You might think you know all about jump rope.  There’s the basic, easy jump rope kids learn at a playground with some cool tricks requiring more skill and experience.  It’s also a great workout as professional trainers and fitness experts often recommend jump rope as an aerobic exercise alternative to running or riding bikes.  Elite jump rope athletes and competitive teams, however, take the technique of the sport to remarkably high levels in single freestyle, single speed, pairs, three person speed (‘double dutch’), and three person freestyle (double dutch freestyle).  Watch them all go like crazy in this 2017 World Jump Rope Federation promo video!

 

Information/Resources:

Learn Jump Rope Skills & Tricks (instructions with illustrations and tips for singles, pairs, and double dutch), the American Heart Association

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USA Jump Rope, The United States Amateur Jump Rope Federation offers unique experiences and educational opportunities through its sanctioned jump rope workshops, camps, seminars and tournaments at the state, regional and national levels.

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During the first week of July, the World Jump Rope Federation hosted the 2018 World Jump Rope Championships at the University of Central Florida CFE Arena in Orlando, Florida.  If you missed the live stream broadcast of the fast and fun 4 day competition and final round, there’s still time to watch all the action via video recordings.  Just click/tap the “Watch Again” button on the media players below ↓

 

 

 

 

 

A yo-yo changed a young man's life, and now he's a master of his art.THROW – It seems to be a simple toy, but a yo-yo changed a young man’s life.  Watch Coffin Nachtmahr’s story and his masterful skills with a yo-yo.

 

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Posted by Zola Zeester

Zola is a vagabond playmaker, the On2In2™ recreation guru and primary source of inspiration for this article. Currently resides at Zeester Media HQ.

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