How to Stretch Before Jumping Rope: 5 Warm Up Stretches to Prevent Injury
Jan 08, 2024Devin Meek
It's difficult to overstate the importance of warming up for exercise. Jump rope is often used as a warm up for other forms of exercise and is a great way to get blood flowing to all the different muscles you'll likely be engaging. However, if jump rope is your exercise activity for the day, it is wise to do some dynamic stretching prior to getting started.
Simply put, stretching helps elongate your muscles and warm them up before being asked to perform at a high level. Stretching sends added blood flow to your muscles, warming them up and allowing them to increase their range of motion. These will help you prevent injury and feel great as you jump.
According to healthline.com, "Dynamic stretches can be used to help warm up your body before exercising and mimic the movement of the activity or sport you're about to perform." Dynamic stretching before starting jump rope activity prevents tearing your muscles because you don't hold your muscles under tension as you would with traditional stretching.
About the Author
Devin Meek is the Director of Education for Elite Jumps. He's been a jump rope entertainer for over eighteen years and is a three-time world champion competitive jumper. Devin travels the country sharing his passion for the sport, giving jump rope workshops to schools, CrossFit gyms, and corporate wellness programs.
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