Skipping or Running? What’s Better and What You Should Go For?

Working out is no piece of cake. It takes dedication and time to pursue it. Also majorly it’s about under‐ standing what kind of training your body needs in accordance with your body type. Today people only work out for the sake of it or are just mimicking what others are doing. Among this imitation falls two most imitated workouts, namely Running and Skipping. Worry not ! We are at your phone or desktop screen to provide you with the best advice. By the end of this article you’ll figure out what works best for you is it Running or Skipping?

Take It From The Top

First things first, you ought to know that both running and skipping are a form of Cardiovascular Exercise. In simple terms they both fall under types of cardio among others. Cardio is done to increase your heart rate and allows the body to heat up and sweat in the process. The more the sweating the more of those surplus calories (cal) and kilo calories (kcal) you burn. Since we are talking about burning, the most frequently asked question ablaze till date is that “Should I Necessarily Do Cardio? The answer lies with you. If you feel enough energetic before your workout that a simple warm up will suffice; then head for your main workout straight. But if you are like most of us out here who want to build a lean frame along with them sturdy muscle mass, then consider Cardio your friend. For this purpose, doing cardio before or after your main workout is important needless to say.

Elect Skipping or Running ?

Not to scare you beginners but both Running and Skipping are tedious and monotonous. Imagine Running in a place or even jumping in one for about 15 minutes to say the least. Perfect torture ? But nothing stands between you and that ripped body you want. Right? To attain your dream body, Cardio might be the card you want to play. Mostly people go for Running as a form of Cardio. Quite frankly that’s so because everyone is doing it. Or maybe there are rarely some who enjoy it. Skipping on the other hand, is tried but not pursued in the long run. This is because most so called ‘fitness freaks’ do not know the right way to go about it. However, it is a fact that in the same amount of time, Skipping burns more calories than running. Therefore, choose wisely and work out smart to lose flab

The Verdict 

Firstly, if you keep Skipping as an open option for your Cardio sessions ; learn to do it properly. Skipping has a technique to it. And also many variations to pull off. Learn them, try them and explore into it. Running either is done on the treadmill or outside in the open. Treadmill Running is convenient provision in most gyms. And is easy in this way. If you are stuck in between the two of them, the best thing to do is to get your sports shoes on and try them both on separate days. See for yourself which is best; Skipping or Running. Or even better fuse them both together and brew an interesting cardio session.

Key Advice 

Connect with whatever Cardio you choose. That is the key and good music too. Whether Skipping or Running, you should know if it is right for you. Moreover you should have fun with it. Stick with one type of Cardio or intermix these two or more to add some jazz into it. Last modified: 4:27 am

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