If you’re looking for a great way to burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time, jumping rope may be your answer. But be prepared to put in the work! Jumping rope training burns a high number of calories for two reasons. First, this type of workout uses the large muscles of the legs and forces them to move constantly in order to keep your rhythm. Secondly, it incorporates your upper body, which very few types of cardio do. This can easily be considered the cheapest form of all cardio workouts, as all you need is the rope; you don’t even need shoes!