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20 January 2011

Don't skip on exercise these holidays

Skipping is a great way to keep in shape this holiday, you can do it anywhere and studies show that you can burn 2 100kj with just 30 minutes of skipping.

Skipping is a great way to keep in shape this holiday, you can do it anywhere and studies show that you can burn 2 100kj with just 30 minutes of skipping.



“It’s a full body workout that will tone your shoulders and arms and build strength endurance in your legs,” says Andy Pow, strength and conditioning coach at The Armoury Boxing Club.

 “It will also develop your hand-eye coordination, timing, rhythm, speed, power, endurance and mobility.”

Kathy McQuaide-Little, marketing and media manager for the Sports Science Institute of SA says, “Skipping can be used as an aerobic workout in itself or as an effective form of interval training – alternate two minutes of jumping rope with sets of toning exercises, such as sit-ups, press-ups, lunges and squats. Skipping helps improve cardiovascular (heart) fitness, muscular endurance, and is a great kilojoule-burner.”

 
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