You might think you know all about jump rope, but think again.
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. And, during these days of lock-down and stay-at-home orders, it’s a great way to get moving with limited space using low-cost equipment when you can’t get out of the house.
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, and be inspired!
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Zandy R says
A young man across the street jumps rope in the driveway every day. He’s a baseball player in college and obviously looking for ways to stay physically fit when he can’t go to the gym. If I wasn’t 100% sure I would fall on my butt, I’d do it. But heck….I fall down for no reason these days…..but for those of you with better balance than me, give it a try.
Zola Zeester says
You should give it a try some day, too. You may surprise yourself.