Muhammad Ali Jumpig Rope / Skipping the ultimate aerobic exercise

Jumping rope or skipping is a great cardiovascular exercise. It’s one of the foundations of a boxer’s conditioning program, and you’ve got to be in shape to box. The tennis champ Jimmy Connors used to skip rope as part of his conditioning routine.


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In contrast to running, jumping rope is unlikely to lead to knee damage since the impact of each jump or step is absorbed by both legs. Jumping rope also helps strengthen the arms and shoulders. This combination of an aerobic workout and coordination-building footwork has made jumping rope a popular form of exercise for athletes, especially boxers and wrestlers. Individuals or groups can participate in the exercise, and learning proper jump rope technique is simple compared to many other athletic activities. The exercise is also appropriate for a wide range of ages and fitness levels. Jumping rope is particularly effective in an aerobic routine combined with other activities, such as walking, biking, or running.

It fortifies your heart and lungs, increases bone density, which in turn diminish the chances of developing osteoporosis. The simple jumping rope helps you build stamina, speed along with enhancing overall sense of coordination, rhythm and accuracy. Over and above this exercise adds a lot of fun. The best thing about jumping rope is that despite all the magnificent benefits it has, the item is so cheap. You can buy a decent jumping rope with only five dollars. Convenient to carry, this makes it a good tool for exercise for frequent travelers.

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