jump rope fundamentals

Proper Jump Rope Form for Beginners - Learn how to jump rope faster!

It’s not easy to learn how to jump rope, but it doesn’t have to be.

Beginners often make one major mistake when picking up the jump rope for the first time and that’s practicing with poor form and technique.

Proper form is what you are taught first when learning anything new - how to dribble/ shoot a basketball, kick a soccer ball, throw a baseball, tackle, weight lift……you get the idea.

Form is the foundation on which everything else is built.

Get it wrong and you are setting yourself back from ever achieving your greatest potential. In order to make sure you get it right, I put together a video covering the seven main characteristics of jump rope form so you can see exactly what you need to look for and practice.

I also have a photo you can download HERE, so you have it handy whenever you need a refresher.

Check out the video below to identify the bad habits in your form so you can start fixing them ASAP!

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Why Should I Learn Jump Rope Skills?

I have seen people ask this question on social media as well as make statements like

“I don’t need to learn any skills. Basic bounce works just fine for me”

While it is true, you don’t have to learn any jump rope skills if you don’t want to, I personally disagree with statements like this. This is the same as saying, “I don’t need to do any other weight lifting exercises, dumbbell curls work just fine for me”. I think we can all see the ridiculousness of that statement. Different exercises work the body in different ways and produce different results.

In order to show you what I’m talking about I made a video giving you 3 reasons why you SHOULD learn jump rope skills.

Check it out below and let me know your thoughts in the comments!

How To Jump Rope Tutorial

Here is a tutorial I put together covering the main things you NEED to know when starting out with the jump rope. How you start can really set the pace for how quickly you will progress in learning this exercise. Form and technique are by far the most important aspect. Don’t teach yourself bad habits that will hold you back and frustrate you. It’s all laid out for you in this video, you just have to put it into action!