How To Jump Rope To Tighten The Lower Body, Lose The Belly Fat, And Achieve A Higher Level Of Heart Health.Posted on Aug 07, 2009 under How To Jump Rope | 3 Comments
There are a few things to think about when learning how to jump rope. In this quick post, I’m going to go over those things.
The first thing to think about is getting your heart rate up to a good and safe level. This is sometimes called the ideal heart rate training range. A fast formula to use to get your ideal heart rate training range is to subtract your age from 220. Then multiply that number by .9 to get the high range and then by .6 to get the low range. If you’re 32, a good heart rate training range would be lower than 169 and higher than 112 beats per minute. At this rate is where the heart is strengthened most, this is also the rate the most belly fat is lost.
By learning how to jump rope, you can also tighten the lower area of the body. Just 5 minutes of jumping rope will equate to the same amount of lower body toning that running a half a mile would.
You’ll also see dramatic results in the amount of fat you’ll lose in the backs of your arms when you learn how to jump rope and stay with a consistent jump rope workout routine.
To learn how to jump rope, don’t get frustrated when you miss a skip or your feet get tangled up in the rope. It takes time, just like anything else. If you feel uncoordinated the first few times you jump rope, it just means that it’s something you probably haven’t done since grade school. Keep at it and you’ll start to notice more energy, a tighter lower body, and flatter belly.