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How does skipping deliver a full body workout?

How does skipping deliver a full body workout?
How does skipping deliver a full body workout?

Skipping is often not fully appreciated as a full body workout. Skipping is a great way to work out and to keep your body in top physical condition. Numerous elite athletes and prominent people including Michelle Obama

are fans. So how does it provide a full body work out?

 

1. Cardiovascular fitness

There are few sporting activities that can give your heart and lungs the kind of effective workout they get from high intensity skipping exercises. Skipping encourages your heart and lungs to carry out their biological and metabolic functions efficiently.

2. Leg Strength

Skipping helps to keep your legs strong and agile. When you skip, your legs and all its tissues are directly involved in the exercise and therefore benefit directly from the workout. It is a totally different approach to performing squats or leg press exercises in the gym, for example. One great way to keep your leg muscles and all other tissues functioning optimally is to skip as often as possible.

3. Stamina

Consistent skipping will help your body build stamina; every skipping exercise requires some level of stamina for it to be completed. Once time goals are introduced and the skipper has mastered the ability to not get caught in the rope, considerable improvements in stamina can be achieved in a short time.

4. Coordination

Coordination is one very important factor that goes a long way to determine how well the different neurons and organs in your body interact with one another. Skipping helps your brain to coordinate every other part of your body by interpreting all messages sent to it by the different motor neurons in your body.

5. Balance and Agility

Skipping plays a vital role in maintaining the balance and agility of your body system. People who skip develop great strength in balance and boost their body's agility.

Apart from its health and fitness benefits, skipping can be used as a fundamental tool to help less confident children overcome their shyness and come out of their shell. An expertly delivered skipping day is not competitive in the way that traditional team sports are and creates a lot of fun for all participants including teachers as you can see here. But children are still encouraged to try and do the best they can and to KEEP PRACTISING, because you reall don't have to be the best runner or the best catcher in the school, you just need to spend time on the rope.

Do you want to incorporate skipping into your exercise routines? Visit our SkipShop and you’ll soon be able to get started.

Want to book a skipping day for your school? Drop us a line via enquiries@skipping4schools.co.uk or give us a call on 01743 361863 and we will get you booked in.

We hope you have found this information inspirational.

Best regards,

Skipping4Schools Team

 

 

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