Jump rope exercise tips




The jump rope exercise is a weight-bearing activity. It is good for your bone density. It may also improve your balance and coordination. You can find a video demonstration of this aerobic activity below.

 

Pros

 

You can do this activity almost anywhere as long as there is enough overhead room
It’s inexpensive
You can watch TV or listen to music while doing this activity

Cons

 

This activity is strenuous. You may irritate your joints, hips and knees
It will challenge your balance and coordination
It can be boring

Tips

 

Stand on the center of the cord with your feet shoulder-width apart. The handles should be about 2 inches above your hips
You can hop with both feet at the same time or alternate your feet
You should start with just 30 to 60 seconds. You can then work your way up to doing 5 to 10 minutes or more of this activity


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