Skipping is an activity I love! It instantly reminds me of my childhood and being out in the street having a skipping race with all my friends! Well it’s not just for kids and it’s a great activity to carry on into adulthood. There are so many benefits to be had from skipping:
- It improves your heart rate
- 10 minutes of skipping is the equivalent to 45 minutes of running (uh hello! I know what I would choose!)
- It’s a full body workout because you’re not just jumping about your working those shoulders to turn the rope, all the way down to the tippiest part of your tippy toes when you bouncing back off the balls of your feet
- Because it’s a weightbearing exercise it can help to improve your bone density
Once you’ve got used to skipping again, buy a weighted rope and work that body. Do jumping jacks with it, grab your mates and do some double dutch skipping. This is something that can be solo or with friends so can be as exciting as you dare to make it!
Here’s what your competition looks like!!
Pick up a skipping rope, I’d lean towards this Crossfit bestseller which is quite reasonably priced:
Happy skipping!! Love Roo xx