Looking to lose weight the healthy way? Mix up your workout routine by adding in these fun skipping rope exercises to increase your heart rate and stay creative while at it!
Our Sport Singapore Brand Ambassador, personal trainer Cheryl Loh recommends doing 3 sets of this cardio based workout focused on repetition, footwork and coordination.
1. Normal Skips
Start off with your normal skipping. Avoid making too big movements with your hands, turn the rope with only your wrists. Do 50 reps.
2. Running Steps
Start with normal skips first. Once you have gotten into your rhythm, start doing single leg switches while skipping. Do not kick your butt but rather bring your knees upwards. Do 40 reps.
Fitness Trainer Cheryl Loh (left) demonstrates skipping with single leg hops with presenter Barbara Latimer. Photo: SportSG
3. Skipping with Jumping Jacks
Start with normal skips and incorporate the jumping jacks footwork into your skips. Alternate between opening and closing your legs with each skip. Do 30 reps.
4. Single Leg Hops
Skip on one leg only. Do 10 reps on each leg for a total of 20 reps.
5. Reverse Crunches
Lie down on your back with your legs straight and on the ground. Hold the skipping rope with outstretched arms in front of you. Tuck your knees inwards towards you while bringing the rope behind your legs. Bring arms back to starting position and extend legs back out while keeping them in the air. Do 10 reps.
Fitness Trainer Cheryl Loh (left) joining presenter Barbara Latimer in this episode of our Fitness 101 series. Photo: SportSG
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