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How To Jump Rope To Lose Weight

How to jump rope to lose weight

Did you know that jump rope (aka skip rope) is an excellent workout to lose weight?

That’s the only piece of equipment required to jump rope. Little equipment is required, it’s inexpensive, and it’s lightweight. You can take the jump rope with you anywhere; whether you’re travelling for a business trip or just in the office for the day, you can carry it in your carryon or purse.

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Benefits of Jump Rope

Jump rope improves overall level of physical fitness. It improves cardiorespiratory fitness and muscular endurance. Also, it’s great for balance and coordination.

It’s a great calorie burner! It burns more calories than running for the same amount of time. Hence why jump rope is great for weight loss.

You can make it low impact or high intensity. If done correctly, it is a lower impact activity than jogging. Alternatively, it can be a high intensity workout which is effective at burning a lot more calories at a time.

Jump Rope to Lose Weight

Jump rope tones the whole body since it involves so many different muscles in your upper and lower body. Boxers are known to include jump rope in their fitness routine. Hence, why boxers have such lean physiques and great coordination.

Diet and workout routine are key to any weight loss plan. In order to lose 1-2 pounds per week, you need to be in a caloric deficit of 500 -1000 calories per day. Calories burned from any cardio workout depends on the length of workout time, intensity of workout, and body weight of the individual. Therefore, you can increase the intensity of your workout in order to increase calorie burn.

So let’s skip rope and not skip your workout!

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  • Reply David

    I like to include a jump rope session in my everyday exercise routine. I think it is a fantastic cardio workout and really gets the heart pumping! Nice article !


    June 23, 2017 at 4:26 pm
    • Reply appowerfit

      Thank you! Terrific!

      June 23, 2017 at 5:03 pm
  • Reply Fashionaire She by J. Shan'Trice

    Great blog post! I did not know all of the benefits and advantages of jump roping! I will definitely be doing less running and more jogging in my workouts!

    June 23, 2017 at 11:56 pm
    • Reply appowerfit

      Great! Glad it helped. 🙂

      June 24, 2017 at 7:59 pm
  • Reply David Elliott

    I don’t know that I could handle the jump rope that I did when I was a child. I do know that it burns a ton of calories. Unfortunately, arthritis in the knees has made the jumping part just a little more difficult. It is great exercise though.

    June 24, 2017 at 9:46 am
  • Reply Shivranjani Rathore

    I used to love it as a kid and even now I incorporate it into my cardio routine. It helps me burn lot of calories in a small amount of time.

    June 24, 2017 at 10:21 am
  • Reply Suruchi

    I used to include skipping rope in my workout but these days I was avoiding it. Your post has given me a reminder call and will include it back in my fitness regimen.

    June 24, 2017 at 11:11 am
    • Reply appowerfit

      Excellent! 😉

      June 24, 2017 at 7:59 pm
  • Reply Deepa

    I used to jump rope when I was small but didnt do it now. Thanks for sharing the benefits with us.

    June 25, 2017 at 12:31 pm
  • Reply Amrita

    I occasionally do jump rope.But not a lot .It’s a great way to satay fit!Loved this post .

    June 26, 2017 at 6:34 am
  • Reply Needa

    For me it alway work ! Whenever i want to reduce fast action weight loss I do jumping !! these tips and info made me more couragous to do it

    June 26, 2017 at 8:51 pm
    • Reply AP Power Fit

      That’s great! Thanks! 🙂

      June 26, 2017 at 9:50 pm
  • Reply Danny Lew

    I have been trying to get my wife more active and I think jumping rope is the best way. We both enjoy it and it’s really fun.

    July 17, 2018 at 1:00 am
    • Reply AP Power Fit

      That’s great! It’s not only the simplest in that all you need is a jump rope, but also a full body workout! Keep it up! 🙂

      August 8, 2018 at 9:16 am

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