5 Tricks to Jump Rope like a Pro

How To Jump Rope Like A Professional – workout tips

Rope jumping or skipping is the simplest and cheapest way of increasing your rate of metabolism. Although, this is the case, many people don’t know the proper way of jumping rope. If you are interested in learning how to jump correctly, here are ticks on how to do it:

Get the Right Rope

The most important factor to consider is the length of the rope. To ensure that it’s of the right length, you should step at its center with your feet together. You should then pull the ends upwards and for it to be right for you it should reach just under your armpits.

When the rope is of the right size, it will give you enough room to comfortably jump over. The available room won’t be too large for you to trip over.

If the rope is too long, you should consider making knots near handles; however, if it’s too short you should get a longer one.

In addition to ensuring that the rope is of the right length, you should ensure that the unit has handles that are easy to grip. The handles should neither be too light nor too heavy.

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Swing the Rope Properly

The proper way of swinging the rope is by using your hands and wrists. As rule of thumb you should avoid moving your arms as this will make you very tired. Before you start swinging the rope you should ensure that you have a firm grip of the handles.

To create an arc that is enough for you to jump through, you should extend your hands and forearms at least a foot away from your body. You should always ensure that your elbows are bent at a 90-degree angle.

Jump Properly

To avoid injuring yourself you should jump properly. The right way of doing it is bouncing on the balls of your feet and not your heels. The reason why you should use the balls of your feet is to ensure that you move at a fast pace.

Be Relaxed

To jump for a long time you should ensure that you are relaxed. This calls for you to jump in a relaxed state. You should also keep your arms relaxed. The reason why it’s advised that you relax is to avoid wasting a lot of energy tensing up.

Set An Ideal Pace For You

As rule of thumb you should use a pace that matches your skill level. For example, if you are a beginner you should move the rope slowly. This is to allow you to have enough time to make a small hop in between jumps.

When jumping you should listen to the sound of the rope as it hits the floor. Just like music, the sound of the rope will help you in finding the right rhythm for you.

Parting Shot

These are the tricks that you should use to jump rope like a pro. To avoid wasting money, you should buy a high quality rope that will last for a long time.

Learn How To Jump Rope Like A Pro – Tips for All Levels

(High Knees, Single/Double Unders)

Jump Rope Tutorial for Beginners

Learn How to Jump Rope (Quick and Easy)

Learn To Jump Rope for Beginners

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  1. I remember jumping rope as a kid, and forgot how much fun it was. There are some great tips in this post. I didn’t think about how easy it would be to injure yourself by bouncing on your heels. Thanks for the information about buying a quality jumping rope. I plan to buy one today and I’ll let you know how it goes.

  2. You’ll love it, Jan! I’ve kept with it for several days now and it is an amazing workout! I’m glad you’re planning on buying a good rope, it will make a big difference.

  3. I was really surprised when I tried jumping rope for 15 minutes. I was exhausted! Who would have thought that something could be such a great workout and be so much fun!

  4. I’ve never used a jump rope as part of my exercise routine. However, I am going to give it a try. I am not a huge fan of running and I think jumping rope could be an awesome exercise for interval training. I would love to try alternating jumping rope for cardio and some of the other strength training exercises from FitnessB.

  5. I, too, used to love to jump rope as a kid, especially double dutch. What fun! Who knew we were in such good shape as kids. I’ve found one way to make jumping rope easier is to put on music with a good, steady beat. This really helps with your pace and coordination. I always go into a jump rope workout with the mindset that this is for fun and play, not for work and exercise. It’s great for when you hit the wall with your current workout, and just want something fun.

  6. Gosh, I don’t think I have picked up a jump rope since I was 9 years old! I haven’t thought about incorporating it into my workouts, but it seems like a great cardio exercise. I will definitely have to buy a nice quality jump rope and add it to part of my routine. Thanks for sharing all this information and the videos, it’s really helpful!

  7. It has been years since I have jumped rope! Thank you especially for the link to some high quality ropes! I will have to invest in one. My daughter is two, so it won’t be long until she starts jumping rope with me! Thanks for the advice!

  8. I used to jump rope as part of my amateur boxer training. It is a very effective exercise for building stamina, in addition to developing responsive footwork(moving around the ring), which is an essential skill in combat sports and even field sports. I will have to try and integrate it back into my current training regimen.

  9. Great points here that really hit on a lot of subjects. Really for me, all you have to do is find a rhythm and stick with it for a period of time. As your stamina gets better, you can add some flavor to the movement. You’ll actually get a good burn from this as well.

  10. I love jump rope, even a short workout can really make me out of breath. I do not like weighted ropes however. These are good tips. The worst is when you stumble on a rope but it turns out to be too short or too long.

  11. Thanks for the top video that shows the lateral and back & forth movement. I tend to tuck my legs back when I jump rope, but it’s good to know that that’s a bad idea because it increases impact. I’ll try to keep my legs as straight as possible from now on. Also, I’d like to share that I just recently purchased a weighted jump rope that really strengthens my arms and shoulders for a great overall workout.

  12. I love an occasional jump rope work out routine! I could run a marathon and feel fine the next day but when I do an intense jump rope work out, my calves would be sore for 2 to 3 days! It burns calories more efficiently than running or jogging! I’m focusing on trying to learn the advance tricks and routines right now like double unders and criscross.. I’ve seen other people do triple under and it looks so bad ass! 🙂