Outdoor Skipping

Beginner Level of Difficulty

Skipping is an excellent low impact conditioning exercise suitable for all fitness levels.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


Picture of Calves

Calves

Calves (calf muscles) influence the ankles and contribute to overall ankle strength. Strengthening your calf muscles will help your balance and performing movements such as running, walking and jumping.

Picture of Quadriceps

Quadriceps

The quadriceps (quads) are a group of four muscles on the front of the thigh. They allow your knee to straighten and provide stability when standing. Your quads are the most important muscle group for maintaining the ability to stand and to walk independently.

Exercise Instructions


outdoor skipping - step 1

Step 1

Pick a rope that is a suitable length.

outdoor skipping - step 2

Step 2

Start jogging lightly with the rope.

outdoor skipping - step 3

Step 3

Skip for the recommended length of time.