Our expert says:
Skipping is a mighty tough form of exercise. I remember working with athletes who were provincial, and some national level runners and they found skipping to be one of the most intense and difficult exercises they ever did. So don't feel too bad.
My advice around skipping is that because it's so tough, you can't build a whole programme around it. You rather have to focus on other activities, to which you ADD skipping. So perhaps you can jog for 5 minutes, then skip, then jog for another 5, do some pushups, crunches etc. - sort of an overall training circuit that includes skipping. I think that this variety will be good for you and it also helps you work on other muscles too.
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