Jump Rope: Side Swing

Practical Usage

Incorporate this exercise into the routine of your choice with the upcoming ExRx app. Or use the workout creation guide for an evidence-based do-it-yourself approach.

Jump Rope: Side Swing


Bearing: Weight
Impact: Low



Grasp jump rope handles on each side.


Throw rope back and under to one side. As rope travels upward from behind then throw rope downward and front of body diagonally to opposite side. Pattern can be repeated on opposite side alternating between sides.


Side swing is used to initiate adequate revolution speed before initiating jumps. Just before rope swings downward in front of body, arms can separate to each side so rope travels under feet.


Back swing can be initiated with one hand grasping both handles. Other hand can pickup up second handle near end of downward diagonal swing. Once begun pattern is repeated by throwing higher arm over lower arm. Side Swing can also be used to dismount at end of jumps.

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