Adjusting your skipping rope
To determine the right length of your skipping rope, place your foot in the middle of the rope and lift the handles up the side of your body. For beginners, or to be more comfortable, the handles should come up to your shoulders. For advanced skippers, the rope can be shorter, coming up to your lower ribs or navel.
Easy three-step adjustment
Once you've determined the length:
1. Slip the rope through to have extra length (the length will depend on your height and skill level, as explained above).
3. Cut off the extra length.
4. Place the cord and adjuster to their initial positions.
Your rope is ready!
Enjoy skipping without risk of injury
Correct technique involves jumping with your stomach tight, contracting the abdominal muscles, the pelvis must be tucked under to avoid hollowing of the back – which can cause back pain and injury. For beginners, to improve jumping and balance we recommend doing 2 jumps for each rotation of the skipping rope: twice on the right foot, then twice on the left foot. We strongly recommend wearing sports shoes to cushion impacts.
15 minutes of skipping is the equivalent of 30 minutes of jogging.
1 hour of skipping burns up to 725 calories!
Advantages of skipping ropes
Skipping is an effective way of burning calories, losing weight, slimming your figure and even having a flat tummy. This is simple, all-round exercise that improves balance and encourages good posture. Skipping works lower-body muscles, while toning arms, shoulders, the back and abs. With the right technique, this sport can boost endurance.
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