Monday 24 February 2014

 

 

Exercise – Which gives you the more intense workout? Skipping or running?

 Which offers the best workout, skipping or running?
Which offers the best workout, skipping or running?

Skipping (jumping rope) and running are both very accessible forms of exercise utilized by a broad cross section of elite athletes and regular people. Both activities do not require a lot of equipment. Which gives you the most intense workout? Running undoubtedly delivers a good workout but when compared to skipping over the same time period it is less intensive and here’s why:

Skipping offers a full body workout

When it comes to choosing exercises that help you burn fat effectively, skipping is known to burn faster than running does. This is because when you skip, different parts of your body are being exercised at the same time. Skipping involves your shoulders, forearms, biceps, thighs, calf muscles, etc. The more muscles involved in the exercise, the more the intensity of the workout delivered.

Skipping is always an intense exercise

Skipping delivers a very high intense workout at all times. Unlike most other kinds of cardiovascular exercises, skipping involves your arms and legs all at once. With skipping, you get to choose either the regular single skip or double jumps. Even if you skip relatively slowly it is still is an intense workout. The same cannot be said of running.

It elevates your body metabolism

When it comes to sports that help you exercise your body to stay fit and lose weight, skipping is known to keep your heart rate up longer than running does. Your muscles and lungs get exercised at the same time which helps burn more calories long after you drop the rope.

Skipping exercises add to the intensity of your workout

There are lots of skipping exercises that can add intensity to your workouts. Exercises such as criss-cross feet, side to side and double hops will raise the intensity of your skipping workouts. It’s no surprise that it is estimated that 10 minutes of jumping rope (at 120 turns per minute) has the same benefit as jogging for 30 minutes.

Do you want to incorporate skipping into your exercise routines? Visit our skip shop 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.

 

Find out more infos about how schools can use skipping to benefit their children, or get in touch and let's talk about how we can bring skipping into your school.

 

 

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