Hop, hop! Rope Fitness is the Top!

By Marina Aagaard, MFE

Rope jumping is super for getting-into-shape-in-no-time for kids and adults, women and men.
And a jump rope is one of the most cost-effective pieces of equipment; a very limited investment of time and money and in return excellent training results:
You improve cardiovascular health, stamina, coordination and strengthen your bones all at the same time. 

Top Tip

Hop, hop, hop, hop, hop, hop?
No! Don’t just hop, do various steps non-stop:
Skip, knee, kick, jack; lots of sweat will drop,
while motivation continues to be on top!

  1. Start with a lightweight rope. When standing on it, the handles should reach the armpits.
  2. Start with easy jogging on the spot, without jumping rope, then easy jogging with rope jumping. 3-5 min.
  3. For the first 2-3 times just do basic rope jumping, easy jogging, to learn the technique. At first the rope may seem to have a mind of its own, but soon you will get the hang of it.
  4. Progress to rope jumping with different steps, jog, run, hop scotch, skip, kneelift, kick, hop, jack.
  5. Stop in time! Don’t overdo it. At first you only jump rope for up to 5 minutes. Gradually progress to 15-45 minutes.

Click on the video to view rope jumping base moves and some variations. Enjoy.

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