10 minutes of this exercise burns more calories than 30 minutes of running

If you like to run, all the better for you. If you don’t like the idea of ​​running, join the club. Running can be a monotonous and frightening routine. Not to mention painful, thanks to shin splints, knee problems, and sore feet. If you’re running to burn calories, I’ve got great news for you: there’s a ten-minute workout you can do instead that burns more calories than 30 minutes of running!

Only one thing is needed: a jump rope .

Here’s why you should add a jump rope to your workout

1. Because of the calories that are burned

Studies suggest that ten minutes of jumping rope is just as effective as 30 minutes of running when it comes to calorie burning and cardiovascular improvement. Jumping rope can help you burn fat and build more muscle!

2. It is versatile

One of the best parts of a jump rope workout is that it can be done anywhere! It does not require a large amount of space or time. “I don’t have time” cannot be used as an excuse for this exercise when it only takes ten minutes! You can jump rope at the gym, at home, or outdoors.


3. It works for your whole body

Jumping rope is not limited to toning your leg muscles. Your arms, legs, back, abs and shoulders will also get a great workout while jumping. You will be able to tone your muscles while burning fat.

10 minutes of this exercise burns more calories than 30 minutes of running

4. Improve your coordination

You may have been a pro at jumping rope growing up, but if you’ve never jumped or haven’t jumped in a while, you may find that it’s not as easy as it seems. Jumping rope improves coordination, balance and reflexes.

Tips to keep in mind when jumping rope:

  • Make sure you choose the right jump rope for your exercises. Buy one at a sports store where you can ask an employee for advice on choosing the right length, handling and material.
  • Consider wearing unpadded shoes or jump barefoot for comfort.
  • Keep your head straight and look straight ahead as you jump.
  • Keep your torso straight and your knees slightly bent.
  • The elbows should be kept close to your body.
  • Grip the jump rope by handling it with your fingers instead of your palms.
  • Use your wrists to spin the rope, not your arms.
  • Use the balls of your feet to push off and land. Make sure your heels do not touch the ground while you are jumping.
  • It is not necessary to jump very high, just high enough to cross the rope.
  • Once you’ve mastered the basic jump, try other rope techniques. If you’re feeling daring, try the double twist, single leg jump, or crossover jump.

Check out the video below to see a jump rope workout to burn fat in 10 minutes!

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Photography: CanvaSource: David Wolfe