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10-Minute Workout: Jump Rope to Skip Yourself Slim

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Burn 135 calories fast with this express workout that sculpts your shoulders, chest, arms, and legs.

Jump Rope Basics

If you haven't picked up a jump rope since fourth-grade gym class, it's time for a skip down memory lane. Burn 135 calories in just 10 minutes with this jump rope workout from Marty Winkler, cocreator of RopeSport workout DVDs ( You'll also sculpt your shoulders, chest, arms, and legs.

How To Jump Rope

  • Jump 1 to 2 inches off floor, giving rope just enough space to slip under feet -- only the balls of feet should touch the floor.
  • Keep elbows close to sides as you turn the rope. The movement comes from the wrists and forearms, not the shoulders.
  • If you tire out before you finish the workout, drop the rope, but keep arms and legs going. Work up to using the rope full-time.
  • To find a rope that fits, place one foot in the center of the rope and lift the handles -- they shouldn't go past your armpits.

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beurnit wrote:

i love to jump!!

10/23/2013 03:58:39 PM Report Abuse
FlashRope wrote:

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2/14/2013 12:05:55 PM Report Abuse
melrbooks wrote:

Needs a video. It is hard to visualize what you are suppose to be doing. Looks like fun to shake a workout routine up. Please add a video so everyone can better understand the workout.

7/26/2012 05:04:30 PM Report Abuse
LindaMarotto wrote:

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2/15/2012 01:55:48 PM Report Abuse
tftuttle wrote:

I agree. I don't quite get what the moves are. Its a little confusing. A video would be great!

4/18/2011 08:55:12 PM Report Abuse

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