Skipping has excellent health benefits, whether you do it as a warm-up or combine it with some main exercise. An excellent cardio-vascular for of exercise, Skipping hits your overall body core as well as lower body including shoulders.

Skipping delivers variations to your fitness regimes if done in between your cardio session.  In addition to weight loss, weight loss, and fitness benefits, skipping is good fun that will keep you motivated to continue.

Here are some Benefits of Skipping for Fitness.

1. Coordination

CoordinationSkipping increases your overall coordination in your body and helps you to stay fit and healthy.

2. Stamina

StaminaSkipping boosts metabolism and therefore helps in increasing your overall stamina in your body.

3. Flexibility

FlexibilitySkipping ensures flexibility and mobilization in your body parts.

4. Endurance

EnduranceSkipping helps in building endurance in your body and also helps you in releasing stress and anxiety.

5. Balance

BalanceSkipping ensures a balanced circulation of blood and leads you to a stable posture.

6. Full body workout

workoutSkipping is a full-body workout plan that helps in strengthening your overall body muscles.

7. Bone strength

strengthSkipping helps in increasing your overall bone strength.

8. Agility

AgilitySkipping will help you move easily and quickly. It will lead you to a stage when your physical agility becomes inexhaustible.

9. Cardiovascular fitness

Cardiovascular fitnessSkipping will help you in maintaining your cardiovascular fitness.

10. Leg strength

Leg strengthSkipping will develop and strengthen your legs’ muscles.

Here are some skipping techniques and variations that you must keep in your mind while doing skipping:

  • Jump with your straight back and avoid hunching over.
  • Jump straight and land on the balls of your feet and not on the whole feet.
  • Avoid looking down at your feet! So keep head up or stare straight in front of you.
  • Don’t jump too long. Jump a few centimeters in the air every time the rope passes.

Here are some skipping exercise suggestions you can include in your daily workout:

  • Double jump:

Swing the rope at a slow speed and complete double jump in every revolution.

  • Skip jump:

Try jumping on your one foot only and kick the other out in behind or front revolution.

  • Hop jump:

Try hopping continuously on your one foot. Try alternative hops with both legs.

  • Jog jump:

Jog and jump! Keep the rope low and start on the spot jogging when you twirl the rope.

  • High jogging:

Lift your knees as high as you can and jump and jog.

  • Ski jump:

Jumping up and down is comfortable but trying jumping from side to side. Try short sideways jumps and extend it as you improve.

  • Cross-over:

Use a standard double-jump technique and try crisscrossing the rope. I remember we all must have tried Crisscross skipping in our childhoods.

So now, if you never thought of adding skipping in your fitness routine, then now is the time to add your skipping rope in your Gym bag and bring up an all-new dimension to your workout routine.


The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as a health advice. We would ask you to consult a qualified professional or medical expert to gain additional knowledge before you choose to consume any product or perform any exercise.


Paayel is a correspondent at Sportz Business Magazine and pursuing Journalism from Lady Shri Ram college. She is an aspiring and passionate journalist, who is on her way to gain more knowledge and wisdom.

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