This 15-Minute Jump Rope Workout Will Transform Your Arms And Abs

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Think jumping rope is just for CrossFit fanatics or double-dutch-loving fifth graders? No way! Jump ropes are all the rage on the fitness scene, from boxing to barre studios—and for good reason. “Jumping rope is one of the best ways to burn the most calories, and it tones the entire body as you’re jumping,” says Amanda Kloots, creator of “The Rope” and “The Dance” classes in New York City. “Since becoming an avid jumper, my entire body has completely changed—especially my arms and abs.”

Kloots’ popular jump rope-based classes focus on some fitness fundamentals: endurance, coordination, and speed. With those powers combined, Kloots guarantees, “this workout will leave you sweating and your muscles burning.”
Before you bounce: “Make sure you’re jumping with your shoulders directly over your hips, and keep your abdominal muscles in tight,” says Kloots. “Squeeze your legs together and tighten your glutes. Keep your elbows right by your waist and bent at 90 degrees, and stay low to the ground. You barely need to jump off the ground.”

Ready to get your Rocky on? Kloots designed this workout just for Women’s Health readers:

Your playlist: Find three songs that are each 3–5 minutes long. DJ’s choice! (Kloots’ recs: “Gypsy” by Lady Gaga, “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back” by Shawn Mendes, and “Till I Collapse” by Eminem.)

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