Lower body stretching routine

Proper form and techniques for maximum benefit.

Are you looking to improve your lower body strength and flexibility? Jumping rope is a great way to do it, but it's important to make sure you're using proper form and technique to avoid injury. Here are some tips for stretching your lower body correctly:

woman stretching back

1. Keep your gaze forward and your torso upright, but don’t lean forward. This will help you engage your core and keep your lower body stable.


2. Gently bend your knees to a 90 degree angle and keep them bent only slightly at the hips. Your legs should be as straight as possible, and your upper body should be parallel to the floor.


3. Focus on using the muscles in your lower legs to lower yourself down and stand back up. Avoid using your upper body to lift yourself up.


4. To stretch your lower body, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and lean forward at the hips, keeping your legs straight. Walk down the stretch and then back up, repeating 8 to 10 times for a total of 2 to 3 minutes.


By incorporating jumping rope into your fitness routine, you'll not only improve your lower body strength and flexibility, but also increase your cardiovascular endurance. Jumping rope is a high-intensity workout that burns calories and improves coordination. So, what are you waiting for? Grab a training jump rope and start jumping!