Nike Factory Store Muscles WorkedWhen you jump rope, you experience only moderate joint activity. Your wrists and ankles get most of the work, and your elbows and shoulders get a slight bit of involvement. This leads to a small amount of muscle recruitment. The calves get most of the work, and the shoulders get a slight bit of work. Running, however, forces you to work multiple joints throughout your body, such as your ankles, knees, hips, elbows and shoulders. When you use a high amount of joints, you also recruit a high amount of muscle.
Nike Outlet Stores Even though running is a form of cardio, you still build some muscle because you have to move the weight of your body. When you build muscle, you increase your resting metabolism. A single pound of muscle gained will burn an extra 30 to 50 calories a day, according to the University of Michigan Health System. Running is also more vigorous than jumping rope because you involve so much of your body.
Cheap Nike Air Max FeaturesAnother difference between running and jumping rope takes place in the environment. When you run outside, you are constantly subjected to uneven terrain and hills. This can make you work harder and produce a higher caloric expenditure. Even while running on a treadmill, you can increase the incline, which will increase your intensity. When you jump rope, the only options you have are jumping faster or using a weighted rope.
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