Many people enjoy doing jump rope because it looks like an easy workout and the gear (the jump rope) is easy to store in a small space. It can also be done anywhere, at any time. However, if you jump rope for 30 minutes, will it help you lose weight?
Doing 30 minutes of jump rope will cause people to lose weight. However, it should not be used as a long-term weight loss plan. Many people pair jump rope with other exercises that work out different parts of the body, including running, push-ups, jumping jacks, and weight lifting.
We have all the answers you need! To find out more about how you can lose weight while jump roping, keep reading.
Are 30 Minutes of Jump Rope Enough to Lose Weight?
If you jump rope for 30 minutes consistently, over time you will lose weight. However, you won’t notice a difference quickly, so you will have to be patient, or else it really isn’t a good weight loss method. It has to be something that you can keep up long-term. For you to lose weight by jump roping, you will have to jump rope for about 30 minutes, which can be difficult to be done every day.
However, jump roping is extremely beneficial and may help you while doing other workouts. Jump roping increases your heart rate, and over time your heart and lungs will become stronger because of how hard they are worked. Jump roping also works the following muscles:
- Gluteus maximus
If you want to improve your bone strength or balance and coordination, you should start jump roping, as it can help improve your balance, and coordination, and increase your bone strength.
Using a weighted jump rope can help you burn more calories, as it works your muscles harder than an unweighted jump rope does. However, don’t start out using a weighted jump rope, build up to it so you don’t overwork your arm muscles.
Although it looks like jump roping is extremely easy, it is quite hard, especially if you haven’t done it in a long time. Trust me, when I jumped rope in high school after not doing it for years, I was surprised at how hard it was.
If you want to lose weight by jump roping but don’t want to only rely on one exercise, you can also do push-ups and jumping jacks. If you want to warm up before jump roping, jumping jacks are a great warm-up.
How Long Should I Jump Rope a Day as a Beginner?
If you are just starting to jump rope, you should only do it 2-3 times per week until you get used to the exercise and can jump rope for longer and more often. If you feel that you can jump rope more often, wait a day or two to jump rope again so you aren’t too sore.
Here is what you should do if you want to lose weight by jump roping or you first start jump roping.
- Jump rope for 30 seconds.
- Rest for 60 seconds.
- Repeat about 9 times until you have been jumping roping for about 30 minutes or are too tired to continue.
Once you get used to jumping roping for that amount of time, you can jump rope for longer and start doing more with your feet. You may even be able to do tricks.
Take the time you need to rest when jump roping to lose weight, as although you want your muscles to work hard, you don’t want to overwork them, as that will be quite painful and prevent you from continuing to jump rope.
Also, you will get hit in unexpected areas with your jump rope, especially when you first start jump roping. Simply keep going. If you need to reset your stance or position of the jump rope, do so and continue your workout.
How Many Calories Does Jumping Rope Burn in 30 Minutes?
The exact number of calories that you will burn if you jump rope for 30 minutes straight will vary depending on how hard you are jump roping, the type of jump rope you are using, how long you jumped rope, and how much you weigh.
If you want to determine how many calories you will burn while jump roping, this calorie-burning calculator is a great tool to use. If you are unable to use the calorie-burning calculator or want to get a more precise number, many smartwatches tell you how many calories you burned while exercising.
For example, if you weigh 200 pounds and jump roped slowly for 30 minutes, you would burn about 362 calories. However, if you jumped rope quickly, you would lose about 544 calories. If you alternated between jump roping fast and slow, you would burn a number of calories in-between the two numbers.
Jump Rope Transformation 30 Minutes for 30 Days
Jump roping is a quite intense form of exercise, even though it may not seem like it to most people. If you jump rope for 30 minutes for 30 days, you will definitely lose weight and notice a change in your body, especially if you pair jump roping with a healthy diet and other forms of exercise. Your muscles will become more toned but not bulky, especially your leg, thigh, and arm muscles.
Your balance will also improve and your heart and lungs will become stronger, making it easier for you to work out for longer periods of time. As someone who is quite clumsy, I always appreciate something that will improve my balance.
If you need to, break the time you jump rope up to make it easier to complete the entire workout. For example, you can do 10 minutes 3 times per day. At the end of the day, you will have jump roped for 30 minutes, fulfilling your workout goal and not overworking yourself.
If you would like to see an example of what will happen if you jump rope for 30 minutes for 30 days, watch the following video.