If you want to have a healthy and beautiful body, increase your endurance and burn extra calories, get a boost of energy from time to time, but have absolutely no desire to bother and go to the gym, visit various sections – you can try to get acquainted with such a simple and well-known to us since childhood sports equipment, like a skipping rope. An expert told Pravda.Ru readers about the benefits of jump rope exercises Alina Vasilyeva.

Jump Rope Exercises: Benefits

It is very simple to buy a jump rope, it is inexpensive, in addition, very little space is required for classes. For beginners, a jump rope that is a little longer than necessary is ideal. How to measure: stand in the middle of the rope with both feet; the ends of the rope handles, which are “lower” in this position, should be at the level of the armpits.

Work out well both outdoors and at home. You can start with simple jumps forward on two legs, keeping the elbows as close to the body as possible and the back straight, and gradually, if the desire arises, learn something new: double jumps, running in place, jumping knees, jumping back and much more.

Such training does not require effort in terms of preparation and will have a very positive effect on the body.


  • This is a serious physical activity that can replace long sessions. Kenneth Cooper, a physiologist and developer of many physical activity programs, claims that jumping rope for 10 minutes can replace a three-kilometer bike ride.
  • Jumping strengthens the cardiovascular system, they are included in the exercises to improve metabolism.
  • Healthy lungs. Intense jumping helps the lungs get rid of toxins.
  • Muscle workout. Although the jump rope seems to be too simple a simulator for many, in fact, it can be used to improve the shape of the hips and calves, improve the tone of the whole body, form a correct and beautiful posture, smoothness and coordination of movements, and flexibility.
  • Weight loss. Jumping rope primarily affects fat deposits in the hips. In just 15 minutes of intense jumping, you can get rid of 200 kcal. From this calculation, we can say that in order to maintain good physical shape, you need to exercise at least about 15-20 minutes every day. And if you want to reduce the volume of the waist and hips, then you will have to jump a little longer.
  • Jumping rope is useful for the prevention of many diseases caused by standing for a long time, for example, varicose veins. Experience has shown that jump rope helps prevent the development of varicose veins.

Thus, without performing complex exercises with a variety of equipment in one-hour sessions, we conduct a fairly intense workout for all muscle groups, which simultaneously develops the basic motor qualities and functions of the body, improves posture and a sense of balance, as well as coordination of movements. Jumping will help you maintain and strengthen your own health, and another plus is the emotionality of classes. Exercising can help relieve stress and lift your spirits, because physical activity releases endorphins in the body, and high levels of this hormone provide us with a feeling of well-being and relaxation.

Curator Yudin Roman

Engaged in the diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins, thrombophlebitis, thrombosis, trophic ulcers of vascular origin, atherosclerosis, vasculitis. He annually performs more than 300 operations for varicose veins of the lower extremities and chronic venous insufficiency.

Curator Chuiko Grigory

Carries out treatment of proctological diseases and pathologies, performs endoscopic examinations and manipulations, sclerosis of veins and asterisks, phlebectomy, endoscopic dissection of perforating veins. Published regularly in scientific journals.

Curator Tokin Sergey

Honored Doctor of the Russian Federation. Specializes in general surgery, phlebology, mammology. Performs non-surgical and surgical treatment of vein diseases.


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