The Best Jump Rope Workout Ever

Polish off those double-dutch skills, kids.

By: Noah Lehava
Photography: Jake Rosenberg

This week, we’re going old school. As in, we’re bringing back some schoolyard double-dutch skills (or you know, just basic skipping) for a pretty damn intense cardio routine. But we promise it’s fun! And if you think about it’s comparatively easy, on a technical front, because you’ve been doing it since primary school. So friends, dig out the Jump Rope For Heart skipping rope from your ‘Memories’ box and join us (and Natalie Uhling) for a seriously high intensity and nostalgic workout.


 

Move #1

Basic jump

 

This is your solid base move. Once you master this jump rope skill you can move onto more advanced moves. Start by swinging the rope over your head and lightly jump as it glades right under your feet. Try to keep your jump low to the ground, just enough so that you clear the rope. Land with both feet and repeat. 

 

BASIC JUMP This is your solid base move. Once you master... Read More

BASIC JUMP

This is your solid base move. Once you master this jump rope skill you can move onto more advanced moves. Start by swinging the rope over your head and lightly jump as it glades right under your feet. Try to keep your jump low to the ground, just enough so that you clear the rope. Land with both feet and repeat. 

 

Move #2

Jack jump

 

This move will help you tone those outer and inner thighs while getting your cardio in! Start with your feet together and the rope in your hands. As you swing the rope over your head you will jump your feet out and in as the rope passes through your feet. The feet are doing the same motion as a basic jumping jack. 

 

JACK JUMP This move will help you tone those outer and... Read More

JACK JUMP

This move will help you tone those outer and inner thighs while getting your cardio in! Start with your feet together and the rope in your hands. As you swing the rope over your head you will jump your feet out and in as the rope passes through your feet. The feet are doing the same motion as a basic jumping jack. 

 

Move #3

Criss-Cross jump

 

This is taking that basic jack jump and adding a fun twist. Start with your feet together and the rope in your hands. As the rope swings over your head you will jump your feet out and then cross the right foot over the left using the inner thigh muscles while also keeping the tempo of the rope going. Make sure to alternate feet so ensure your body is even.

 

CRISS-CROSS JUMP This is taking that basic jack jump and adding... Read More

CRISS-CROSS JUMP

This is taking that basic jack jump and adding a fun twist. Start with your feet together and the rope in your hands. As the rope swings over your head you will jump your feet out and then cross the right foot over the left using the inner thigh muscles while also keeping the tempo of the rope going. Make sure to alternate feet so ensure your body is even.

 

Move #4

Scissor jump

 

This move is going to sky rocket your heart rate! Start with your feet together and the rope in your hands. As the rope swings over your head switch the position of the legs by pulling either the right or left foot forward while pulling the opposite leg to the rear. Keep this alternating of the legs going while maintaining the jump rope speed. 

 

SCISSOR JUMP This move is going to sky rocket your heart... Read More

SCISSOR JUMP

This move is going to sky rocket your heart rate! Start with your feet together and the rope in your hands. As the rope swings over your head switch the position of the legs by pulling either the right or left foot forward while pulling the opposite leg to the rear. Keep this alternating of the legs going while maintaining the jump rope speed. 

 

Move #5

High Knee jump

 

Cardio, cardio, cardio! This move should be a killer! Start with your feet together and the rope in your hands. As the rope swings over your head alternate pulling your knees to your chest. Make sure to land softly and breathe!

 

HIGH KNEE JUMP Cardio, cardio, cardio! This move should be a... Read More

HIGH KNEE JUMP

Cardio, cardio, cardio! This move should be a killer! Start with your feet together and the rope in your hands. As the rope swings over your head alternate pulling your knees to your chest. Make sure to land softly and breathe!

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