Jump Rope

Jumping rope is a full body conditioning drill that develops foot work, speed and agility. This exercise also improves cardiovascular endurance and coordination.


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    Grab each handle and let the rope hang behind you. Hold the handles at your sides.
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    Swing the rope up and over your head. As it approaches your feet, jump slightly off the ground to allow the rope to pass underneath you.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Avoid jumping too hard or too loudly. Instead, try to land softly on your feet. Bend your knees and ankles slightly upon landing to lessen the impact.
  • Avoid bouncing too high. Only jump, or skip, as high as necessary.
  • Avoid bending your knees too much during the exercise.