If you know me, you know I am pretty “old school.” Remember back in the day when we used to jump rope? Well, it’s GO TIME! You’ve probably already guessed it, but this week’s challenge is to add some jump-rope back into the mix (if you’re not already doing it, of course!)
If you’re not used to jumping rope, be patient! There’s a definite learning curve.
Here are some tips: start with shorter intervals of jumping until your body gets used to the activity. Try to remain light on your feet and keep your knees soft as you land.
Quality jump ropes can also make a big difference as they allow you more control.
You can pick up a good one at most sporting goods stores as well as places like Walmart and Hibbett Sports. You also can buy ropeless jump ropes, which actually are only weighted handles, so you won’t smack yourself in the shins if you miss a jump! (personally, I think they are silly…it defeats the purpose).
And… if you want to jump with your “imaginary jump rope” that’s perfectly ok also ☺️
After warming up by briskly walking or doing a little cardio, put on some fun music and try jumping for 30 seconds and then resting for 30 seconds, for a total of 5 minutes.
Voila! You just completed a 5-minute HIIT workout. 🙂
👉The goal this week is to add jump roping into your routine at least twice this week.
Play around with your jump rope skills and have fun with it. Mix up your jumps, from skipping to running in place… and all the way up to double unders if you’re feeling ambitious!
Are you up for it!? Let me know in a comment below if you’re in!