4 Reasons You Should Jump Rope

Check out why  jumping rope is a classic, go-to exercise and remains a staple in many training programs.

Effective: Jumping rope and other variations of bodyweight exercises are highly effective for increasing athleticism, agility, coordination, and overall body strength. If you’re ever in the need for a total body workout, combining different body weight exercises is a simple way to break a sweat.

Efficient: When ranking exercises based on calories burned per minute, jumping rope is among the highest on the list. This makes it a beneficial workout tool if you are short on time. Additionally, consistent bodyweight resistance training can produce noticeable muscular development and toning in a short period of time.

Portable: Jump ropes are light and easy to pack, which makes it a perfect travel companion on vacations and business trips. Jumping rope is a great solution to an overcrowded gym or if you have no/limited access. All you need is a few feet of space to perform a variety of jump rope and bodyweight exercises.

Affordable: Bodyweight training is completely free! Jump ropes, especially compared to the price of many other popular cardio machines, are among the cheapest priced exercise tools around. Body weight exercises are not only user friendly, but perfect for people with any type of budget.

Try your hand at a body weight workout with the Jump and Pump Fat Loss Circuit! This circuit combines the benefits of two bodyweight exercises- jumping rope and push-ups- to create a fat burning workout that you can do anywhere.

Jump and Pump Fat Loss Circuit Workout

Perform 5 rounds of the below exercises. Each round should last 3 minutes before resting for a full minute.

5 sets of 3 minute rounds of:

Jump rope at a high intensity for 20 seconds

AMRAP (As Many Repetitions As Possible) pushups for 10 seconds

Rest until heart rate recovers

Erick Avila
About the Author:

Erick Avila. Erick Avila is a strength & conditioning coach/nutritionist. He works with top-ranked professional boxers and athletes. He specializes in areas ranging from boxing-specific physical preparation and hormone optimization to general weight loss. Erick's training methods have been featured on various prominent fitness magazines and websites.