Do you remember jumping rope when you were a child? You know jumping rope is a great exercise. It works out the arms, the back and the legs. It is also wonderful for raising the heart rate. Rather than relying upon an actual cumbersome jump rope and keeping track of how many jumps you make, turn to a digital jump rope instead.
There are a number of digital jump ropes on the market. They were all created to help users reach their fitness goals. The cost to purchase a digital jump rope ranges from $20 and up.
What is the purpose of a digital jump rope and why is it better than a regular one? A digital jump rope will count the number of jumps you have made. It will also keep track of the number of calories you burn during each jump rope training session. Some will also keep track of the length of the workout.
If you travel very often, this is another great reason to get one of these jump ropes. They are compact and fit inside any suitcase or carryon bag; most of them weigh about one pound. When you know you have a long day ahead of you at work, you can keep this in your desk so you can use it during your lunch break.
Where can you get a digital jump rope? Try looking at a local department store to begin with. If there is a sporting goods store nearby, you may also want to try looking there. If you cannot find one locally, your next best bet is to look online. A number of retailers offer this type of jump rope and they can ship it to you.
Do you find that you trip easily when you jump rope? There is a special ‘jump rope’ designed without the rope. The Airope is a virtual digital jump rope. You can use it by itself for a cardiovascular workout or use it in conjunction with other exercises to create a comprehensive workout routine.
There is an interactive, digital jump rope to use with your iPhone – it is called the iRope. The Bluetooth transmitter can transmit data to your iPhone, an iPad or any other smartphone that is within 30 feet and is using the iRope app. This jump rope will measure your heartbeat, track elapsed time, revolutions and more. All of the details are displayed on an LED screen on the handles. What makes this digital jump rope different from the rest is that you and your friends can use iRope at the same time if you all have Bluetooth connections. Have a competition to see who can reach a specific number of jumps first.
One thing you may want to consider before deciding to buy a digital jump rope is that they will require batteries. The cost of replacing the batteries will need to be added into the overall cost of the jump rope.
Can jumping rope help you lose weight, if that is your goal? Obviously, any activity you do will help. You will want to speak with a doctor to find out the best diet to go along with your digital jump rope workouts. They will also be able to advise you about the intensity of your workout based on your current health.
If you loved to jump rope when you were a child, chances are you will still enjoy jumping rope now. Look at the options for different digital jump ropes before you choose one to help with your fitness goals.