Basic exercise with a jump rope

Try the basic jump rope exercise:

  • Stand upright, breathe steady.
  • Pull in your stomach.
  • Keep your elbows close to your body, and your arms slightly away from your body.
  • Start swinging your wrists to swing the rope.
  • Hold the handles lightly, use your thumb and forefinger to control the handles.
  • Jump gently on your toes.
  • Jump high enough for the rope to swing under your feet (you don’t have to jump very high).

60–70 jumps a minute is a good pace for beginners. Do about one jump a second.