Benefits of Rope Jumping
The benefits of this simple, yet complex training technique ranks as an ideal brain exercise,
bone builder and as one of the most efficient ways of improving cardiovascular fitness in as
little as 10 minutes.
According to research, jump rope for a minimum of 5 minutes a day can improve physical
fitness and when you build to 10 minutes of nonstop jumping at 120 rpm's it can provide
the same benefits as the following:
30 minutes of jogging
2 sets of tennis singles
30 minutes of racquet/handball playing
720 yards of swimming
18 holes of golf
In addition, jumping helps to develop the left and right hemispheres of the brain, to
further improve spacial awareness and reading skills and increases memory and
Jumping on the balls of the feet requires the body and mind to make neural muscular
adjustments to imbalances created from continuous jumping. As a result, jumping
improves dynamic balance and coordination, reflexes, bone density and muscular endurance.
Jumping rope can also avoid the knee damage, which may occur during running, since
the impact of each jump or step is absorbed by both legs.
Jumping rope also helps strengthen the arms and shoulders.
Jump rope has been rated as a perfect building block to fitness and categorized as a
healthy exercise that can produce positive changes in the body and brain.