. You must burn more calories than you intake, otherwise your body stores the extra calories which eventually gets converted into fat tissue and the result is weight gain. A typical jump rope exercise of about 30 minutes and normal intensity burns about 300 calories, 1gram of fat contains about 9 calories (1kg = 9000 calories). A healthy and sensible rate of weight loss is around 0.5kg to 1kg (1lb to 2lb) a week. Therefore, in order to lose about 0.5kg of fat per week you must jump rope at least 3 times a day 5 days a week -You might be thinking it’s impossible but as your personal fitness trainer I am telling you it’s very possible. You just have to stay focused on the jump rope routine, lower your caloric intake and eat a healthier more balanced diet.
Regular jump rope exercise helps to improve your breathing, the circulation of blood, nutrients and hormones throughout the body, and prevent cardiovascular diseases. This will give you more and more endurance during your workouts and will also improve your overall fitness. Other aerobic exercises which improves cardiovascular fitness includes; biking, swimming, jogging, rock climbing.
The ancient Egyptians used vines as jump ropes. Although children enjoy playing with jump ropes, adults feel self-conscious to use the jump rope and hence make excuses for not using it. Jump rope exercise can help to burn calories much faster. These exercises also help to sculpt the body; especially regions like the chest, legs, shoulders and the arms.