Skipping Rope

In my ongoing effort to stay young in body and in heart, I’ve decided to start jumping rope. Today, my new new toy arrive from Amazon (I love having stuff delivered!): a York Leather Skip Rope. I just had my first skip out on the patio (I love having a patio!) and I’m reminded how HARD skipping is, yet how EASY it seemed when I was a kid. Hard as it may be, it was way fun and I look forward to getting better at it.

So why skip? Here’s a few good reasons from the British Rope Skipping Association:

  • Improved cardio vascular fitness
  • Increased muscular strength
  • Better endurance
  • Improved body conditioning
  • Greater flexibility
  • Improved coordination
  • Stronger bones

Now I aspire to be like this guy…

2 thoughts on “Skipping Rope

  1. Jonathan Aluzas

    I’m a big fan of skipping rope. Coming from martial arts it was always a key component to the workout, so I developed some proficiency in it along the way. Can’t run 2 blocks, but I can skip rope all day!


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