There are many exercise routines you can choose from the get fitter. Find out whether doing 2000 jump ropes a day is a good idea and what results you can expect.
The first thing to note is that jumping rope can be relatively hard on the bodies of exercise beginners. If you are in this category you likely want to start with smaller amounts of skips and potentially different types of workouts.
That aside, doing 2000 jump ropes a day can be considered a good cardiovascular exercise routine.
It will help you burn extra calories, improve sleep, likely improve cardiovascular health, improve mood, and potentially improve coordination.
At the same time, you want to remember that it may not be the most optimal exercise routine for certain fitness goals. For example, for most people adding some resistance training exercises will be really helpful.
How long it takes to do 2000 jump ropes
Before learning about the potential benefits, mentally preparing yourself, and actually implementing the 2000 jump rope skips a day, it is smart to get an idea about how long this workout will actually take.
People can of course vary widely in terms of jumping speed. However, there are still some general numbers that are helpful.
If you jump rope at an average pace and don’t miss any skips, this comes down to about 80 jump ropes per minute.
At this average speed, it would take about 25 minutes to do 2000 jump ropes. Since most people will miss at least a few skips, this workout will last more something like 30 minutes.
Individuals more experienced with jumping rope and exercise in general could consider a fast pace of around 120 jump ropes per minute.
This would mean around 17 minutes without mistakes and about 20 minutes including missed skips.
If you find counting to 2000 skips inconvenient, you can use the time frames above or consider investing in a jump rope with a counter.
Can 2000 jump ropes help you lose weight?
Excess body fat tends to have a negative impact on human health. One of the main reasons why people get into exercise is to lose or control their weight.
Moving more intensely requires more energy from your body. When there is not enough energy coming in from food to cover this, your body starts using up energy stores like body fat to make up for the difference.
If weight loss is why you are considering doing 2000 jump ropes every day, you likely also want to know how many calories this routine burns and how much weight loss you can expect.
Calories burned with 2000 jump ropes
The average person will burn around 246 to 423 calories when doing 2000 jump ropes at a moderate pace.
Keep in mind that these numbers are rough estimations. It is hard to accurately calculate the numbers of calories burned with jumping rope due to personal differences in body composition, weights, hormone levels, etc.
In the table below, you can also find estimations for different jumping rope intensities. At first, these numbers may look weird. However, keep in mind that doing the 2000 skips faster also means less time spent working out.
Additionally, you could get an additional calorie-burning effect after jumping rope at high speeds. Unfortunately, this effect is hard to put into exact numbers.
|Jumping Rope Speed|
|Slow Pace||Moderate Pace||Fast Pace|
|125 Pounds (56 kg)||394 calories||246 calories||201 calories|
|155 Pounds (70 kg)||488 calories||305 calories||249 calories|
|185 Pounds (83 kg)||583 calories||364 calories||297 calories|
|215 Pounds (97 kg)||667 calories||423 calories||345 calories|
As you can see, even with such a good exercise for burning calories like jumping rope, you will still have to pay attention to other lifestyle habits like nutrition if you want to lose weight.
At the same time, if you keep your other habits the same, you will at least initially lose some weight when you start doing 2000 jump rope skips a day.
Other results of doing 2000 jump ropes a day
Getting to or staying at a healthy weight is definitely not the only benefit of doing 2000 jump ropes a day. You can also expect a few other helpful results.
Can improve cardiovascular health
Jumping rope is mainly a cardiovascular workout. That means doing 2000 skips will mostly be challenging for your heart and lungs.
These extract oxygen from the air and move the oxygen, nutrients, and waste products around your body.
When moving more intensely than usual, your body needs to do the things above to a larger extent. In turn, your heart and lungs will have to work harder than usual.
Similar to other parts of your body, working these body parts enough (but not too much) can strengthen them in combination with enough nutrients and rest.
This is good because it reduces the risk of a variety of conditions related to the cardiovascular system.
Could improve muscle endurance
Jumping rope is likely not challenging enough to actually grow and strengthen any leg muscles. That being said, engaging your calves, hip flexors, quadriceps, glutes, and hamstrings can still offer benefits.
These positive effects include slowing down degradation, making the muscles healthier, and improving muscle endurance.
In turn, doing 2000 jump ropes a day could make walking around and standing up easier and more comfortable.
2000 jump ropes a day can improve sleep
Most people know that improving their sleep quality and duration can benefit things like their mood, health, cognitive function, etc.
Even so, many people are not entirely sure about how to actually improve sleep.
Something to note is that exercising intensely right before bed tends to be suboptimal for sleep (but likely still better than no exercise).
If you have the option, you likely want to do the jump ropes for at least an hour or two before going to sleep.
Can improve coordination
Some people are more skillful in terms of coordination than others. However, many people forget that coordination is also a skill that can be improved.
When you first start doing 2000 jump ropes a day, your hand-eye-feet coordination may be off and you may hit the rope a lot. However, over time, this should happen less and less.
Better coordination is not just helpful for your jump rope session. It can also help you avoid bumping against things or misstepping throughout the day.
Is it a good idea?
Before going ahead and making 2000 jump ropes a day your main exercise routine, you do want to keep a few things in mind.
Depending on your training goals and the strength of your body, this routine may not be enough or even a good idea.
Can your body deal with it?
Jumping rope is a relatively high-impact exercise which means your body will experience a lot of small shocks when doing it.
If your body is strong enough to deal with the jumps, this can actually lead to more strengthening than low-impact exercises.
That being said, if you are relatively new to exercise, you may need to start with fewer jump rope skips or a low-impact workout like the elliptical machine could be better.
As you get stronger over time, you can then consider working up to the 2000 jump ropes.
General exercise guidelines
Something else to think about is whether doing 2000 jump rope skips is actually the fastest way towards your goal.
At the time of writing, the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion recommends the following exercise guidelines to adults (5):
- Moving more and sitting less throughout the day
- At least 150 to 300 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 to 150 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity a week. Preferably spread throughout the week.
- You can gain additional health benefits by engaging in physical activity beyond the equivalent of 300 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity a week.
- Muscle-strengthening activities of moderate or greater intensity that involve all major muscle groups on 2 or more days a week.
So doing 2000 jump ropes every day does get you within the exercise guidelines for cardiovascular exercise.
However, you still preferably want to implement resistance training in your workout routine. Not just for general health but also for goals like losing weight.
Additionally, if you really want to improve cardiovascular health a lot, longer or more intense exercise routines could be more effective.
Many people will benefit a lot from adding 2000 jump ropes to their daily routine as long as their bodies are strong enough to be able to deal with it.
If you are not sure whether your body is strong enough, you can start with shorter jump rope sessions and if these go well, build up from there up to 2000 skips.
That being said, there are likely also still some improvements you can make in this workout routine. For example, for most fitness goals, implementing some additional resistance training will be really helpful.