We all know it by now – if you want to boost your metabolism and burn a lot of calories and fat, there is hardly anything more effective than a nice intensive cardio workout. But we also know the dilemma – jogging or cycling is not for everyone, not everyone has a pleasant running track in the immediate vicinity and doing jumping jacks on the mat again and again loses its appeal after a while. The perfect alternative is the speed rope!
Not only will it give your cardio-workout new momentum, but – if done correctly – it will also accelerate your progress and build your muscles. And on top of that, skipping is really fun. 😊
Rope skipping enables a variety of different exercises and can also be performed at different levels of intensity. Therefore, it is perfectly suitable for beginners as well as for ambitious professional athletes. It never gets boring due to the countless different possibilities and never stops challenging the body.
Moreover, rope skipping strengthens many cross-sports and basic movement patterns and offers all the advantages of an effective training with high calorie consumption and at the same time improves the ability to stand. At the same time, rope skipping has a very positive effect on posture: a large part of the jumping load is absorbed by leg muscles. In order to maintain an upright body position, the abdominal muscles are forced to remain permanently under tension and work in perfect coordination with the back muscles.
It is precisely because skipping requires so many different muscle groups that the body requires a large amount of energy during training. Thus, about 13kcal per minute are consumed, which really gets the fat burning and metabolism going. During a 30-minute workout, 400kcal can be consumed and shoulders, legs, buttocks, back, stomach and arms can be trained at the same time. What more could you want?
Especially in combination with double jumps or simple floor exercises, the training with the skipping rope can be made extremely varied. And it doesn’t matter whether you are in the fitness center, at home or on the road!
Here are a few tips for your next skipping rope training:
Keep arms close to your body!
Make sure that your elbows remain close to your body at all times. The elbows should be slightly bent; the wrists should be slightly in front of your body during the exercise.
Concentrate on one point!
Try to focus your attention on one point. That way you avoid getting out of rhythm.
Jump on the balls of your feet!
It is important that both jumping and landing take place on the balls of your feet when jumping the rope. This allows you to react faster and jump faster frequencies and also minimizes the strain on your spine and knees by absorbing the load early on.
If you want to discover the versatile skipping rope training for yourself, we offer 2 ideal options for you.
Our skipping ropes differ from other conventional models mainly by:
- the high-quality professional ball bearings in the handles and the robust steel ropes, which allow a much faster and easier rotation – perfect also for boxing and double unders.
- the adjusting screws, thanks to whom the skipping rope can be adjusted to any body size in a flash.
- and the ergonomically shaped anti-slip handles ensure that the Speed Rope sits securely in the hand even during intensive sessions.