Yes. Not only is a jump rope workout great cardio but also an awesome way to get lean muscles. According to Lirjon “Logan” Fisniku, CPT, Chicago-based personal trainer jump rope is a full body workout with most focus on your quads, glutes and hamstrings. These are some of the biggest muscle groups in our body and therefore if you’re trying to improve your strength, running power or composition Logan explains jump rope is the way.
The primary muscle group that rope skipping hits are the calves. Every skip depends on the calves working and extending your ankles, this leads to more elastic tissue surrounding the calves and thereafter less injury. To work your calves the best you should keep your jumps on your toes as much as possible.
With good posture during your skipping session jumping will tone your back and shoulder muscles. This is where a heavier rope would do more work. You can also engage your core by holding a straight line throughout your body and imagine you’re doing a plank vertically. After a while you can add a twisting and jumping from side to side to expose the core to more movement. Lastly your arms will definitely build stronger with jumping. Especially your forearms which will help you with good grip, chin-ups and carries for example.