Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Medindia
Advertisement

Cardio-Respiratory Endurance Boosted by Freestyle Jump Roping

by Rajashri on July 20, 2009 at 8:41 PM
 Cardio-Respiratory Endurance Boosted by Freestyle Jump Roping

One sport that is becoming increasingly popular both as a competitive activity and a way to increase strength, balance and cardio-respiratory endurance is single-rope freestyle jump roping.

"There are tons of different styles of freestyle jumping," said Liz Butterfield, a senior clinical exercise science major at Ithaca College, the best female single-rope freestyle jump roper in America.

Advertisement

"Some jumpers jump fast and incorporate a lot of rope manipulation. Others focus on the creativity and choreography aspects, while others tend to integrate more strength and gymnastic elements such as handstands and somersaults that will wow the crowd.

The best thing about freestyle is that each jumper has his or her own style and brings new things to the competition," added Butterfield, who had impressed judges and a national audience in Galveston last June with 75 seconds worth of dance steps and gymnastic moves synchronized to the rhythm of her spinning rope.
Advertisement

She and her sister Emily also won at the 2007 U.S. National Jump Roping Championship.

Butterfield, who began competitive jump roping 17 years ago, has performed nationally and internationally as well as coached, judged competitions, and staffed workshops and camps.

She has revealed that serious competitors preparing for the sport practice three to four days a week during the school year, and five to six days a week in the summer.

According to her, practices last from two to five hours.

"Our sport is still very young. Our goal right now is to expand it and raise awareness. The hope is that someday jumping rope will be an Olympic sport," Butterfield said.

Source: ANI
RAS
Font : A-A+

Advertisement

Advertisement
Advertisement

Latest Heart Disease News

Red Flags in Red Cells  Decoding Their Threat on Heart Health!
According to health experts, an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and blood clots is associated with higher hemoglobin levels.
Atherosclerosis in Young Adults Curbed by Early Risk Factor Management
Early cardiac evaluation reverses atherosclerosis caused by cardiac risk factors like high BP and high cholesterol in young adults.
Summer Wildfires and Winter Air Pollution Pose Varied Heart Health Risks
PM2.5 increases during winter inversions are associated with higher heart attack risk, stated study.
Genetic Testing Identifies High Cholesterol Risk, Preventing Heart Events
The study underscores the significance of broader genetic testing for familial hypercholesterolemia, a genetic disorder that causes high bad cholesterol levels.
Increased Blood Transfusion Benefits Heart Attack Patients With Anemia
For patients experiencing both anemia and a heart attack, transfusion threshold trials play a crucial role in assisting physicians in making informed decisions.
View All
This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close
×

Cardio-Respiratory Endurance Boosted by Freestyle Jump Roping Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests