In 15 minutes of skipping we burn up to 300 calories compared to 200 calories in running. Jumping rope can burn 25% more calories per minute than cycling. According to the British Rope Skipping Association, 10 minutes of skipping can have the same health benefits as a 45-minute run.
Skipping uses your abdominals to stabilize the body, legs for jumping, shoulders and arms for turning the rope. Skipping is also a weight bearing exercise so can help in improving bone density, thus helping stave off osteoporosis.
Skipping is a critical skill and great art to learn for developing connections in the brain. Physically skipping can also help to lower your pulse rate and blood pressure whilst increasing oxygen consumption. Results lead to greater leg and knee strength, better jumping ability and faster running speed. Jump ropers can also be found to be more agile and more flexible, with stronger overall heart function.
Life’s aim is to integrate the physical, vital, mental and spiritual dimensions of existence. With your bio-markers expressed as a visual flower, you can use Lifeflow to measure performance and practice daily, monthly or even moment to moment.
Your biology at a glance.
Looking deeper, Jumping rope requires the right and left hemispheres of the brain to work together, with the right brain controlling the left foot and the left brain controlling the right foot in turn.
Learning to skip builds connections between the two hemispheres across the Coprus Collosum which divides them. These connections, when established are strengthened by skipping, so skipping is really a brain exercise!
Well, neuroscientists have actually known this for some time, but the message has not yet made it to everyone. Cognitive activity requires the same cooperation between the two brain hemispheres. To start reading a line of text on the left, the right brain is in control. At the midline, it must hand off to the left brain to continue reading to the end of the line.
Harmony in movement starts with choosing a quality in your breathing and movements that allows a connection to the most aspirational You, the innermost self that is strong, confident, vivacious and empowered with nothing to prove. When we exercise from this inner connection we find unique rhythm in our body.
Paint your Rhythm.
Lifeflow brings new dimensions to your practice.
When you move or dance in different formations and at specific rates and pace - your biomarkers change. With Lifeflow each change is recorded. When the relationship is understood between the body and the impact of motion, you can get a clear picture of the state of your biology and the physical fitness of your body at a glance. What if you could measure your bio information while you flow through your performances and workouts?
Learn how your physical body finds its color.