Everybody has to start somewhere. No matter what you do in life, you will need to be the beginner for a little while. The best part about jumping rope is that it’s a fun skill you can learn relatively quickly, so long as you’re consistent and patient with yourself.
I’ve seen many people stay away from using the jump rope in their workout routine simply because they think they’re uncoordinated and will never know how to jump rope. This just isn’t true, and if you follow along with me, you will learn exactly how to jump rope like a pro.
If you’re new to jumping rope, then you might find yourself constantly tripping over your rope. This can get very frustrating and might seem too difficult. Sure, the beginning is challenging and will push your mental and physical endurance a bit. But if it didn’t then it would be really boring after a while. We’re here to have fun and get lean while we’re at it.
Age and fitness levels don’t matter either, because with jump rope you can progress at your own pace. Besides, when you push yourself too far, you’ll more than likely trip and have to rest anyways. Jumping rope is also a great sporting activity for all ages because it is a lower impact exercise when executed with the correct form. (I.e. Bent knees, light on the toes, 1-2 cm hops from the ground.) Unlike running, where you’re constantly smacking the ground and sending shockwaves up through your joints which often lead to knee and hip injuries.
Better yet, you can jump rope anywhere, whether or not you go to the gym. It’s also a highly effective high-intensity workout and is effective for promoting fat loss. This means that you don’t need to be doing it for hours on end either!
I want to get you to the point where you feel confident enough to incorporate the jump rope into your daily exercise routine. You should be able to experiment with different styles, intensities, weighted ropes, formats and speeds. But before I get ahead of myself.
Let’s start with the basics first because right now you need to get your fitness levels up. Once you’re at optimal fitness then you can level up to the second part of this course. This is the boxing-inspired high-intensity intervals paired with bodyweight and resistance band exercises to provide you with a strength-cardio blast.
I’m so excited to have you a part of our Jump Fit Community. I cannot wait to see your fitness results and you jumping like a pro!