The Best Way To Burn 100 Calories in 5 Minutes Or Less

June 28, 2012

We have a secret: there’s a a fun and easy exercise that burns fat and calories fast, that you can do it anywhere…no, it’s not sex! But it’ll become your new favourite way of getting the body you want, fast!

When it comes to cardio, nothing burns better than jumping rope, and it tones head-to-toe. But exactly how do you skip rope? Yes, there’s a right way and a wrong way.

1. Keep neck relaxed — resist the urge to look at your feet — to keep the spine aligned. Lift chest and lower shoulders to avoid hunching, which can also strain the back.

2. Hold elbows at the sides, bent 90 degrees, with arms slightly forward, palms up. Rotate hands, not the entire arm, in small circles. Contracting shoulders, triceps and biceps throughout will help you control your revolutions and sculpt arms.

3. Engage your ab muscles the entire time; a tight middle helps you maintain proper posture and stability, protecting the lower back and knees. Bonus: It will tone your tummy, too!

Are you a fan of skipping rope for exercise?

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