Unsurprisingly, boxers, who are probably some of the best athletes out there, engage in jumping drills regularly to help coordinate hand-to-eye and cardiovascular fitness. Skipping is one of the cheapest exercises. You need minimal equipment, minimal space, and you can train anywhere – indoors or outdoors. To get through your routine, all you need is:
1) Jump rope:
Jumping rope is very inexpensive and is available at sports specialty stores. You can buy a professional jump rope online by clicking on this link.
To make sure the length of your rope matches your height, stand in the middle of the rope and pull the handle up until the rope is firm. The handle should be parallel to the center of your chest.
2) Training shoes:
Skipping is a strenuous activity that is beneficial for bone strength. But it is important to wear appropriate shoes. The jumping effect – especially with more advanced movements – requires that your shoes need lateral stability to provide support for your feet. Cross-training shoes that combine stability with cushioning are best.
3) Correct surface:
Cushioned shoes themselves are not the only consideration you need to know. In fact, you should practice jumping on a "padded" surface such as a gym floor, exercise mat (make sure it doesn't move or slide), or a rug.