Jump rope – skip yourself slim

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This is an easy effective way to burn a lot of calories and have fun. It is reminiscent of your childhood days and all you need is a skipping rope and you get a good cardio workout.

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Here are three simple jump rope exercises to get you slim and trim.

Single Jump

  • Jump over the rope with feet together, one jump per turn.
  • Repeat for 5 to 10 minutes.

Figure Eight

  • Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, grasping jump rope handles together with both hands in front of body.
  • Trace a sideways figure eight — moving from right shoulder to left hip, then left shoulder to right hip.
  • Shift weight from right to left foot as you move your arms across your body.
  • Repeat for 5 to 10 minutes.

Jumping Jack

  • Jump over the rope and land with feet wider than hip-width apart.
  • On your next jump, land with feet together.
  • Repeat for 5 to 10 minutes.
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