Dare 2b brings you four reasons why everyone should incorporate skipping into their exercise routine. For those that want to give it a go, why not try our Pro Skipping Rope.
1 – Full Body Workout
Skipping is a full body workout that uses your abdominal muscles at all times to keep the body steady. It also exercises your arms, shoulders for jumping and gets your legs in great shape too. It may not look like it, but you will feel the burn and the affects after! In order to optimise your skipping workout, make sure that you are wearing tight-fitting clothes so that the rope doesn’t get caught easily, such as our Mantra sports bra and Influential leggings.
2 – Increases Stamina
5 – 10 minutes of rope skipping per day can seriously increase your overall fitness stamina. Increased stamina is important in sports as well as everyday life as it allows you to perform activities at a higher level using less energy. To help keep on your feet you need a shoe with a comfortable sole, such as the Dare 2b Sprint Trainer.
3 – Strengthens Bones
Skipping helps to strengthen bones as it is a weight bearing exercise, which can be defined as any form of movement that puts a weight onto your bones, like running and jumping. Although some may argue that this can lead to unnecessary stress being put onto your joints, weight bearing exercises are actually good for them, as bones can grow in the same way that muscles do, leading to an increase in overall strength and density.
4 – Trains Your Brain
If you thought exercise was only physical - you were wrong! The coordination required for skipping builds neural pathways in your brain that will help you in other areas of life too, including memory, mental alertness and special awareness. It is also a great mood enhancer, as is all physical exercise.
We hope you will enjoy incorporating skipping into your daily workout outside or at home. We guarantee that you won’t regret it.