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Need to shape up? Get toned fast, and have fun doing it, with the basic exercises in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- A jump rope
- And a small area in which to jump
Choose a jump rope
Choose a jump rope that fits your height.
Hold rope from handles
Hold the rope from its handles.
Step over rope
Step over the rope so it's behind your feet as you're standing.
Swing rope over head
Swing the jump rope over your head in a circular motion, making an arc with the taut rope.
Jump over rope
As if comes forward toward your feet, jump over the rope by hopping straight up with both feet.
Continue jumping until the rope gets hung up at your feet. Then begin again from the beginning.
Jumping rope isn't just an exercise: it's a skill. Practice and you'll be great before you know it.