How Jumping Rope Can Keep You Fit AND Trim | Exercise | Scoop.it
"This one exercise both burns fat and firms your muscles." Contrary to popular belief, you cannot convert fat into muscle. Fat and muscle are made up of different substances. In order to lose mass or size on your body (in other words, change your body composition), you must first burn the fat through proper exercise, then build new muscle. Aerobic-type exercises will help take that mass away if they are the correct exercises. To firm your body, anaerobic-type exercises are the solution. However, one exercise happens to do both. One exercise enables you to lose weight, lose mass, and firm at the same time. It can be done at any age and is effective for any body type. That exercise is rope jumping.
Via PAT NOVAK