By Nicole Gregory for Live Right Live Well
For proper technique, consider the following tips from Martin Winkler, author of RopeSport: The Ultimate Jump Rope Workout:
• Maintain upright posture without leaning forward
• Keep your hands level with your hips
• Make sure your upper arms remain almost motionless
• Let the rope just graze the floor
• Aim for just an inch of space between your feet and the ground.
While people of all different fitness levels can take up jump rope,
it’s not recommended for those who are obese, or have problems with
their knees, joints or lower back, says Williams. But if you’re
otherwise fit and healthy, jump rope has much to offer: It can be done
almost anywhere, anytime and at low cost. It’s especially fun to do
with music, and it can be an easy way to burn calories.
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