Jump Rope-Give it a Second Chance!

If you haven’t jump roped since Elementary school like the majority of adults, you should give it a second chance!

I recently started incorporating the jump rope into my workout routine after reading many articles about how great it is (which I was skeptical about).  I don’t know about you, but I personally had not jump roped (jumped rope!?) since Elementary school before beginning this routine. I figured it couldn’t hurt to give it a chance though and now I absolutely LOVE it! Not only is it amazing cardio, but a full body workout if done properly! It can also improve skills like eye/hand/foot coordination, agility, and endurance!

So, I’ll admit, the first few days I could do MAYBE 10 consecutive rotations before I would ultimately stumble and whip myself in the leg, but I stuck it out and after a few months I feel like a pro! It works your core and legs so effectively while also providing portable, efficient cardio! They have jump ropes with weighted handles too for a bonus arm workout! Also, there are so many variations you can try, which increase the difficulty and calorie burning opportunities! (one-legged, double -legged, criss cross, ski jumps, double go around in one jump, backwards, etc!)

My current jump rope routine I use as a warm-up for my workout:

Total time: 10-15 minutes

  • 1 minute: easy pace
  • 3 minutes: moderate pace
  • 30 sec: recovery pace (catch your breath)
  • 2 minutes: fast pace
  • 30 sec: recovery pace (catch your breath)
  • 3 minutes: Forward and backward jumps (jump forward across the room, then go back the same way jumping backwards, but keep the rope going forward)
  • 30 sec: recovery
  • Optional 2 minutes: ski jumps (basically just jump in place side to side keeping your feet facing forward)
  • 1 minute: cool down

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I plan to continue incorporating jump roping into my daily workout routine and build up to a consecutive 30 minutes to use as my full cardio workout 1-2 days per week! It will be an efficient, no excuses workout in the summer too!

Give it a try yourself and let me know how it goes!

Click here for an interactive jump rope calorie calculator from Glamour Health!

 

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal experiences. Use of Young Living Essential Oils and other products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. I am not a doctor or healthcare professional.