Tuesday, May 24, 2022




If you’re setting your New Year’s resolution for fitness, or looking to add extra cardio to your workout, this is your game changer. The workout that will arguably show you the most physical change, if that’s what you’re going for. It is so easy, even children can do it!

Jumping rope!

“Jump rope!” by Joshua Rappeneker is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Yup. You read that right. Jumping rope is a total body workout that pushes your cardio to the next level. Jumping rope is perfect if the weather prevents you from going outside to run or bike. Indoor biking and running equipment is expensive, but you can pick up a jump rope from anywhere in between 5-50 dollars and do it pretty much anywhere, mind you, a garage would be ideal unless you have tall ceilings in your home. 

People began looking into how good of a workout jumping rope is during the summer because gyms were closed due to the coronavirus. The results really speak for themselves. Jumping rope is an active recovery method that helps you add more cardio to your workout and makes you feel stronger overall. 

Jumping rope is often associated with the sport of boxing. Boxers jump rope instead of running. They choose to do this to build up their endurance and stamina. They will usually begin their workouts with 10-15 minutes of jumping rope as a warm up to their boxing. 

Girl jumping rope” by PTPioneer is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Although you do not need to pick up the sport of boxing to jump rope, keep in mind that plenty of other people do it, too. You don’t have to think of it in relation to boxing. It might be easier to think of jumping rope as a child-like activity when first starting. 

When you first pick up the rope, it’s going to be difficult. Your calves will burn, and you will want to give up, but afterwards you will feel brand new. No matter if you jump rope as your cardio for the day or as your warm up, you should always follow up with a yoga-like activity to cool down your muscles properly. Although jumping rope is not as high in intensity as running, sore muscles will still come to bother if you do not properly cool down. 

“010:365 – 05/10/2012 – Jump Rope” by Shardayyy is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Whether you’re looking for a new warm up, something to begin your fitness journey, or extra cardio to add to your current routine, jumping rope is your best friend. It’s simple, effective and something that can be learned by anyone. 

Corey Cesare Entertainment, Pop Culture, and Ida B. Contributorhttps://ccesare803144783.wordpress.com
21-year-old pursuing a BA in Cinema/Screen Studies and Journalism, based out of upstate/western NY. Lover of tv, movies and pasta.