While more and more people are starting to join gyms in an effort to stay fit and get in shape you can get a great workout at home using your skipping rope. It is a challenging and fun exercise that engages your entire body with emphasis on your leg muscles. Benefits It elevates your heart rate which is great for your cardiovascular system but also can help you burn around 800-1000 calories in just an hour! It is also a great workout for upper and lower body parts. It will help you strengthen your calves arms shoulders and even abs.