Along with almost every other muscle in your body, the jump rope workout will cause your core muscles to burn, especially your abs. Your abs get a great workout because they have to balance the rest of the body while jumping up and down. Because so many people consider their ‘mid-section’ to be a problem area, a jump rope workout is just what the doctor
You can also implement a couple of neat tricks while jumping rope to target the abs even more. The first trick is to lift one knee at a time a little higher than normal towards the chest. What this does is cause the oblique musculature to work harder. The effect you’ll feel afterwards is a warm or tightening feeling in that area. You’ll know at this point that you’ve gotten a great oblique workout.
The second trick to target the abs during your jump rope workout is to bend over slightly and with each jump, you bring your knees as close to your chest as is comfortably possible. Again, you’ll feel your abs burn afterwards, which is a sure sign that you’ve gotten a great workout.
These tricks may not be for someone that is just starting out with a jump rope workout routine, but after a few days of getting use rope skipping, you can definitely add these little tips and get your abs workout in at the same time. It’s a great way to save some time and still shape the mid-section.