Jump Rope Benefits

Jump Rope is an excellent addition to any fitness regimen. It refines coordination, strengthens your bones, improves heart health, boosts your stamina, and much more.

Blog Post _Jumprope_Fuse Fitness_January 2018

Jumping is an efficient and low-cost workout that is perfect for busy parents on the go. Most hotels have a small gym or you can opt for a nearby park. Learning to jump is beneficial for all fitness levels and can add a light break from other types of cardio such as running or swimming.

It doesn’t take much to jump rope like a pro. Here are a few tips to get you started!

Size your rope properly. Stand at the center of our rope - the bottom of the handles should be at your armpits. Purchase a good-quality rope and consider using a timer to set an appropriate work-to-rest ratio, especially if you are a beginner.

Use good posture - no hunching over or flapping your arms. Your wrists should be the primary source of momentum and you should focus on landing at the balls of your feet.

Practice makes perfect. Jump Rope adds fun and variety to your workouts. Getting into a stride may be difficult at first, so don’t hesitate to reach out to a professional trainer for tips. Try the series below in-between Tabata intervals.

Rep 1: 2 leg jumps

Rep 2: single leg jumps

Rep 3: single leg jumps

Rep 4: criss cross jumps

Rep 5: forward / back jumps

Rep 6: reverse jumps

Rep 7: high knee jumps

Rep 8: double unders

As always, the trainers at Fuse Fitness are more than happy to help you refine your jump rope technique. Take advantage of the simplicity and flexibility of jump rope - a wonderful addition to any workout plan.

Yours in health,

The Fuse Fitness

Kristin Rios