5 benefits of rope skipping

Isn’t it your habit to jump the rope? Introduce this exercise in your training and increase your cardiovascular capacity, toning, and loss of fat mass.

Skipping has several benefits, despite being an underestimated activity by many.

Improvement of cardiovascular capacity, toning, loss of fat mass, and motor coordination are some of the aspects that will be improved with this simple, but effective act of jumping the rope. In addition, it is an extremely easy activity to be carried out at any time and in any place.


1) Muscle strengthening

Due to the continuous movement, Skipping the rope will have a strong component of solicitation at the level of the legs, strengthening the calf muscles and decreasing the risk of injury associated with them.

Weight training exercises may be beneficial for strengthening this muscle group, but if done improperly they can lead to injuries such as plantar fasciitis or excessive tension in the Achilles tendon.

Jumping on the rope regularly strengthens the calf muscles while improving the tendons’ elasticity, thus reducing the risk of injury. Try to land with the sole of your foot first, by going to the heel next and touching it with the ground.

It is an excellent exercise to tone your abs (used to stabilize your torso) and shoulders, as well as your thigh and gluteal muscles.