Grasp jump rope handles on each side. Initiate side swing mount or start with rope behind body and swing rope from behind over head.
As rope travels forward in front of body, cross arms downward in front of hips and jump over rope. Keep arms crossed while rope swings up behind body. As rope travels forward in front of body, uncross arms back out to sides and jump over rope and repeat.
Hop heights should be minimal, just enough to clear rope, maximize jump rope efficiency, and decrease joint impact. Intensity can be altered by increasing speed of hops.