We are independent & ad-supported. We may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.

Advertiser Disclosure

Our website is an independent, advertising-supported platform. We provide our content free of charge to our readers, and to keep it that way, we rely on revenue generated through advertisements and affiliate partnerships. This means that when you click on certain links on our site and make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

How We Make Money

We sustain our operations through affiliate commissions and advertising. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, we may receive a commission from the merchant at no additional cost to you. We also display advertisements on our website, which help generate revenue to support our work and keep our content free for readers. Our editorial team operates independently from our advertising and affiliate partnerships to ensure that our content remains unbiased and focused on providing you with the best information and recommendations based on thorough research and honest evaluations. To remain transparent, we’ve provided a list of our current affiliate partners here.

How do I Perform Boxing Jump Rope Drills?

By Jessica Reed
Updated May 17, 2024
Our promise to you
WiseGEEK is dedicated to creating trustworthy, high-quality content that always prioritizes transparency, integrity, and inclusivity above all else. Our ensure that our content creation and review process includes rigorous fact-checking, evidence-based, and continual updates to ensure accuracy and reliability.

Our Promise to you

Founded in 2002, our company has been a trusted resource for readers seeking informative and engaging content. Our dedication to quality remains unwavering—and will never change. We follow a strict editorial policy, ensuring that our content is authored by highly qualified professionals and edited by subject matter experts. This guarantees that everything we publish is objective, accurate, and trustworthy.

Over the years, we've refined our approach to cover a wide range of topics, providing readers with reliable and practical advice to enhance their knowledge and skills. That's why millions of readers turn to us each year. Join us in celebrating the joy of learning, guided by standards you can trust.

Editorial Standards

At WiseGEEK, we are committed to creating content that you can trust. Our editorial process is designed to ensure that every piece of content we publish is accurate, reliable, and informative.

Our team of experienced writers and editors follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure the highest quality content. We conduct thorough research, fact-check all information, and rely on credible sources to back up our claims. Our content is reviewed by subject matter experts to ensure accuracy and clarity.

We believe in transparency and maintain editorial independence from our advertisers. Our team does not receive direct compensation from advertisers, allowing us to create unbiased content that prioritizes your interests.

Boxing jump rope drills will improve coordination, build stamina, and help a boxer move quickly in the ring without losing his balance. To perform boxing jump rope drills, the boxer first finds the right jump rope for him. Next, he works to increase his stamina with basic jump rope moves. Finally, he combines the basic moves with more advanced drills and may choose to add in other exercises in between rounds of jumping rope. When jumping rope it's important for the person to wear comfortable exercise shoes with good support and to jump on a shock-absorbent surface, such as in the boxing ring itself.

The right jump rope for boxing jump rope drills should be lightweight and spin quickly. Weighted jump ropes and those made from heavy materials will not work well. The goal is to find a rope that spins quickly, not one that provides resistance through weights. Purchasing an adjustable jump rope is key, that way the boxer can alter the height to find the perfect length for him. Those who are six feet (1.83 meters) tall or under should start with an adjustable nine foot (2.74 meters) jump rope, and those who are over six feet will need a ten foot (3.05 meters) rope.

To adjust the rope after purchasing, the boxer should stand on the center of the rope with both feet and bring the handles up to his armpits. They should fit under his armpits and the rope should be taut. If the rope has too much slack, he can adjust the rope on either side and check again.

When he is ready to perform the boxing jump rope drills, he should first stretch and do some warm-up exercises. He then starts by jumping rope normally. He should increase his speed after a few minutes and move his feet back and forth while jumping. To do this, he shifts his weight from one foot to the other while moving that foot forward and the other back. This mimics the movements made in the boxing ring.

After he has worked with the jump rope for a week or two and built up stamina to jump for long periods of time, he can move on to more advanced boxing jump rope drills. These include running in place while jumping, crossing the jump rope from side to side over the body while jumping, and jumping twice for every one spin of the rope. A boxer can combine these moves by doing a certain number of one specific type of jump, switching to a different exercise such as lifting weights or push-ups, and then perform another round of jumping.

WiseGEEK is dedicated to providing accurate and trustworthy information. We carefully select reputable sources and employ a rigorous fact-checking process to maintain the highest standards. To learn more about our commitment to accuracy, read our editorial process.

Discussion Comments

WiseGEEK, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.

WiseGEEK, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.