JUMPING ROPE for the Beginner
Why spend 30-45 minutes on the treadmill when jumping rope will get you there faster?
15 minutes of jumping, you can burn 150-200 calories, equivalent to running at an 8 to 10 minute mile pace. As a beginner start off doing interval training, jumping 30 seconds, then walk in place for a minute or two (until your heart rate recovers) and then jump again for 30 seconds, keep repeating.
As you become more fit, gradually increase the length of your jumping intervals and decrease the length of your “active rest.”
To keep your injuries low, only jump about an inch off the ground, and keep your knees bent when you land.