What do a trampoline and a jump rope have in common? They both require you to move your body in an upward force against gravity. With the help of a trampoline and jump ropes, you can find a wide variety of exercises and fun ways of entertainment.
Can you jump rope on a trampoline? If you are teaching a child how to jump rope, it is suggested that you start out with a smaller trampoline. Then you can to move on to a bigger sized trampoline. Jump roping on a trampoline is a great way to exercise indoors or outdoors for people of all ages.
With that being said, there are a few safety tips and rules and fun tricks that you can learn for both the trampoline and jump roping.
How To Jump Rope On A Trampoline?
For safety sake, you are going to want to be the only person jumping on the trampoline regardless of the size. If you’re going to practice, it is recommended that you start with a smaller or mini-trampoline. To begin simply, begin jumping on the trampoline with the jump rope in both hands, one you feel like you have gotten to an appropriate and comfortable height in the air twirl the jump rope.
Once you have practiced this, then you can move on to a giant trampoline. Using a jump rope on a trampoline is a great way to get the exercise you are utilizing leg, arm, back, and core muscles. Make sure to stretch before and after exercising and drink lots of water.
Safety Tips For Jumping Rope And Jumping On A Trampoline
Before you grab your jump rope and hop onto a trampoline, here are six crucial safety tips for yourself and others.
Tip Number 1 (Jump Rope):
- If you are going to jump rope, you need to make sure that you have enough distance from other people so that the jump rope doesn’t hit them.
Tip Number 2 (Jump Rope):
- If you are wearing shoes, make sure that they are properly tied and secured to your feet. You can trip on your shoelaces, or one of your shoes can fly off your feet depending on how you are jumping with the jump rope.
Tip Number 3 (Jump Rope):
- Make sure that you are appropriately sized for your jump rope. If you are 6 feet tall, you don’t want to have a jump rope that is for a child. You will find it difficult to jump rope with a rope that is too long or too short that could cause you to stumble and fall.
Tip Number 4 (Trampoline):
- If children (age five and under) are jumping on the trampoline, they should not be jumping on the trampoline. At all times, have adult supervision in case of accidents regardless of the size of the trampoline.
Tip Number 5 (Trampoline):
- Do not allow children to jump off of the trampoline. Please have them walk or crawl to the edge and climb down.
Tip Number 6 (Trampoline):
- Do not allow children to play on a wet trampoline. It makes the mesh slippery, and a child could slip and fall or crash into another child, causing injury.
How To Jump Rope And How To Double-Dutch
Just in case you don’t know how to jump rope, or you are teaching someone how to jump rope here are a few easy steps to follow:
Take the ends or handles of the jump rope into both hands. Make sure that it is evenly dispersed between both hands.
If the jump rope is in front of you, then step over it, moving the middle trail behind you. Rotate your hands so that your palms are facing upwards with your thumbs facing backward, keep elbows loosely bent.
Bend knees and jump into the air, while temporally suspended mid-air bring both of your arms in a circular motion behind you to the front while rotating your hands as you bring the jump rope fully around your body feet to head and back to your feet behind you.
After landing, be careful not to land on your spinning jump rope. Once you have completed these steps and learned how to jump rope, you can continue jumping in the simple up and down style, or you can discover fun jump roping tricks.
Another fun style of jump roping is called double-dutch. For this type of jump roping, you need three people, two to twirl the rope and one to jump. This particular style is not easy to learn right away, but it is a different way to jump rope with friends.
First, you need a jump rope that is at least 15 feet in size for two people. If you are using one person to jump, then you can use a slightly smaller size rope.
Second, have the two twirlers hold the opposite ends of the jump rope. Make sure that the rope length is even between the two people.
Third, the two twirlers will separate their hands on either side of themselves while holding the jump rope. Next, they will start to twirl the rope in a clock/counter-clockwise motion. For right-handed people, begin swinging the right arm in a circular motion, the left arm will follow the motion, but in the opposite clock/counter-clockwise circular motion.
Lastly, Once they find a steady 1, 2, rhythm, it’s your turn to jump in. To jump in easier, rock with jump ropes and watch only one side of the twirling ropes. Once you are ready, jump on in, to jump and not hit the ropes, jump right to left or left to right in a side-to-side rocking beat. You will feel a little odd at first, but you will eventually get used to the rhythm.
And there you have it, easy to follow instructions for double-dutch jump roping. With this style, you can have more than one person jumping at a time, interchanging who is jumping in the middle, or both of you can jump in at the same time. The possibilities are endless. You can also learn fun tricks, speed up or slow down the pace with fun music or challenge yourself and friends to see how long and fast you can double-dutch.
Fun Trampoline And Jump Rope Tricks
Tricks are fun ways to entertain yourself and impress friends. You can challenge others and show-off your amazing skills. This section is here to tell you about a few trampolines and jump rope tricks that you can try ranging from beginner to pro.
First, you will read about a few jump roping tricks. The first trick is called the side straddle, also known as skiing. The reason for the name is because you jump side to side with both legs jumping over the rope at the same time as if your feet are skis. The next trick is called running-in-place. This next trick is a little more advanced; it’s called crisscross. For this trick, you are cross-crossing your arms in front of you as you jump, the rope will then make an “X” you can quickly uncross your arms after you jump over the rope to re-cross your arms in front of you again.
Next, you are going to learn a few trampoline tricks. First, the trick is a front flip; you can land on your feet or your butt. It’s cooler to land on your feet, though. For this trick, spotting and height are essential. You need to jump high enough in the air so that you have enough time to land, and you need to spot so that you accidentally don’t jump off of the trampoline. Simple get enough height and then tuck your arms and legs into your chest, then you land. Other simple tricks involve knee drops where you drop to your knees and jump back up to your feet. Or doing a spin in the air and landing on your feet.
Hopefully, this article has helped you learn about the endless possibilities of jumping on a trampoline and jumping with a jump rope. Both of these activities are fun to indoors or outdoors by yourself or with friends. They are also great ways to exercise and burn unwanted fat while doing fun tricks and amazing stunts.