Is jump roping as good an exercise as running?
Asked by on Dec 02, 2009
For example, how many minutes would you have to work out to match up to a mile run?
In terms of calorie burning, moderate jumping is about equal to running a 10-minute mile, although calorie burning is always a function of time, speed and fitness level. Jumping is strenuous and so people typically jump in 10-minute sessions once or twice a day. To start, jump in 1 to 3-minute rounds, alternating between fast and slow skipping with a 20 to 60 second rest in between, and then gradually build up to skipping faster during the rounds and decreasing the rest time in between. Read about jump rope workouts at About.com.
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