Tips for Jumping Rope in Your House
Aug 10, 2022Matt Hopkins
Don't let the weather get in the way of breaking a sweat. Jumping rope is a great way to workout from the comfort of your own home. Here are our recommendations for how to get started:
First, find a space large enough for you to jump. We recommend about 10' front-to-back, 5' side-to-side, and a ceiling height that is about 3' taller than you are. You’re going to want to find a hard surface to jump on, whether that’s wood, concrete, or even thin carpet (if you invest in a mat - more on that in the next step).
You will probably find the most success in your garage, kitchen, or a wide hallway.
Once you know where you’re going to jump, consider investing in an exercise mat. A good mat will protect your floor from scuffs and scratches, muffle the sound of the rope hitting the floor, and reduce the chance of upper and lower body injuries. If you already have an exercise mat of some sort, try it out with your jump rope, but if you’re looking to invest, we recommend a Jump Rope Mat.
Finally, a softer rope will keep your floor, furniture, and family intact. If you aren’t already, try out a licorice PVC rope. They are gentler on your floor and surroundings while still providing the same great jump experience of a standard beaded rope - a win win!
About the Author
Matt Hopkins is a former competitive speed jumper and jump rope coach. Matt has won numerous national championships in speed jumping, and his athletes have won several national speed and freestyle titles and have broken world and national speed records. He also taught middle and elementary school PE in Leavenworth WA for 23 years.
We're all about equipping and encouraging people to take on big challenges, because we know the process of doing hard things helps us grow in character and capacity.