Boxing is one of the most physically demanding sports. To compete in boxing you need to be in peak physical condition. Skipping rope is a key exercise for achieving this goal.
1. Hand-eye Coordination
A boxer's hand eye coordination is crucial. The ability to catch the other boxer's punches, read them and move out of the way is what separates champions from contenders.
Boxers who lack hand eye coordination will be left bruised and battered after a few rounds.
2. Improves Endurance
The sport of boxing requires a high degree of endurance. This is because boxers need to be able to fight for up to 12 rounds.
Jumping rope is a great way to improve your endurance as a boxer. It improves your stamina and it's a good cardiovascular workout.
3. Mental toughness
It's said that Jack Dempsey used to count out loud while he jumped rope to stay focused during training camps.
Jumping rope is hard work, but it can help you push through the mental fatigue of long training sessions or difficult fights.