How fast can you see the results when you start jumping rope?

If you’re wondering how fast it takes to see results from jumping rope, then please understand that this widely varies from person to person. 

While some people might see results in 3-4 weeks, others might take 2-3 months.

Results (specifically weight loss) depend on several factors such as your

  • Weight
  • Workout duration
  • Workout intensity
  • Skipping rope type
  • Diet

1. Weight

The more weight you have to lose, the faster you lose it.

So, if your weight is quite high at the beginning, you’ll find that you are losing weight at a much faster pace than someone who weighs much less.

For instance, a 300 lbs. person who jumps rope for 30 minutes a day (at less than 120 jumps/minute) can burn up to 629 calories in one session. This means he can lose up to 5 pounds a month, without making any changes to his diet.

A 155 lbs. person following the same routine, on the other hand, would only burn around 325 calories, translating to around 3 pounds of fat loss per month.

Related: How many minutes should I skip rope daily to lose weight?

Check out this calorie calculator to know how many calories you can burn by jumping rope.

2. Workout duration

Jumping rope for anywhere between 30 to 60 minutes will fetch you good results.

As a beginner, you could start by skipping for as long as you can with 60-second breaks in between for up to 10 -15 minutes. Do this twice or thrice a week.

As you master the basics and get used to your skipping rope, you can eventually work your way up to 20, 30, and 40-minute sessions, say 5 times a week.

3. Workout intensity

If you’re jumping rope for 30 minutes, make those 30 minutes count.

Focus on your form and keep your sessions intense, with just short 30 to 60 second-breaks in between sets. 

Try to build up your intensity to 120 skips a minute and you’ll torch anywhere between 667 and 990 calories an hour.

4. Skipping rope type

It’s simple. Heavier your rope, the faster your results.

While speed ropes are great for skipping rope tricks such as triple unders, criss-crosses, etc., they aren’t as effective for burning calories as weighted ropes.

Due to the added weight in weighted skipping ropes, the resistance provided by these ropes is much higher resulting in a more intense workout.

5. Diet

All the skipping in the world isn’t going to help if you aren’t eating right. So ensure that you eat healthy, nutritious food and maintain a calorie deficit.

To know more about how to create sustainable diet plans, head over to our blog.

To conclude…

Please remember that weight loss isn’t something that can happen overnight. So don’t beat yourself up if you aren’t seeing “fast” results.

Have patience and be consistent with your workouts. The results will gradually follow.