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Jump Rope Training for Health and Fitness in School-age Participants: Secondary Analyses  from a Systematic Review

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posted on 2023-05-15, 10:03 authored by Ekaitz Dudagoitia Barrio, Cristian Alvarez, Rohit K. Thapa, Akhilesh K. Ramachandran, Utkarsh Singh, Rodrigo Ramirez-Campillo

Background: Altering moderator variables during a jump rope training (JRT) program can 

provide a novel training modification that can be used to modify the specific training outcomes. 

JRT is commonly implemented as a traditional game activity in many countries as an old culture 

of physical activity in school-age participants (SAP). However, strength and conditioning 

professionals need to know how JRT moderator variables affect these health- and physical fitness 

outcomes. Thus, an evidence-gap map (EGM) could provides a clearer picture of the design 

of an appropriate JRT based on scientific evidence. Objective: the purpose of this systematic 

review secondary analysis was to assess the moderator variables related to JRT effectiveness 

for health and physical fitness-related outcomes in SAP. Method: literature searches were 

conducted in the following electronic databases: PubMed, Web of Science and SCOPUS. The 

PICOS (participants, intervention, comparators, outcomes, and study design) approach was used 

to rate studies for eligibility. An EGM was constructed to graphically represent the body of 

evidence and the current research gaps. Results: 10,546 records were initially identified and 

finally, 8 studies were considered. A total of 186 participants were analysed in the intervention 

groups (16 groups). Five of Eight studies measured health-related parameters and five of eight 

included fitness-related parameters. Conclusion: rope weight (e.g., weighted rope i.e. 695 g), 

adequate post-exercise recovery strategies (e.g., dark chocolate supplementation), type of jump 

(e.g., freestyle), and total number of jumps, can be manipulated into JRT programs to optimise 

health and physical related capacities among SAP


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International Journal of Kinesiology & Sports Science


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Barrio, E.D., Alvarez, C., Thapa, R.K., Ramachandran, A.K., Singh, U. and Ramirez-Campillo, R. (2023) 'Jump Rope Training for Health and Fitness in School-age Participants: Secondary Analyses from a Systematic Review', International Journal of Kinesiology and Sports Science, 11(1), pp.27-41. doi: 10.7575/aiac.ijkss.v.11n.1p.27

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  • Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences

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Akhilesh K. Ramachandran

Cardiff Met Research Centre/Group

  • Youth Physical Development

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