Personal trainers often say that, aside from running, nothing will work your body as mercilessly as jumping rope. This is due to the continuous motion of your upper and lower limbs, as well as the timing required to successfully jump rope at high speed. Jumping rope has recently been found to be a rather ancient pastime, with the first equipment being made of vines and wood. There is no consensus as to the country of origin, but the main theory is that the sport was invented in Egypt about 3500 years ago. Some doctors will prescribe jumping rope as an alternative exercise to running, as the impact to the joints is significantly lower due to the fact that you land on the ball of your foot which creates a greater absorption of impact.
Jumping rope is especially popular in boxing gyms, because the exercise increases mobility, fitness and coordination all at once. The first time you try to skip rope, you will surely fail after one or two repetitions, but you must persevere! It is only through practice that your muscles learn the motion and you will slowly be able to increase speed. Once you have attained a respectable frequency of skipping, you can then try to execute more exotic movements, such as skipping on one leg, or switching the rope back and forth between your hands between cycles, such as can be seen in training montages from fighting movies.
People often ask ‘how many calories do you burn jumping rope 100 times?’ The answer depends on both your weight and the speed with which you are able to skip. If you are a beginner who has grasped the basics of the movement, then we can assume that you can complete approximately 2 cycles per second. This means that you will complete 100 cycles in 50 seconds – which will burn about 11 calories.
Other popular questions concern the amount of calories burned skipping rope for varying times, so we have compiled the list below to answer the most popular.
- How many calories do you burn jumping rope for 15 minutes?
Approximately 188 kcal.
- How many calories do you burn jumping rope for 20 minutes?
Approximately 250 kcal.
- How many calories do you burn jumping rope for 30 minutes?
Approximately 375 kcal.
- How many calories do you burn jumping rope for an hour?
Approximately 750 kcal.