Rope Jumping Description
Rope jumping is a simple activity that can be an excellent method of conditioning. This activity incorporates every energy system of the body, providing many fitness benefits. Rope jumping may also help improve balance and coordination. Requiring only a jump rope and good footwear, this activity can be done almost anywhereindoors, outdoors, at the office, home or gym. Rope jumping can be done at a variey of intensity levels, and can even be incorporated into aerobic dance routines.
Rope Jumping Risks
Rope Jumping Sport-specific applications
Rope Jumping Equipment required
Rope Jumping Applicable substitutions
Rope Jumping Reference sources, organizations and publications
Muscle groups used
Primary muscles: calves, quadriceps, hamstrings, gluteus maximus, forearms (wrist extensors, brachioradialis)Assistance muscles: biceps, triceps, shoulders, upper back (latissimus dorsi, trapezius), obliques, abdominals, serratus anterior and chest
Approximately 0.075 Calories per minute per pound of body weight
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