How to Jump Rope

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How to Jump Rope

If you don’t know how to jump rope then I would highly recommend getting one and learning because it has so many benefits!  Jumping rope greatly improves cardiovascular health and help with balance and coordination.  It’s also a great exercise to help improve endurance and stamina.  It’s a skill that takes some practice to begin with but you would be really surprised to see how fast you pick it up once you start.  If you need a little instruction on how to jump rope, check out my video below.



Some basic tips to keep in mind when you’re learning how to jump rope:  When it comes to your upper body, keep your shoulders down and elbows close to body.  You should only be really moving your forearms to rotate the rope.  Also, keep your head up and look straight ahead.  Don’t look down and chase the rope, your body will learn the naturally get a feel for the timing and anticipate the jump accordingly.  If you have space by a mirror, that could help you see your form.  Always stay light on your feet, don’t be flat footed, jump only on the balls of your feet.  For basic bounces you don’t need to jump super high, just enough to let the rope slide under your feet.  Once you get the hang of the basic bounce, try doing high knees.  The more you jump rope the better you’ll be!  You’re coordination and balance will improve and you’ll get into a rhythm, trust me!


You can get one of my new ZCUT Zropes on Amazon through my STORE (I’m using the premium speed rope in the video) Each of my jump ropes come with 6 printed workouts that incorporate jump rope circuit training with some total body toning exercises.  I have a beginner jump rope workout with basic bounces if you’re just starting out in your jump rope career and an extreme jump rope workout that if for the athletes that want push themselves.  Don’t worry, you’re not just jumping rope the whole time!  It’s a mix of jump rope circuit training with total body toning exercises for a complete workout!  You’re never jumping rope for more than a few minutes at a time. I put the workout video on my ZGYM and with each rope I’ve included a FREE 5-day trial so you can do them online with me in real-time!  



12 comments on “How to Jump Rope”

  1. Tanya Hogan  | 

    that’s next on my GET-THIS list

    thank you for the education on this!

    it’s been since the 70’s that I’ve used one.. :D

  2. Tanya Hogan  | 

    I’ve been using my rebounder for jump-rope and extended bursts of high knees, at present. mostly because I don’t have a decent rope, so I need that one you’re talking about, but also for the cushion I need for my older frame. ;)

  3. Ricardo  | 

    I’ll try that as soon as I get back home. I really suck at this exercise…

  4. Christian Pelletier  | 

    From a boxer. Thanks, you’ve impress me with this good introduction.

    Don’t look all this video, if you didn’t like boxing or Mike Tyson… just is Jumping Robe technique. Ok?


    Chao ;)


  5. Rachael Attewell  | 

    Are the Jump Ropes adjustable in length?

    • ZuzkaLight  | 

      The speed ropes are 9 FT which I’ve found is great for most women AND men and the weighted rope is adjustable up to 9ft! :)

      • Suzanne Baunsgard  | 

        I am wondering how to shorten mine? I am only 5 ft 5, it’s a little long for me.

  6. Samantha  | 

    Does anyone have possibly any tips to jump roping when you live in an apartment.

    At least according to the Amazon page, the jump ropes (and most out there!) aren’t really meant to be outside.

    Thank you so much! :)

    Samantha D

    • ZuzkaLight  | 

      You can use the jump ropes outside, it’s only recommended not to use them outside because the concrete or cement could scratch the rope. It won’t break the rope, they’re all really sturdy, it may just look a little beat up if you use it outside often :)

  7. angela  | 

    Hi Zuzka!!! Do you ship to Canada… ???


    • ZuzkaLight  | 

      my team is working on it! :)

  8. jacqueline Guzman  | 

    How can I shorten the rope is to long for me. Please!

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