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JUMPING ROPE                                                

Greater Louisville Medical Society. Patriot Game VIII (CC BY)


                                                

The goal of this game:

Skip the rope continuously, as many times as possible, you should never touch the rope with your feet or it will be lost.

Group size:

It depends on the game variation, minimum 1 player, maximum 12 players.

Rules:

  • Do not step on the rope or touch it with your feet or legs while jumping.
  • Jumping continuously as many times as possible.
  • It depends on the variation.
Benefits:
  • Improves coordination.
  • Decreases foot and ankle injuries.

  • Burns major calories.

  • Improves bone density.

  • Improves cardiovascular health.

  • Improves breathing efficiency.

Variations:
  • Single-Rope basic skills.
  • Doble hops.
  • Jumping jacks.
  • Cross jumps: land with feet crossed like an X, then apart, then crossed again
  • Scissor jumps: land with one foot forward and the ther forward, then on the next jump switch feet.
  • Butt kicks (heels to the butt)
  • High knees.
  • Left left right right.
  • Side to side.
  • Criss cross.
  • etc.

 

  • Jump Rope Rhymes.You need a small group of kids and a big rope. You can sing different traditional spanish songs such as El Cocherito Lere, La reina de los mares,... or english songs like Teddy Bear
  • Jump rope in pairs or in groups.

 

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Benefits of jumping rope activity:

  • coordination.
  • Decreases and injuries.

  • Burns .

  • Improves density.

  • Improves cardiovascular .

  • Improves efficiency.

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