The number of calories burned jumping rope, or skipping, depends on the size of the individual and the intensity and duration of the skipping. Skipping moderately for ten minutes adds 70 calories to the number of calories burned while at rest, while skipping vigorously adds 110 calories, according to Weightlossresources.co.uk.
A 135-pound person who spends an hour skipping slowly will burn approximately 418 calories, while an hour of skipping at a moderate rate will burn approximately 614 calories. Skipping fast will burn 736 calories in an hour, according to WebMD's Fit-O-Meter. Ten minutes of skipping burns the equivalent in calories of running an 8-minute mile, according to WebMD.