I remember envying other girls who had jumping rope when I was in grade school. I’ve learned how to play it and found it very fun. However, I don’t recall having a jumping rope of my own, but I do sure have one now that I use to warm up my body.
And this is more than just a toy.
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For sure, you’re aware that it’s one of the training tools used by athletes, most particularly boxers. It helps them with their speed, agility, and performance. As you can see, it can be used by anyone, not just children, but also adults. Whether a professional athlete or not, this rope is very useful for exercise. So, yes you can have a little fun and workout with this very simple object.
Aside from health improvement, the use of jumping rope can help you with other things. Let’s learn other reasons why you should start rope jumping today.
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#1 – Do It Anytime, Anywhere
There’s no need to go the gym, at the park, or any designated area to do this activity. You can rope jump right in your living room while watching some news early in the morning. You may do it at the backyard during the sunny afternoon. The time to jump rope is also adaptable. It’s definitely a fun experience you can do for your wellbeing at anytime of the day. Take note, it’s so compact that you can place it in a bag or just hold it and rope jump anywhere.
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#2 – No Running
Rope jumping is similarly like jogging. The only difference is that you don’t need to run. As mentioned in point 1, you don’t even have to go out. Just simply choose a spot and stay on that same place as you jump for one hundred to five hundred, or more, depending on what you can do of course. But it’s best that you increase the number of jumps per day or per week.
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#3 – Save Money
Treadmill and recumbent bikes are workout equipment that don’t require you to move from one place to another. Sure, they are very useful and effective in exercising. But rope jumping is a much cheaper alternative. So if you still don’t’ have any of those exercising machines for some financial reason or no space to use them at all, then allow yourself to have a jumping rope.
Another explanation of how you can save money with the use of jumping rope is that you don’t have to go to the gym. If you need to go there, you’d be encouraged to be a member, and there’d be the prerequisite of membership fee. It’s not that expensive at all, but still can help you save more money if you choose to rope jump.
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#4 – Wear Anything
Of course, you’d need to have a pair of rubber shoes for easier jumping. But this is not necessary at all. You can do barefoot as long as the surface is clean and smooth. Likewise, there’s no need to wear tight fitting gears when working out. You can simply wear a shirt and a pair of shorts.
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#5 – Have Fun
Most people who can bother to do some rope jumping are those who have the passion, interest, and need to stay healthy. Well, this is not a torture for yourself. You can obviously have fun doing this activity. Whether you are alone, with your young kids, or a friend, rope jumping is surely enjoyable.
These reasons cannot be denied once you tried rope jumping. It’s not expensive to buy, or heavy to bring anywhere. It’s absolutely handy, which means there’s no excuse not to use it.
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