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How to skip correctly
Remember, if you haven't skipped before (or not skipped in a long time), then it may take some time to build up to a steady number. Always listen to your body and only push yourself as much as feels comfortable. You’ll be surprised how quickly you will build up your skips!
Jump on the balls of your feet
When you skip, try to softly jump up and down on the balls on your feet. Your heels should never touch the ground, which is one reason why skipping is a great workout for your calves.
Don’t jump too high!
If you’re trying to get in a rhythm and skip for more than 30 seconds without burning yourself out, keep your jumps as small as possible without tying up the rope.
Don’t swing your arms and shoulders too much
Skipping is all in the wrists. If you're using your arms and shoulders while jumping very high, skipping becomes a very difficult cardio activity. Just use your wrists in a circular motion.
Hands slightly above the waistline
Hand position is important, and this is also dependent on the length of the rope you have. Your arms should be comfortably bent, hands placed about a foot from your sides and about waist level.
Get in a rhythm
You can really skip as fast as you want but getting in a rhythm can make skipping easier and more fun.