Flying Maple MartialGym Society

Skipping and strong bones

by on Jul.13, 2010, under Training Tips

Skipping, with or without a rope, is an awesome exercise. You can vary rhythm, duration, intensity and complexity easily to a level suitable for you. Best of all, you can measure improvements by simple counts or time.

When kids are young and all the way into their young teenager years, there is a special window of opportunity to develop strong bones. For girls, when they are at around 17, they pretty much reach 95 percent of their skeletal maturity. Strong muscles and bones are similar to money-in-the-bank – if you can accumulate a lot when you are young, it will last a lot longer. Natural intake of calcium (from products like milk or calcified soya products) is important but having the proper exercise stimulates/facilitates the actual building of strong bones.

So keep on skipping. Be involved and take up the challenge!

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