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Jump in on Hollywood’s secret workout weapon to shed pounds and shape up fast, says personal trainer Naomi Male
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Want a bod like Katy Perry’s? How about Heidi Klum’s toned physique or Kim Kardashian’s enviable curves? The answer is simple and cheap: start skipping! These Hollywood beauties swear by jumping rope to keep in shape, and with good reason. Skipping is proven to boost cardiovascular fitness, flexibility and coordination, and is an undisputed fat-burning champion. One 10-minute session of moderate skipping will burn between 70-110 calories, while a vigorous 10 minutes will slash up to 200 calories! How? Skipping raises your levels of HGH, your fat-burning hormone, and combining this with interval training, as we do in the workout below, will really supercharge your results. Your core will also get a great workout as it switches on to stabilise your body as you bounce. Best of all, you don’t need to spend loads of money on equipment – you can pick up a good rope for under £5. Jump to it!
How it works
Follow these reps for each skipping exercise.
Beginner: 1-2 x 30 seconds skipping alternated with 30 seconds rest, marching on the spot or stretching
Intermediate: 2-3 x 40 seconds skipping alternated with 20 seconds rest, marching on the spot or stretching
Advanced: 3 x 50 seconds skipping alternated with 10 seconds rest, marching on the spot or stretching
Kit you’ll need