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Jumping rope is an unbeatable cardio workout—if you do it correctly

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Jumping rope is an unbeatable cardio workout—if you do it correctly
With the pandemic keeping so many people at home, a good rope will allow you to exercise within whatever space you have available.

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Finding the right rope

Finding the right rope
  • Picking the right rope starts with the handles. Most have a mechanism that allows the rope to rotate in the grips.
  • Consider your height. Some rope...

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The proper fit

Once you have the rope on hand, place the middle of the rope underneath the arch of one foot.

Stand straight up, pull the cable up vertically while holding the handles parallel to the gro...

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The correct hand position

  • Your hands should be in front of your pelvis - generally the middle of your body - or near where your pockets are.
  • Your elbows should be slightly bent.
  • Your hands should...

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Start with a toe catch

Start with the rope behind you, pulling on your calves, your hands in front of you, and the cable end of the handles pointing frontwards. Then do an initial swing with your arms.

For a toe...

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Pay attention to your jumping

  • The rope should have a pleasant "horseshoe" shape.
  • Your feet should be close together.
  • The rope should contact the ground about 10 inches in front of you.
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