Jump Rope Workout For Beginners
Jump rope or jumping rope is essentially a device used in the game of jumping/jumping rope in which one or more players jump over a chain swung horizontally so that it rolls under their feet then over their head and back to the start. The purpose of this is to determine who can jump further than the other players, thus determining a winner. In order to become a true jumper and make your camping experience more pleasurable and exciting, you will need to take some basic training to improve the ability and technique of your jumps.
Jump rope workouts for beginners should ideally be done at home with the assistance of a jumping rope machine such as a Power Jumper. It is important that you know your way around a basic jumping rope to avoid injuries to your arms, legs and knees. Many people prefer using a power jumper due to the convenience of it being in the same room as you. For beginners, you should consider only doing basic exercises on your jumping rope machine as there are a few very basic jumps to master first and once you have mastered them you can progress onto more difficult jumps.
Basic exercises include basic jumping rope jumps and other exercises that can be done with just one leg or with both legs. One basic exercise that is good for beginners is called the butterfly. This exercise can be done using one foot on the ground while the other leg is stretched out in front of you with both feet touching. Once the bottom of your foot touches the ground, bring both your feet together to a stop, slowly bending your knees. Once you have bent your knees and your leg reach a full 90 degrees then jump straight up off the floor with the right leg.
Another basic jump rope workout for beginners is the box. This exercise can be done by standing flat on your feet with both legs apart about a metre apart and your hands placed on the back of each foot. When you feel comfortable enough with this move onto a platform or box and repeat the exercise on the platform or box until you can comfortably stand on one leg.
There are some jumping exercises that involve jumping up and down or swinging the rope across the body, whilst doing a back bend. This is referred to as the ‘power’ or ‘stance’. You may need to practise this with a jump rope machine before attempting to do it without any resistance or the help of a jumper. The power pose can be repeated many times to build up stamina and the strength of your body muscles. You can also work your leg muscles by doing this exercise but remember to keep the weight of the body low and not too much so as to damage the muscles.
Jump rope workouts for beginners can be performed on their own as well as being combined with other activities. Examples of exercises that may be done while on a jumping rope are the ‘hangtime’ and the ‘side hang’. The hangtime involves performing jumps from the ground on one foot and then swinging the rope back and forth. This can be done with the help of a jump rope machine or by simply swinging back and forth with your leg on one foot and the other leg straightened.
The side hang is an excellent cardiovascular workout as it provides an excellent cardio session. A great way to add variety to a jumping rope workout is to alternate the ‘hangtime’ by jumping and throwing the rope between the legs and backwards and forwards. This type of exercise is good for increasing leg strength and flexibility.
Some jump training machines are designed with a ‘power’ option which allows you to swing the rope back and forth to simulate the energy that the rope exerts against your muscles. The power is transferred from the rope to the muscles of your legs and the back to the arms. This can be an extremely beneficial workout in terms of developing power and balance to all the muscles in your body. So, if you want to become a world-class jumper why not try using a jump trainer machine to train you?