If you’re like me, you probably haven’t jumped rope since grade school but this popular playground tool is making is making its way into the fitness world to stay.
This kid-friendly piece of equipment is easy to use, portable, and can take the “work” out of working out. Who knew? Many trainers are raving about this best bang-for-your-buck workout tool because it offers a burst of cardio, improves endurance, stamina, and speed. It’s also great for people who want to get their exercise in fast as it requires little time.
Note that jumping rope can be harder on your body than when you were a kid, so make sure to stretch properly before you begin. Try one of Women’s Health three variations to this fun workout:
Classic jumping rope: With your fit spread hip-width apart, jump rope with both feet, moving the rope around your body with your wrists and keeping a fast but steady pace. Your hips should remain leveled as you jump.
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