Rope jumping develops stamina, builds strong bones, increases lower body strength, and improves coordination, agility, foot speed, hand speed, and balance. Not to mention it’s fun, inexpensive, portable, gentle on the joints, and offers endless challenges.
- comfortable workout clothes
- a pair of supportive sneakers
- a correctly-sized jump rope
The Basic Movements
- First, turn the rope using your wrists. Keep the shoulders and elbows “quiet.”
- Next, jump over the rope with a very low, relaxed bounce.
- Your mantra is “turn first and jump second.”
Performing the turn and the jump in the correct sequence and with proper timing is the key to being a successful rope jumper. If you jump too early or turn too late, the rope will likely get caught on your feet and that’s no fun at all.