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You know that jumping rope or skipping rope is a great cardio workoutthat burns
bucketloads of calories and help you lose weight fast. But, if you haven’t touched
a jump ropesince grade school, you risk the chance of falling or hurting yourself.
Therefore, you’ll need to be familiar with the proper techniques of jumping rope
in order to avoid potential injuries. That way, you get a fabulous fat-burning workout
and have oodles of fun while skipping to your heart’s content.
First of all, you want to practice jumping without the actual rope. This will allow
you to get the feel of jumping rope without worrying about tripping or hitting yourself
with the rope.
Simply jump rhythmically and land on your toes with heels off the ground. Your feet
level, and your weight should be distributed equally between both feet. Use your
ankles as a spring to bounce up and down.
Next, try jumping with the rope, and with shoes on. You should also jump on an even
ground that isn't too hard or too soft (like concrete and carpet) as this may hurt
Now you’re ready for your jump rope workout. Like any other form of aerobic exercise,
make sure you warm up for jump roping. Try walking briskly for a few minutes, stepping
in place or bouncing lightly on your feet, and most importantly, start slow.
How to Jump or Skip Rope for Fitness and Lose Weight
Stand up straight, grip the handles (one in each hand), and put the rope loop that
is hanging down behind your feet.
Making sure you grip the handles firmly, start turning your wrists or your elbows
in a clockwise direction so that you are throwing the rope over your head from the
back to your toes.
Keep your shoulders relaxed at all times. When the rope hits your toes, jump over
it so the rope is behind you again. When you hear the rope hit the ground in front
of you, jump over it.
Continue swinging the jump rope in a smooth movement over your head. Your aim is
to swing the jump ropeover and over again without stopping, jumping over the rope
When buying ajump rope, pay attention to the length. When you step on the middle
of the rope, the end sections of the rope should fit comfortably in your hands and
reach the middle of your chest.
As you become accustomed tojumping rope, you can increase the length of time you
exercise, the speed at which you jump rope, and incorporate new jumping styles into
your routine. So give it a whirl and watch your body fat shrinkwhile skipping rope!
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