Half Jumps - Rope Jumping

Half Jumps - Rope Jumping

In this lesson you will learn how to do half jumps. That's when the rope goes around once and you do 2 jumps. The first jump is a small hop and the second jumps goes over the rope. The half jump is for beginners who find it difficult to start with single jumps. Once you can do 200 jumps in a row, (the rope goes around 100 times) you can try single jumps. For more rope skipping skills go to rope skipping main.

Description: Half Jumps - Rope Jumping

  • Stand on the balls of your feet and keep your legs in a vertical line with your upper body. Look straight forward. The handles are close to the thighs. The knees remain pretty straight. Keep your core are (abdominals) tight during the entire exercise.
  • Swing the rope backwards up and make a small hop. The rope moves slowly and only makes half a rotation. You just hop and don't actually jump over the rope. Keep your knees as straight as possible. Jump from the balls of your feet.
  • Keep swinging the rope (slowly) and then jump over it. Keep in mind that you should keep your legs and your upper body aligned vertically and don't ever let your heels touch the floor.

Trainer advice: Half Jumps - Rope Jumping

  • Never lift your knees - Keep your legs as straight as possible and bounce off the balls of your feet.
  • Half jumps can also be done with light textile ropes. Single, double and triple jumps on the other hand, work better with heavy ropes. For example leather, plastic or wire ropes.
  • Once you can do 200 jumps in a row, (the rope goes around 100 times) you can try single jumps. Single jumps: One jump - Rope goes around once.
  • Keep the handles of the rope close to your thighs.
  • The heels never touch the floor.
  • Jump on an even surface and wear shoes. However, if you do half jumps with a light textile rope, you can also do them barefoot.

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