Do you like jumping rope?
You need to know that rope jumping or rope skipping is a staple in bodybuilding program and not just for kids. People normally think that ropes are meant for children in playgrounds but this is not the case. They don’t know how it can be an important tool to a bodybuilder. Find out how to use jumping rope for bodybuilding and its benefits.
Jumping rope can be a lot of fun. No wonder kids like it. You can always play around with the new footwork patterns that you can easily develop and practice. However, it can be very challenging to a beginner who has never jumped ropes before. It can actually become frustrating. That’s why you need to practice more to become a perfect and proficient bodybuilder. You also have to do it the right way.
Jump rope training for bodybuilding takes time and practice. So don’t allow frustration to interfere with your bodybuilding process if you can easily succeed through jumping rope. Get started by purchasing a high quality rope like a light weight plastic speed rope that will help you maintain a faster spinning pace. Then determine the ideal length of between 8 to 10 feet depending on your height. If you are short then you will need a shorter rope compared to a taller bodybuilder. You can even cut it to adjust according to your height. This is where cutting your cloth according to your size fully applies. And by the way, when you have finished using the rope, you should hang it from a hook to avoid the tangling.
Now you have a good rope with ideal length. Let’s now talk about your jumping space. To get a good result, shock absorbent surfaces like tennis court, wood floor, outdoor track or gym mat are highly recommended. Try to avoid intolerant surfaces like a concrete floor. Compliment your comfortable floor with good cross-trainer shoes. You are now good to start.
Tips for beginners
As a beginner, start with frequent but short jump-rope sessions like 20 second intervals with regular sessions until you become proficient then you can start learning the skipping styles. Believe you me, you will realise how you can explore this act of jumping rope through endless patterns and styles. It will be very interesting. You will learn styles such as double unders, running in a place with the rope and spinning the rope among others.
After learning the art of jumping rope and all the patterns, you need to know how it can be of great benefit to you as a body bodybuilder and its advantages over other bodybuilding exercises.
First, it will help you burn a lot of calories in a very short time compared to jogging or any other exercise. You will be able to burn 10 to 16 calories a minute even with just the basic moderate rate for 15 to 20 minutes. The rope is cheap. I actually bought one recently for $3.75 only. It can easily fit in your handbag or briefcase yet it can improve your cardiovascular fitness and even tone your muscles so fast. It can also be used by the whole family. What more can you ask for? It is the best for a bodybuilder.
Why would you rather jump rope instead of weight lifting as a bodybuilder? Jumping rope will help you improve your bone density fast and easily. You only need to simply jump up and down to improve your bone density. It is very simple and highly recommended by physicians to bodybuilders as you probably don’t even need to do a lot to gain more.
If you are active in other exercises and sports like a real bodybuilder then jumping rope will be very beneficially in helping you decrease your foot and ankle injuries because it improves your foot coordination. It will also strengthen the muscles that surround your ankle joint and foot.
Your breathing efficiency will also be improved through this exciting exercise. This is because your heart health and stamina is maintained when you jump frequently. By this, you will never be out of breath while doing other bodybuilding exercises.