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WE OFTEN FORGET THAT SMALL FITNESS ACCESSORIES CAN SOMETIMES YIELD THE SAME GOOD RESULTS AS FITNESS EQUIPMENT THAT IS MORE EXPENSIVE AND BULKIER.
Take the jump rope: it can be easily found for less than €10 and yet it is a formidable tool... try it!

AN EFFECTIVE FITNESS ACCESSORY

The jump rope is an indispensable exercise tool. Jumping is the perfect fitness exercise for burning calories, slimming down, working on a flat tummy, and keeping cellulite at bay.

- 15 minutes of jump rope is equivalent to 30 minutes of jogging.
- Jump rope burns 725 calories an hour.

Jump rope is a simple and complete exercise that also improves your balance and posture.
Jump rope works out the muscles of the lower body while toning the arms, shoulders, back and abs.
When done correctly for longer periods, it's also a very good way to increase your body's endurance.

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WHICH TYPE OF JUMP ROPE SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?

When getting started, choose a jump rope with smaller handles to make them easier to hold and to learn the correct movement.

If you're more experienced, choose a rope with large handles, with TPU covering for extra comfort, that have the option of adding weights, and which produce a very fluid movement of the rope as you jump.

Get a pair of good fitness shoes designed to absorb impact and improve your bounce. When possible, avoid doing jump rope on very hard surfaces such as concrete, tile, etc.

Tip: There are also weighted jump ropes that work out the arm and shoulder muscles more.

HOW TO ADJUST YOUR JUMP ROPE

To jump correctly, you must first adjust the length of your rope.

To do so, step with one foot on the middle of the rope and raise the handles towards your upper body. If just starting with jump rope, the handles should come up to just below the shoulders. If you're more athletic, they should come up to your ribs.

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YOUR POSTURE DURING JUMP ROPE

- Your body should be perfectly straight, and your head, neck and spine should be aligned.
- Your abs should be slightly contracted.
- Knees slightly bent, elbows at a 45º angle.
- Palms of your hands turned upward.

Use your wrists, not your arms, to turn the rope.

This sport can be done by anyone, including those slightly overweight. However, those with back or joint problems, have had an operation on their legs, or suffer from a herniated disc, should avoid this sport.

In all cases, don't hesitate to get medical advice from your doctor before starting any sport.