Jumping rope is a great way to get some exercise! Not only is it fun, it also helps build endurance, which is important in many sports. That's why tennis players, boxers, wrestlers and other athletes will jump rope as part of their training. After playing tennis over the years, I have become pretty good at jumping rope. It might sound easy, but there are a lot of challenging ways to jump rope. My favorite technique to jump rope is on one foot. To learn some challenging single rope stunts, hop over to www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/
Still need more of a challenge? Try timing yourself with a stopwatch while you jump. You can either time how long you have been jumping in total or how long you can jump without tripping the rope.
The best part about jumping rope is that it's easy and cheap. All you need is a jump rope and some exercise shoes. You can also hop anytime of the year! If it's too cold to jump outside, you can always jump rope indoors, too. Just make sure you have enough room to jump safely. Hop to it!
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