How to Use a Mini Trampoline for Jump Roping

Jumping rope offers great benefits.

Jumping rope offers great benefits.

Jumping on a trampoline is a popular form of exercise as it is low-impact and burns lots of calories. Just six minutes of jumping can equal 1 mile of jogging. Jump on it at home as you watch TV -- no hefty investment required for expensive equipment. By jumping rope while using a mini trampoline, you can work your arms and build coordination at the same time.

Ensure that your rope is the proper length so that you do not fall. Step onto the middle of the jump rope with one foot. Pull the rope handles upward so that the rope is extended. If the rope almost reaches your shoulders, it is a good length for a beginner. If the rope reaches your armpit or below, it is a good length for an advanced jump rope jumper.

Step onto the middle of the mini trampoline. Place one of the handles of the jump rope in each one of your hands. Step over the rope so that the rope is behind your feet.

Bend your knees and jump into the air. At the same time, twirl your hands so that the jump rope comes up behind you and over your head. Swing the rope under your feet just before you land. Repeat jumping and twirling the rope for as long as you can.

Warning

  • Talk to your doctor before starting any new exercises.
 

About the Author

Though constantly traveling the world, Julia Williams is based in Chicago and has been writing since 2006. Williams holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting. She is also a licensed fitness instructor, specializing in Pilates since 2003 and has written hundreds of articles on exercise and health.

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