(uncountable) is an activity, game, or workout in which a person must repeatedly jump, bounce, or skip while a length of rope is swung over and under, both ends held in the jumper's hands, or alternatively held by two other players. The aim is to achieve as many jumps as possible in a fixed time limit.
Jump roping is commonly used in training for events that require agility, such as basketball, or strength, such as wrestling. It can also be done for fun or competition.
The first recorded instance of someone playing jump rope was in 1829 when Horatio Nelson King wrote about the game in his book Sports and Exercises. He called it "jumping the rope", but today this term is used only for the modern version of the game played with a rope of approximately 30 feet (10 m) in length. Jumping the rope is considered a cross-country sport for children and young adults. Adults who play the game are usually members of a club or organization that holds competitions throughout the year.
In addition to being a recreational activity, jump roping is also used by some athletes to prepare for other sports. For example, wrestlers often use jump rope to work on their takedowns and throws because it requires them to be agile enough to avoid being pinned against the ropes during practice matches.
Cardiovascular exercise Jumping rope is a cardio activity that world-class sportsmen swear by, from boxers to football players. It's easy on the joints and works all of your muscles from head to toe.
The best part is that you can do it anywhere, at any time. Even while watching television or listening to music, you're still making yourself active. That's why jumping rope is called "the most popular form of aerobic exercise."
Jumping rope is great for weight loss too. Because you need only two objects - a rope and a box (or basket) - jumping rope is cheaper than other forms of exercise. If you buy a quality rope, it will last for years.
The more you jump, the more benefits you'll get. In fact, experts recommend doing three sets of 10 jumps as a basic rule. But if you really want to burn fat fast, go for 20 or even 30 sets!
However many sets you do, make sure you rest between each set. Otherwise, you risk injury such as muscle tears or joint damage.
It's a combination of jumps and hops. A jump is when you use the muscles in your legs and feet to propel yourself off a surface and into the air. To leap is to spring or jump a large distance, to a considerable height, or with tremendous power. Hoping means to move by leaping on one foot. Jumping is used to describe any activity that involves jumping or leaping.
Leaping requires more energy than hop skipping because you are using your arms as well as your legs to propel yourself forward. As you build up your leg strength, you can add leaps to your routine. Initially, though, you should stick to hopping.
You can leap over objects that stop humans from falling, such as trees, lamp posts, and fences. However, if you try to leap over things that aren't designed to be jumped, you will most likely break your neck when you hit the ground. For example, if you try to leap over a house you will probably get hurt. The only way to know for sure is to try but don't expect anything good to happen.
In sports, leapers include runners, jumpers, and high-jumpers. High-jumpers often use a running start and then jump over the barbell set at about head height. In track and field events, jumpers include long-distance runners, triple jumpers, and pole vaulters.
Jumping, sometimes known as jumping, is a type of locomotion or movement in which an organism or non-living (e.g., robotic) mechanical system propels itself into the air on a ballistic trajectory. This is done for exercise, sport, or play.
An act of jumping consists of three components: takeoff, flight, and landing.
At the takeoff, the body weight is shifted from foot to foot, generating force that drives the body upward. The jumper's arms should be fully extended forward at shoulder level, with the hands open and facing down. The knees should be slightly bent to reduce stress on the legs during this phase of the jump. The feet should be firmly planted about shoulder width apart. Taking off too early or too late will affect the outcome of the jump.
In the air, the body continues to propel itself forward by using momentum, which is the product of mass and velocity. Since mass is constant, progress toward the target height is only possible through increased velocity. That is why athletes aim to jump as high as they can. Flight time is the period between takeoff and landing. It depends on how high you can jump and when you land. Longer flights times are good, while shorter ones are better if you want to win some competitions!