One of the world’s most effective and inexpensive exercise devices is the fun and basic jump rope. It costs less than $15, fits in your purse or briefcase and is so easy, a kid can use it. Jumping rope has long been considered ‘child’s play’ but that mindset is changing. Professional athletes in a various sports, particularly tennis and basketball, are incorporating jumping rope into their fitness workout routine.
An unparalleled all-around workout, jumping rope strengthens the heart, muscles and bones, promotes leanness and improves agility, coordination, timing, rhythm and explosive power on both sides of the body.
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