Jump Rope: The Magnificent

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In this aptly titled video, fitness maven, journal queen, and jump rope aficionado Alexis shows not only great technique for mastering Double Unders – a very demanding exercise by the way – but also how to use your jump rope for some overhead strength and flexibility work.

The jump-rope is an incredibly versatile piece of equipment. It travels light, serves multiple roles, and always promises a heart pumping workout!

Suggested Workouts:

3 Rounds:
15 OH Lunges Left Leg
15 OH Lunges Right Leg
60 Single Jumps

3 Rounds:
15 OH Squats
15 OH Lunges, each leg
20 Double Unders

5 Rounds:
25 OH Squats
15 OH Lunges, each leg
20 Double Unders


Here’s Dr. Stephen cruising, skipping along on one foot at a time:

  • Jump on the balls of your feet.
  • Don’t jump too high. Control is more important than speed. Just get a steady rhythm.
  • Jumping rope is more about flicking your wrists than moving the rope with your shoulders and arms.