Saturday, April 23, 2011

How Many Calories Does Jumping Rope Burn

by:  Tara Fuller

How many calories does jump roping burn? On average, skipping rope burns about 11 calories per minute. If you crank up the intensity of your jumps, you can burn in the neighborhood of 20 calories per minute.
It’s easy to see why this exercise is easily one of the best cardio activities you can try.
You can jump rope anywhere – indoors, outdoors, on a side of a road – all you need is a jump rope. Jumping rope builds cardiovascular endurance and works almost every muscle in your body.

Unlike walking, which incidentally is another great calorie-burning exercise, jumping rope is not considered a low-impact activity, but it nicely complements walking.
Whether you need to lose some weight or just want to maintain or even improve your fitness level, try this exercise routine: walk at your top speed for 5 minutes, then jump rope for 1 minute, keep switching between walking and jumping rope for a total of 30 minutes.
Aim for three walking/jumping sessions three times a week for two weeks.

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