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Skipping Ropes

Use a skipping rope to speed up your heart and work your body.

A skipping rope allows you to perform a light jumping routine at speed for an aerobic workout. In contrast to running, skipping is kinder on the knees as the impact of each jump or step is absorbed by the flex of your forefeet and toes. Skipping also strengthens your arms and shoulders. This combination of an aerobic workout and coordination-building footwork has made skipping a popular form of exercise. It's appropriate for a wide range of ages and fitness levels, making it a great option for anyone. All our skipping ropes are high-quality, from nylon and steel ropes, to swivel handles with foam-grips.

Add a new dimension to your workout with the great range of skipping ropes available here.

What are the benefits of skipping?

Skipping is a great form of exercise. It is used for a cardio workout, similar to running or riding a bike. This aerobic exercise can achieve a high rate of energy use, up to 700 calories per hour of vigorous activity, with about 0.1 calories consumed per jump. You can participate in the exercise, and learning proper jump rope technique is relatively simple compared to many other exercises.

How often should you skip?

Everyday is good. Ten minutes of using a jumping rope is roughly the equivalent of running 2 kilometers. Using a skipping rope for 15–20 minutes is enough to burn off the energy from your favourite snack bar.

Are weighted skipping ropes better?

Weighted jump ropes are available to buy from Fitness Market. You can use these to increase the difficulty and effectiveness of normal skipping, as the weights in the handles of the rope require extra strength to rotate the rope.

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