Jumping rope is a perfect form of interval training. By performing jump rope intervals in a circuit fashion with strength training exercises, you can get so much more out of your workout. You can strengthen and tone your muscles while keeping your heart rate up, which means you burn a lot more calories in less time.
When you perform short bursts of high intensity training your body releases a higher level of human growth hormone (HGH). This hormone helps regulate metabolism, burn fat, and build lean muscle. Adding intervals into your routine can help break though plateaus and reach your fitness and physique goals.
An added bonus is that cardio intervals mixed in with strength training can help reduce soreness by increasing circulation and flushing lactic acid from your muscles.
Remember when it comes to fitness you must keep challenging yourself. Never settle and continue to only do what you’re good at. If it’s easy for you, it’s easy for your body to hold onto energy stunting your fat loss goals. Take on the challenge and make your weaknesses your strengths.