SKIP YOUR WAY TO A GREAT BODY
Skipping is so easy kids do it! Yet it’s the essential warm up for boxers. Skipping can be physically taxing, and a good alternative to a cardiovascular workout, that tones muscles at the same time. This calorie-torching machine also hones your agility, coordination, timing and balance.
What’s more, the rope is so easy to carry around & affordable, there is no excuse to skip your workouts when you travel.
Skipping is very good for the heart; it strengthens the upper (especially the shoulders) and lower body and burns a lot of calories in a short time. It also adds a nice twist to your workout!
It may take a while to get the hang of it, because most of you haven’t skipped since primary school. So just practice and once you get it, you got it! This is something that only gets better with practice (demands & builds coordination).
How: Keep elbows in, hands just below the waist and arms relaxed. Jump, feet together, as the rope passes your eye level. “Keep a slight bend in your knees and land on the balls of your feet.
Once you have mastered the skip, you then can go onto trying other skipping methods such as: Double Unders, The Bounce Step, Knees Up, The Cross.
Have fun & Enjoy Skipping!
By Manuella Myburgh