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ERIC Number: EJ901556
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Jumping Good Fun
Nye, Susan B.
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v23 n6 p14-17 Jul-Aug 2010
Jumping rope is an activity that can be fun and enjoyable for all students. It requires minimal activity space, can be performed individually or in small groups, and is an inexpensive way to engage students in a lifelong physical activity. Jumping rope is commonly used by coaches and athletes for training purposes to improve aerobic endurance, muscular endurance, speed, agility, explosiveness, and dynamic balance. Depending on one's jumping pace, an individual can burn an estimated 11 calories per minute and jumping rope for 10 minutes has similar cardiovascular benefits as jogging for 30 minutes. This article provides information to enhance every student's rope jumping experience with the how-to's of teaching jump rope, performing moves and tricks, and incorporating game-like activities. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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