basic-jump-ropeNow those of you who have been reading my blog for a while know that I hate to jump. I always do modified jumping jacks and try to avoid jumping all together. Well I decided to try jumping rope. I’m starting off slow and I’m going to work my way up to 15 minutes per day. Today I started with 100 jumps.

Benefits of Jumping Rope – Jumping rope is a great calorie-burner. You’d have to run an eight-minute mile to work off more calories than you’d burn jumping rope.

  1. Weight Loss
  2. Increased Cardiovascular Fitness
  3. Muscle Tone

How to Start Jumping Rope

If you haven’t jumped rope since third grade, it can be humbling. It demands (and builds) coordination. Initially, you should practice foot and arm movements separately.

  • Hold both rope handles in one hand and swing the rope to develop a feel for the rhythm.
  • Next, without using the rope, practice jumping.
  • Finally, put the two together. You’ll probably do well to jump continuously for one minute.

Jump_Rope_Basics – Here is a workout!

There is a song about skipping rope!

Skip a Rope – Henry Cargill