How To Get The Most Out Of Skipping? Read this article.

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Would you like to learn how to skip for fitness? Skipping is one of the most useful exercises for burning calories, building endurance and strength in as little as 20 minutes. You don’t require a lot of space or equipment, and you can do the workouts wherever you go. It’s the best-kept secret in fitness.

Skipping may seem like child’s play. However, as any boxer can tell you, it can also be genuine exercise. Individuals have been skipping as exercise for most of civilized history. Egyptian athletes had a skipping workout as early as 1600 BC.

Interest in the sport is now experiencing one of its periodic spikes ever since being introduced in the USA in the 1800s mainly as an exercise for girls. Some skippers have become social media stars on platforms such as Instagram as well as TikTok.

Jump On The Balls Of Your Feet

When you skip, try to softly jump up and down on the balls on your feet. Your heels should not ever touch the ground, which is one reason why skipping is a serious calf workout.

Don’t Jump Too High, Relax

Many individuals who try to skip jump so high it’s like they don’t realise that the rope is an eighth of inch thick. If you’re attempting to get in a rhythm and skip for more than 30 seconds without burning yourself out, make sure that you keep your jumps as small as possible without tying up the skipping rope. Just relax and don’t fret if you trip on the skipping rope.

Don’t Swing Your Arms/Shoulders Too Much

Skipping is all in the wrists. Watching people who don’t know how to skip reminds us of how some individuals will try to swim really hard however barely go anywhere. Then you see another swimmer who is scarcely trying yet flies through the water.

Just as swimming is all about the effectiveness of your stroke, jumping rope effectively is all about the effectiveness of the revolutions. If you are making use of your arms and shoulders while jumping very high, jumping rope becomes an EXTREMELY  difficult cardio activity. Just make use of your wrists in a circular motion.

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Get A Great Skipping Rope

You don’t need anything fancy in terms of a skipping rope. There are all types of ropes from plastic to leather to cloth. The plastic as well as leather ropes are more unforgiving: they sting when you miss and you’re going ‘pepper’. The cloth ropes are slow and also ‘float’ too much for our liking. These are the most forgiving for skipping beginners.

The Beginner Skipping Routine

This is a beginner skipping routine for you:

  • 30 seconds of ‘phantom’ skip
  • 30 seconds of prisoner squats
  • 30 seconds of ‘phantom’ skip
  • 30 seconds of push ups (modify these by doing them on your knees if need be)
  • 30 seconds of ‘phantom’ skip
  • 30 seconds of front plank (drop to your knees if needed)

Repeat between three and five times.

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