Skipping Challenge at Extreme Martial Arts
A skipping rope or jump rope is a tool used in the sport of jump rope where one or more participants jump over a rope swung so that it passes under their feet and over their heads.
Skipping as exercise
Skipping may be used as a cardiovascular workout and has a high intensity level. Ten minutes of skipping is roughly the equivalent of running an eight-minute mile. Skipping for 15–20 minutes is enough to burn off the calories from a chocolate bar and is equivalent to 45-60 minutes of running depending upon the intensity of jumps and leg swings. Many professional trainers, fitness experts and professional fighters greatly recommend skipping for burning fat over any other alternative exercises like running and jogging.
An 11-year-old boy, Chinese schoolboy Cen Xiaolin, has set a new world record for skipping, managing a staggering 108 skips in 30 seconds. He also broke a second record, with 548 skips in three minutes.