It is a convenient piece of exercise
equipment. It is easy to slip into your training bag or hang on a hook
until you are ready to use it to start exercising. This can be done
almost anywhere since it requires very little room. The humble jump
rope is an elegant way to warm up and exercise.
Make sure to wear proper foot ware and
make sure you are on a flat surface. You should start out slow before
you move on to more advanced routines. When you are jumping rope you
should spend as little time on the ground as possible. You should stay
on the balls of your feet and keep most of your weight on your instep.
Thinking about where your feet have to move takes a lot of
concentration. It is important to use the proper technique when
jumping to perform at your peak performance. Balance and core
stability, muscle strength and reduce the chance of injury are part of
concentrating on proper technique.
Jumping rope is a
plyometric exercise it improves the
stretch reflexes of the muscles. The faster a muscle can contract
after lengthening the greater the power will come form the muscle. You
will become quicker and more agile. Hit and go is the best when doing
this work out. You should start out with a fifteen minute routine and
work up from there. You need to start slowly as this will shock your
body and mind.
If you are in decent shape and like to lift weight this is a great warm up
before lifting. Jumping for fifteen minutes can be the same, calorie
wise, to running an eight minute mile. So if the weather is bad then a
jumping routine is a great substitute. Jumping rope should be done
with quality over quantity to keep your joints, bones, and connective
tissue by proper repetitive impact.
Warm-up routines are a great way to
help prevent injuries. Ankle sprains are common in most sports but
jumping rope with lateral movements strengthens the ankle joint and
creates ankle stability. A good routine to start out with would
include. Regular jumps x40, running in place x40,jumping jacks x40, 20
left foot and 20 right foot. You can end with 40 fast as possible
making sure to breath properly.
Great jump ropes
As you progress you can put more focus on the intensity or speed of the
work out. The beauty of the jump rope is its versatility and
availability and ease of use. Remember you should not slap the ground
with each rotation. This means you should strike the ground quickly
and gently. It is a must have tool for all who want to lose weight and
become a better athlete.