Jump rope warm-up for sprinters/runners

3 Good reasons to use jump rope to improve running

1. Multi-planar ground contacts strengthen and activate the foot and ankle complex.  

2. Jump rope assists in learning a faster dorsiflexion (pulling the toes towards the shin)

3. The arm action of the jump roping activates the core to support the foot and ankle   

Overall, the runner who spends the least time on the ground will be the fastest. That is the goal with jump rope exercises for runners.