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I want a good workout that will target my thighs and heard jump roping can help. What type of jumping will target my thigh?

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Jumping from side to side with your feet together targets the inner as well as outer thighs. It also works out your calves and glutes. Jumping on one leg will target the glutes, calves, and hamstrings as well as the core. Front to back jumping targets all of the lower body muscles.

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Jumping rope is great exercise because it really gets yourheart racing. It is a cardio as well asa muscle building work out.

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SOURCE: My daughter has started learning how to jump rope at school and wants one for home use to practice with. What is a good kind of jump rope for a beginner?

I recommend buying her a cloth jump rope. They are inexpensive and great for beginners.

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What is a jump rope workout for a beginner?

I jump for 30 seconds and then rest for 60 seconds and do this about 3-4 times in a row. I do this 3 times a week with a day break between each workout. Once I manage to do this without dying, I'll start jumping for longer amounts of time before taking a break.

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Do I need a mat to jump rope?

No you don't. I jump rope on concrete usually because I live in a city without any nearby parks. It is less slippery than grass and you can jump really fast because concrete gives you a quick rebound. A mat though will absorb some of the impact when you jump that concrete won't. Mats are not firm so they require more effort to jump up from. This is a better workout for the calves but less of a cardio workout because you can't go as fast. Sand is a great jumping surface but I live nowhere near a beach. It is soft so reduces the impact. It requires effort to jump off but when you land, you can still jump up quickly, unlike mats. Sand is soft also, so you won't hurt yourself. I hope you live near a beach!

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I keep seeing movies where the boxers all train by jumping rope. Why do they do this?

They jump rope to develop cardio endurance as jumping rope definitely keeps your heart rate up. Boxers need strong forearms and this activity targets them. Boxers need strong calves for their quick footwork and jumping rope targets the calves. Boxers also need good rhythm and timing, a skill that is developed in jumping rope.

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Is it easier to skip with an electrical jump rope?

No! don't use these. You will completely miss out on a great upper body workout. The only electrical jump rope should be this\;

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I want to add jumping rope to my workout. Should I buy a weighted jump ropes?

I got a weighted rope because I am trying to lose weight and gain strength. This type of rope needs a lot of upper body strength and it makes you lose more calories during the same workout. It comes with 1-6 pound weights.

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Why do athletes train using jump ropes?

It is great cardio workout and it also improves quickness, endurance, co-ordination and footwork. It is inexpensive to buy and can be used anywhere. It can improve an athlete's vertical leap because jumping rope targets the calves.

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How many calories can you burn jumping rope?

This will depend on your weight, the amount of time you exercised, and the intensity. I weigh 190 pounds and usually jump rope for 1hour at an intensive speed . I usually burn about 1035 calories a workout. At a slower pace, I would only burn 690 calories. My workout buddy weighs 150 and usually burns about 730 calories in 1hour.

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What are the main muscles that are exercised when using jumping stilts?

will mostly feel the burn in your quads (the front of your thighs) and the
gluteus maximus (your butt). These are the muscles that must respond if you are
trying to jump higher or run faster. You will also notice a workout in your
abdominal muscles and lower back. If you have good, straight posture while
using them, you will get a better abs workout. I recommend to stretch all of
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How can I incorporate the use of a foam roller in my Yoga workout?

Yoga and foam rollers have been combined due to the similarities in positions. Using a foam roller in your Yoga exercises can help enhance your workout routine. Here are a few ways to incorporate foam rollers into your Yoga routine:

  • The plank position - rest your forearms on the foam roller rather than the mat; this adds a level of balance
  • Downward facing dog - from the downward dog position move into the upward facing dog with your thighs on the foam roller. Then move into a low plank moving the front of your thighs back and forth over the foam roller
  • Bridge position - once body is in the bridge position, slowly come down and situate your lower spine on the foam roller; then pull your knees towards your chest and massage your lower spine by moving your knees and legs in a circular motion.

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