It’s the simplest piece of equipment compared to the skill it takes to master.
As a beginner, you can improve your coordination with a basic single jump. For those looking to explore, there are countless skills to master and new rhythms to learn. And if you had the time and desire, you could even train to become a World Jump Rope Champion!
A jump rope should find it’s way into your hands regularly. As a piece of fitness equipment, practicing single unders (when the rope passes under your feet once), double unders (rope passes twice), and triple-unders (you get the idea) helps you develop and strengthen your mind-body connection by improving your coordination, rhythm and accuracy.
At the same time, short bouts of intense exercise increase endurance, stamina, cardiorespiratory health, and they prime your brain for learning. Being physical is a catalyst for new cell growth and repair to improve learning readiness, attention and focus. In other words, you get a lot of bang for your buck.
Jumping is a natural human movement. But sometimes, when we have a jump rope in our hands, all hell breaks lose. So, let’s quickly break down the technique of jumping rope, so you are set up for success!
Tips for Jumping Rope
- Keep your elbows close to your sides
- Jump with a straight body and upright torso
- Relax your shoulders and spin the rope from your wrists
You never know when you’ll need an energetic or mental boost so keep a jump rope in your car or gym bag and as a beginner, aim for up to 300 jumps in a single session. As you progress, try for bigger unbroken sets or incorporating it into a workout