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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 (ropesport.com). 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!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTQzejZUmS4

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

Solid advice Betsy! If it is time for a new rope, check out the Flash Rope available at www.flashrope.com - it is a world record holder for speed, durable, and adjustable! Readers of Fitness Magazine get 20% off their orders, use code - FITMAG - at checkout!

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:

I'm addicted to this site with all your helpful ways to be healthy!! I just ordered my first Fitness Magazine subscription!! Of course I follow @FitnessMagazine

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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