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Jumping rope, much more than a game

Jumping rope is no longer just a game of children during recess. This high intensity physical activity is one of the most complete cardiovascular exercises you can imagine. When we jump rope, we improve endurance, increase coordination and speed, tone up the abs, burn fat and release stress accumulated during the day.

How can I improve my workout?
Personal Trainers show you the benefits of jumping rope:
Helps you lose weight. In each heel practically all the muscles of the body intervene. So much so that 10 minutes of jumping rope is usually equivalent to about 30 minutes of continuous jogging.
Increases endurance. Jumping is going to improve aerobic capacity, since jumping rope is one of the most powerful exercises. It improves blood circulation, is beneficial to the heart and increases lung capacity, so the resistance increases.
Improves coordination and balance. You certainly noticed the speed with which the boxers move their feet, right? This agility can also be trained and the rope is the most suitable instrument. Improving balance and coordination is also important in many other disciplines, such as running, where agility in the legs and ankles is key to improving performance and speed.
Change the routine. Jumping is fun, it disinhibits, releases stress and relaxes. In addition, it will allow you to rest from your workout routine with a different activity, but at the same time intense and with multiple health benefits.
How far can you get? Remember that height is not important. It is not necessary to want to touch the moon in each of the jumps, but it is important to jump correctly. In fact, increasing about 5 centimeters in each jump is more than enough for exercise to be effective.

Here are some tips to get the most out of your rope routine:

1. Always look forward and keep your back straight, will prevent neck injuries.

2. Turn the rope around your wrists, not your arms. Make sure your elbows are attached to the body.

3. When bouncing, bend your knees slightly to cushion the impact.

4. Follow a steady pace.

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