At some point in their lives, a lot of people desire to have some six-pack abs. Most of these people have tried various workouts and other exercises that a lot of fitness magazines have claimed to be effective in achieving those perfectly toned and muscled abs.
However, no matter how hard people try to do those popular ab exercise, it can’t be helped that some will take a very long time before they can see any hint of muscle on their abdomen. In reality, having six-pack abs greatly depends on a person’s diet and the exercise done to burn the body’s excessive fats.
Though a lot of people have faith in their efficiency, most ab workouts can only burn about 84 to 151 calories in a matter of 15 minutes. When people research and think about it, they will realize that such value is not that much. So a better way for them would be to abandon their usual workouts and do jump ropes instead.
Doing jump ropes allows a person to burn a staggering 250 calories in just 15 minutes and with additional calories burned after the exercises due to excess post-exercise oxygen consumption. In total, the total amount of calories burned after jumping ropes and the period after that can reach up to 400.
The fifteen-minute jump rope workout consists of doing jump ropes for 30 seconds followed by 10 seconds of rest. For those who want a little bit of variety when doing jump rope exercise, there are certain styles that they can try out along the way.
Regular bounce is just your normal jump rope routine. Get ahold of a jump rope and jump rope for 30 seconds with both feet while in place. Make sure to take a rest for 10 seconds after each set.
Jump rope while running in place. In this routine, a person runs in place while using the jump rope. On close observation, it will seem that the person is skipping in place but it should be noted that the point of the routine is to run in place while doing the jump rope and not to skip.
And just like with normal bounce, a person must rest for 10 seconds after each 30-second routine.
Jump rope with single leg. At a closer look, the routine looks like the jump rope while running in place. However, this routine uses one leg at a time to jump the rope and each leg is raised higher (about waist level) compared to the of running in place. The exercise is also accompanied by 10-second rest after every 30-second jump rope.
Jump rope with side straddle. Jumping rope with side straddle is like the regular bounce but instead of just jumping in place with both feet, a person must jump from side to side for 30 seconds before taking a rest for 10 seconds.
Jump rope with three-step twist. In this routine, a person must twist his lower body to the left, front, and right side while doing the jump rope.
It is recommended to do all the styles listed above for fifteen minutes to maximize the effect of doing jump ropes in burning fats and achieving a well-toned and six-pack abs.