Hi! My name is Urmi Kothari and I’m your energy coach from Kinetic Living. And today I’m going to tell you about how fun skipping can be especially after the variations that I’m going to show you. It doesn’t have to be monotonous and you can really get a bank for your buck in a short sweet period of time! So, if you’ve never skipped in your life before or you don’t know how to skip. First things first you must try to get this action right in your feet. So it’s basically small jumps off the ball of your foot, keeping your abs engaged and try to land softly with your knees. Try and get the feeling of how it feels to push off the ball of your feet and do this for about 30 seconds with about 30 seconds rest and then you can hold on to the rope. So when you hold on to the rope just get both the handles together and all you’re going to try and do is coordinate your feet and the circling of the rope. This way! So again, you’re back to the small jumps but this time you’re circling the rope next to you. Maintain your breath, try to keep your chin parallel to the floor and there should be no pressure on your knees. And relax! So again practice this for 30 seconds before you start the actual skipping. So this is the first variation or this is the most basic variation that we all know. Is keeping as I said feet light, chin parallel try to get an even breath. This is a great workout! This is going to get your heart rate up that’s the cardio effect try to keep your elbows close to the ribs and try to move from the rope and the wrist. And from here the next variation if you can get this right is you go for the Boxer Shuffle. I’m shifting my weight from side to side my shoulders are completely relaxed and as you can see I’m slightly going out of breath. And then the next variation is the High Knees. So this is a little bit more challenging for your coordination and you also start getting more out of breath. But keep that smile on! So, this is also working your legs harder, working your calves and constantly keep reminding yourself to keep your chin parallel to the floor. And then the next one is Sagittal Switches So these are all variations of the feet that you also do while you do jumping jacks. Again, landing softly on your feet. And the last one is Frontal Switches. Make sure you’re not keeping your feet too wide otherwise they will get entangled in the rope. And relax! So these were the 4 variations and remember you can take breaks between each variation or you can go at one go depending on your fitness level. So to summarise this epic workout I would like to just give you some tips on how you can build up your time. If you are a beginner, then start by building the most basic variation for a minute and followed by one minute rest and then slowly reduce the rest time to 30 seconds and try to do at least 3 to 4 sets and If you are an intermediate or an advance then you can try all different variations for 1 minute each with a rest period of 30 seconds in between and then gradually increase the skipping time and reduce the rest time. You can also build upto 10 minutes of continuous skipping and that will be a killer cardio workout. Skipping is an excellent cardio workout and it can be done anywhere and the skipping rope doesn’t weigh much so you can carry it even while travelling. Stay tuned for more fitness videos. Until then stay Glamrs.