In this article, we will be answering the question of how long to jump rope per day to lose weight. 30 minutes is our recommendation for how much you should jump rope per day. First what I’m gonna do is I’m gonna get into why to jump rope 30 minutes a day and then in the second part of the article I’m gonna get into what those thirty minutes actually consist of and I’ll finish the article with some tips and tricks depending on how experienced that jump roping you are.
Why jump rope 30 minutes a day?
So long story short here at the Wpbuzzlab we are very much about simplicity. if it’s not simple it’s not sustainable and the reason that we say to exercise not just jump rope basically how much should you be exercising per day thirty minutes.
We say that because thirty minutes is just the amount of time that if you’re going at an intense rate it can be effective but it’s not too long so that you’re overtraining and thus injuring yourself.
We also tracked how many calories we could burn in 30 minutes and we’ve found that if you jump rope at a pretty highly intense rate you’re going to burn somewhere from 300 to 500 calories in a 30 minute period. It’s gonna vary per person. Some people are gonna burn like 600 – 700 calories in 30 minutes depending on their intensity level.
And to piggyback off that point training for 30 minutes forces you to focus more time on the most important thing when it comes to losing weight which is your diet.
A lot of people do is they don’t really care about their diet and it doesn’t work that way you can’t out-train a bad diet so don’t think that you know doing hours and hours of exercise is going to give you the body that you want.
It’s better to work out intensely and save yourself from injury to workout for like thirty minutes really intense and then focus a lot of your time on eating the right amount of calories and macronutrients.
Also guys we recommend 30 minutes because this is a starting point for the average person to lose weight. If you are an endurance or pro athlete that is your job so you are required to train and do a lot of exercise for hours upon hours a day, but we say this recommendation 30 minutes for people that typically have a regular day job and are just trying to get in great shape.
Okay so now that we’ve covered that thirty minutes is kind of the sweet spot for how long you should be working out per day, what does that 30 minutes consist of all?
What you can do in 30 mins while doing jump rope?
Alright, guys so when we say working out for 30 minutes or even jumping rope for 30 minutes then we don’t mean just jumping rope.
Can you skip for 30 minutes straight? yeah, totally you absolutely can do that. We’ve even done things like that at times, but what’s really interesting is when you mix bodyweight exercises in different intervals of jumping rope to give yourself a challenging workout.
So an example might look like this:
You do 30 seconds of jump ropes, then you get down and do 30 seconds of push-ups, back up to do 30 seconds of a different jump rope trick, maybe back down again to do some ab work.
And also guys we’re not just concerned with losing weight and burning calories we want you to look you know nice and nice and chiseled. We want you guys to look nice and lean and have that shredded kind of like a movie actor, Hollywood type of physique. So in order to do that it’s very good to combine jump rope with things like bodyweight exercises.
In the last part of the article, I want to talk about some recommendations depending on the type of athlete you are. If you’re someone who’s a little bit overweight maybe you have an exercise in a while don’t start jumping rope for 30 minutes a day because you will experience shin splints and those don’t feel very good.
So what I would recommend is to just to start out jumping rope 5 to 10 minutes per day. I know too many of you who have these big lofty weight-loss goals you’re like dude 5 to 10 minutes a day what is that gonna help me accomplish, a lot, and here’s why because if you work out one day a week and you workout for like two hours and you totally kill yourself because you’re not used to exercising that’s gonna kill your motivation to get up the next day and workout again.
So do what you can. Start off with 5 to 10 minutes and just make sure that you can do that every day before you up the time.
Now if you’re an advanced jump rope or you can go for much longer. I’m not saying again that you should be jumping rope for 3 hours straight but you know we’ve seen boxers in there doing it for an hour hour and 15 minutes. Once your body is used to that type of workout it is ok to jump rope longer again 30 minutes is simply a recommendation.
How many times per week should I be doing this?
My beginners if you can do it 5 to 10 minutes per day you can do that every day until you get consistent. If you start to do 30-minute workouts my suggestion would be to only do those two to three times a week if you’re a beginner.
If you’re advanced and your body’s used to it like I’m not gonna lie I always tell people don’t jump rope every day but the reality is like I pretty much do jump rope every single day because our body and our bone structure is used to that and so I really don’t get that much pain anymore when I’m jumping rope.
The only caveat is like I’m not slamming onto the ground for hours upon and it’s really just like a 30 to 40-minute workout.
Alright guys I hope that you guys found this article helpful. Please comment below and let us know if you have any questions. The process of getting lean by the way of Jump Rope seems a little bit intimidating and hard at first but it’s not if you can get through just the first couple of weeks and get your rhythm down you’re gonna be good. Happy Jump Roping!