Workouts For Jump Rope

Jump-Rope-Cardio-ExerciseJump rope is definitely an awesome method to get fit, lose weight and stay healthy but some individuals have been heard to say they find it a bit on the dull side! Clearly, these people have never truly explored the fantastic world of jump rope workouts!

Jumping rope on the spot for a long time is probably quite dull but there is really no good reason why you have to limit yourself to such unexciting exercises. Yes, it is nice to switch off your brain from time to time and just put on your favourite music and skip away but if you would like something more exciting then read on…

Jump Rope Interval Training

Interval training involves alternating periods of high intensity activity with periods of low intensity rest and is definitely an ideal method to crank up your fitness and fat burning while making your exercise shorter. Try skipping rope as fast as you can for 30 seconds and after that rest for 60 seconds. Repeat ten times for an effective 15 minute blast of cardio and fat burning. Searching for a greater challenge? Make like a boxer and jump rope for three minutes and after that rest for 1. This simulates the demands of rounds of boxing but without the danger of getting punched in the nose! Perform three to six rounds.

If you’re searching for the daddy of all interval training exercises, try a Tabata. Tabatas involve working flat out for 20 seconds and after that resting for 10 seconds. Repeat this sequence eight to ten times for a four to five minute exercise guaranteed to leave you feeling like that was the longest couple of minutes of your life. For extra credits, try doing double unders – two rope turns per jump.

Jump Rope Circuit Training

Circuit training is a great method to develop cardiovascular fitness and muscular endurance simultaneously and it also is a terrific fat burner. Try this easy bodyweight circuit exercise which works each of your major muscles and will burn a large amount of calories too.

30 seconds jump rope
30 seconds press ups
30 seconds jump rope
30 seconds squats
30 seconds jump rope
30 seconds crunches
30 seconds jump rope
30 seconds burpees

Rest 30 – 60 seconds and after that repeat the whole sequence three to five times.

Jump Rope and Weight Training

Lots of people do 20 to 30 minutes of cardio after their weights exercise in an effort to burn calories, lose weight and get fit. This method works but also means your exercise can become extremely lengthy. Instead, try doing 30 to 60 seconds of jump rope between sets of every exercise. This will not just save you time, the short period of jumping rope will also improve your recovery so you will be able to work out harder than normal. Saves you time while delivering much better results; what’s to not love about jumping rope?

Discover Some Tricks

As soon as you have mastered fundamental jump rope, it’s time for you to start getting fancy and learn some tricks. Even though initially you might spend as much time tripping over your rope as you do leaping gracefully over it, learning tricks is a superb method to have fun while you work out. Discover how you can do double and triple unders, cross overs, turns, knee lift sprints and any number of tricks you are able to find on YouTube. Not only will your fitness levels soar, you’ll be cool as cool can be whenever you get your jump rope out and start busting some moves in the gym!

Do not limit yourself to slow and steady jump rope workouts; try these workouts or use your imagination to ensure that you reap all the benefits that this excellent training tool has to offer.


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