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The Easiest Jump Rope Workout for Beginners (Ever)

Published on December 16, 2017

Are you just getting started with your jump rope journey? Did you just get yourself a new set of ropes and you're wondering what workout you should do?

This week we're excited to share a special heavy jump rope workout for beginners. This is probably one of the easiest jump rope workout routines you can experiment with.

​You will need a heavy jump rope for this workout (I will explain why in a second). 

You ready to get started?

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What You're Going to Need

Here's what you're going to need for this workout:

> Crossrope Starter Set - get the CR Starter Set
>​ A timer - you can use your phone for this one
> Some space to jump - I'll be jumping outside today

The Crossrope Starter Set comes with two heavy jump ropes - the black 1/4 lb Agility rope and the orange 1 Lb Intensity rope. For this workout I'll be using only the 1 Lb rope.

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Note - the Starter Set is not mandatory for this workout, but we do recommend you use a heavy rope (explained below)

Why a Heavy Rope?

There are many advantages to using weighted ropes, ​but if you are a beginner then there are two important things to remember:

1. A heavy jump rope slows down your rotation, allowing you to focus more on your technique.

2. A heavy jump rope gives you better feel for the rope so you can time your jumps better and minimize your mistakes and frustration.

That's why we recommend heavy ropes to all of our beginners.

A Jump Rope Workout for Beginners

Today's workout is one of the easiest workouts we've put together, but if you're just getting started (or if you're looking to refine your technique), it's a really good one.

It's built around two simple jump rope exercises - basic jumps and alternate foot jumps - and is designed to have you progress from a slow pace to a fast pace.

Your objective is to complete five rounds of the following sequence of exercises and progressively increase the pace of your jumps from one round to the next:

- 30 seconds of basic jumps
- 30 seconds of rest
- 30 seconds of alternate foot jumps
- 30 seconds of rest​

Check out the full workout video below for details:

Here are some important tips to keep in mind for this workout:

> If you haven't yet had a chance to check out our complete guide for beginners, make sure you go through it - it covers everything you need to know to learn how to jump properly.

> If you trip up or make mistakes, it's part of the game. Just brush it off and keep going.

> ​Make sure to follow the three simple tips offered at the beginning of this workout to ensure you're setting yourself up for success.

How did it go for you?

I'd love to hear how the workout goes for you.

Leave your results in the comments below or in our private jump rope community. And if you really like it, give it some likes and shares as well. Good luck!

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