Jump Rope (Skipping) Steps:
Step 1: Grab a handle in each hand and start with the rope behind you, so it's right at your heels. To get the rope moving, gently rotate your forearms forward and then your wrists to generate momentum and swing it overhead.
Step 2: As the rope swings up overhead, bend your knees slightly. Once you see the rope pass your shins, jump by springing from your toes. Start slowly so you can master the timing of it. Once you get a few jumps down, you'll know when to jump naturally.
Step 3: Once you're at a comfortable speed, your wrists can do all the work. Usually, there are bearings inside the handles that rotate the rope itself. This makes it easy to spin the rope with just your wrists.
Step 5: As you hop, be sure to stay on the balls of your feet. This keeps you quick and nimble. Because your calves will get tired quickly, feel free to alternate hops. For example, alternate between each foot, hopping on one and then the other, and then both. This lets your calves rest a little longer.