Rope jumps are not for just kids; instead, they are one of the best exercises that considerably improve lower body power and strength, stamina, foot and hand speed, coordination, balance, and agility. It also burns calories at an exceptional rate and helps in increasing bone density. It activates muscles groups such as hamstrings, quadriceps, calves, and glutes.
- Stand straight and hold the handles at the each end of the rope in each of your hand.
- Move your hands away from your body by at least a foot, which will allow you to create a larger arc.
- The rope should move from backward to forward, so keep the rope resting behind you.
- Now forcefully swing the rope using your hands and wrists.
- When the rope comes close to your feet, then jump or hop over it.
- Set the pace that works best for you.
- Jumping Jack – During alternating jumps, you can spread and then bring your feet together in a periodic manner.
- Scissors Split – On each jump, shoot your one foot forward and the other backwards, like a lunge. Then in the next jump, do the opposite of this.
- Front and Back – Jump with moving your feet back and forth.