This is where we learn all the fundamentals you will need to get you started on your Jump Rope Journey. From sizing your rope, proper footwear, and how to care for and store your rope.

sizing your rope

I just wanted to add a quick note of warning that as with any fitness tool, improper use of skipping ropes can lead to injury, so take care and read the below and make sure you contact us with any concerns. Our ropes are intended for adult use and contain small parts in some cases so please be careful when opening, adjusting and storing your ropes and keep away from small children.  Also inspect your rope before use to make sure any cord ends/knots are tightly fastened. Check your space as well before you start, you don't want to accidentally cause some damage to items or people in your surroundings!

Jump rope is super fun so we are confident you will love it, we hope the below is useful to help you get started on your jump rope journey!

With your jump rope purchased you’re now ready to start jumping! The real key to progress is practice, practice, and more practice! However, adopting proper form from the onset will make your jump rope journey more enjoyable, help you to avoid injury and you’ll progress much faster. We recommend focusing on 2 core fundamentals…

Bound height - The first thing to remember is to jump lightly on the balls of both your feet simultaneously. Jump only a couple of inches off the ground, just enough to let the rope pass under you. A common mistake that beginners make is jumping too high and kicking their legs back (see illustrations below)

Arm and hand positioning - The second fundamental is proper arm form. Arms should be kept tight into the side of the body, elbows should point backwards and wrists should be placed at around hip height with the palms facing outwards. Ensure you rotate your wrists, a lot of beginners have stiff wrists but if you set yourself up with the correct arm positioning as mentioned, then the wrist action should come to feel more natural. With this arm and hand positioning, rotate the rope around you by moving the cables in a small circular motion. You should not have to engage your entire arms and shoulders! A common mistake that beginners make is having their arms and hands too wide and far away from their body leading to excess energy being used and generally making learning more difficult (see illustration below)

Check out the video below where we demonstrate these 2 fundamentals of the basic bounce:

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