Jump rope and jumping jacks


Hello! hello! today I am off to a late start with a post but decided I would talk about another two exercises. I am sure you have all witnessed them; jump rope and jumping jacks. Personally I have not done neither in quite a while, someone had asked me which I preferred and it was a tough call because honestly I am no pro at either one. I would probably choose jump rope just because it is a bit more fun and comes with different moves; although I could probably do more jumping jacks than jump rope. Anyhow, I thought this would be a fun discussion since they are both cardio based exercises. I am going to tell you a bit about them both and I want to hear from all you which you prefer and why. 

Jump rope

  • great calorie burner
  • good for the heart
  • strengthen the upper and lower body
  • you are putting direct stress on knees, ankles and hips
  • useful for “fit” individuals
  • do not jump rope on carpet, grass, concrete or asphalt, instead use wood floor or impact mat made for exercise
  • you shouldnt come more than 1 inch off the ground
  • lower impact than jogging or running if done properly
  • stay on your toes
  • improves coordination
  • portable
  • improves muscular endurance
  • improves bone density
  • 10 minutes of jump rope does more than 30 minutes of jogging
Jumping jacks
  • promotes weight loss
  • elevates the heart rate
  • full body workout
  • does well with interval training sessions
  • increases metabolism
  • enhance flexibility and tones
  • cardio exercise
  • makes for a good warm up exercise
Now it might seem at first glance that jump rope has more benefits but it doesn’t mean you won’t reap the same benefits when you do jumping jacks, just means you reap one before the other depending on the exercise and the amount of time you do it in. Both of these exercises serve as great cardio exercises and if someone has a hard time with jogging or running, these make for great substitutions. If you suffer from any lower body injuries, make sure to speak with your Dr, before participating. Would love to hear from you guys, let me know what you think of these two exercises!
Your fitness blogger,
Shay-lon xxx

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Hello! College graduate in exercise science and ACSM Certified Personal Trainer. My blog has all kinds of fun topics, something for everyone who is anyone that involves themselves with fitness. I like to think of fitness as a confidence booster, something to make us feel good and look good & pushes us to do things that make us feel more productive, unstoppable and stronger mentally and physically. My blog focuses on building people, and helping people see their true potential, while also sharing my journey with workouts, competing with powerlifting, and sharing how to's on workouts, so you step inside the gym with more knowledge. I don't know everything but I am on a voyage to build my character, my strength and work on my weaknesses --- with awesome people in my corner who support me and my goals. I plan on being your cheerleader, friend, coach and trainer all-in-one and most of all, I want to be your listener, the person who can listen and gain more knowledge about you and learn what makes fitness important to you; what's your why! (Your why will carry you to the finish line). It's important to have purpose for something, because you will need that purpose when you start to give up on yourself or want to quit. "Don't let the fire that guides you, dim" - Shay-lon Besides the fitness stuff, I reside in Ohio, love dogs and love pizza. Typical 26 year old trying to build an empire that brings out the best in others and makes me the best person I can be in all aspects in my life. Before I die, I want a reason to live, and I was given that reason each day I am able to wake up --- I have learned to not take life for granted and to explore as much as possible because to live with zero regrets would be fantastic! "I've conquered many things, but I still have much to learn about life, because nobody can know everything. & every battle is different" - Shay-lon

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