When incorporating cardiovascular training into your exercise routine consider investing in a quality jump rope. Jump rope intervals are a great option to elevate your heart rate and burn calories. Here are four reasons, courtesy of acefitness.org, why you should add jumping rope to your routine.
Perform a cardio workout almost anywhere. Whether you’re indoors or outdoors, a jump rope is the perfect exercise companion to pack and carry along with you.
Jump rope intervals have been proven to strengthen calf muscles and improve the elasticity of the surrounding tendons and fascia. Increasing elasticity reduces the risk of common lower-leg injuries such as Achilles tendon strain or planta fasciitis.
Jumping rope is typically performed at a steady, regular cadence. This helps to improve the coordination between your eyes, feet, and hands.
While executing an exercise circuit, add two to three minutes of steady rope jumping at the end for an additional calorie-burning opportunity.
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The MyFitRx® Weight Management pathway encourages realistic goal setting for healthy weight and helps develop physical activity habits. Please visit the Member Services desk to learn more or sign up.
McCall, Pete. 2017. 7 Health Benefits of Jumping Rope. April 27. Accessed January 20, 2023. https://www.acefitness.org/resources/everyone/blog/6395/7-health-benefits-of-jumping-rope/?topicScope=cardiovascular-training.
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