Monday, February 11, 2008

Did you know ??

Jumping rope is an activity for a cardio workout, similar to jogging or bicycle riding.

This aerobic exercise can achieve a "burn rate" of up to 1300 calories per hour of vigorous activity, with about 0.1 calories consumed per jump. Ten minutes of jumping rope is roughly the equivalent of running an eight-minute mile. Jumping rope for 15-20 minutes is enough to even burn off the calories from a candy bar.
Jumping rope can avoid the knee damage which may occur during running, since the impact of each jump or step is absorbed by both legs. The force of hitting the ground can cause damage to the feet, ankles, hips and knees. But in jump rope, the shock of hitting the ground is absorbed by both feet allowing the calf muscles to control and absorb the impact, Jumping rope also helps strengthen the arms and shoulders. This combination of an aerobic workout and coordination-building footwork have made jumping rope a popular form of exercise for athletes. Jumping rope is particularly effective in an aerobic routine combined with other activities, such as walking, biking, or running.
-Perform one jump rope exercise for 30 seconds to a minute.
-Rest for a few seconds, or until your body feels re-energized.
-Perform the next jump rope exercise for 30 seconds to a minute.
-Rest for a few seconds, or until your body feels re-energized.
-Perform the next jump rope exercise, and so on.
-For beginners, follow the above pattern for 10 minutes. As you progress, work your way up to --20 to 30 minutes for an intense workout
Think about it, if you jump rope for just 10 min. a day it is like running a mile. Those with kids, make it a family event or competition.


Monica said...

I didn't know all those facts, but I did know that jumping rope is hard and not my first choice!

urkov fam said...

thats it, im going to wally world and buying me a jump rope! great info.

Anonymous said...

Who knew jump roping was so great. It would be a good change from running or doing excercise videos for sure!

Darrel & Jessica LeSueur said...

I can't jump rope to save me life. Maybe I should practice.

amanda.hall said...

Wow... I think I am going to go buy me a jump rope. =)

DeWitts said...

I usually go walking with cooper but since its been to cold outside we've been trying turbo jam, so now i'm thinking i for sure need to buy a jump rope to change it up a bit.

Landon and Kate said...

wow... i didnt know. thanks for the info.

Domini & Porter Caldwell said...

HAHAHA. Kiara. Your post about riping paper to stick on my bloody toes made me laugh so dang hard. I had to go to enrichment right after I read your post and the whole way there I was just by myself cracking up thinking about those good ol' times and the blood spots on the back of my shirt. haha. gross! Hope you guys are doing good.

Lindsay said...

That's it. I need to buy a jump rope! Haha!