> It is the BEST exercise to reshape and make your calves and ankles smaller.
> It is one of the only exercises that can help eliminate “saddle bags” by jumping with certain techniques/footwork.
> It burns more calories than most aerobic activities like walking, jogging, etc.
> It can stream line your upper body and trim the fat away on your arms (triceps).
> By using the jump rope you can improve your footwork for any sport or leisure activity you participate in, especially racquet sports, skiing, basketball, football, cricket and soccer.
> Above all, the confidence you will gain through mastering the jump rope will carry over to sports fitness, and every aspect of your life.
IMPORTANT TIPS FOR RIGHT JUMPING
> Do not jump on concrete, cement, asphalt, marble, or wood lay over cement, since these surfaces do not give, they can lead to knee, ankle, shin, and back pain.
> Make sure to wear proper footwear, preferably cross-trainers (avoid running shoes) to minimize soreness in the foot area.
> Your feet should only come 1-2” off the ground–jumping rope is not a high impact exercise it is low impact.
> The jump rope only swings 8-12” over your head – you do not need a lot of ceiling height.
> Do not be dismayed by soreness in the arches of the feet when you start working out with the jump rope.
> Ideally you should maintain 125-175 revolutions per minute (RPM’S) when jumping.