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Jump Rope Workouts

Jump Rope Workouts

Looking for a great cardio workout that can be done anywhere?

Don’t forget about your good ol’ fashioned jump rope!

Jumping rope is a full body workout involving your legs, core, and arms. A jump rope can easily be packed into a bag when traveling and can be done indoors or outdoors. If it’s raining do it in your garage or in your hotel room. If it’s nice outside, enjoy the weather by going to the beach/park with a nice view or just do it in your driveway. Working in jumping rope instead of running can also prevent overuse injuries.

High intensity interval training (HIIT) is far more beneficial for you than steady state cardio. It burns more fat, promotes muscle gain, gives your metabolism a boost, and enables you to burn more calories at rest.

If you combine jumping rope with some high intesnity intervals you get a huge bang for your effort!

Check out these Jump Rope Workouts and work these into your rotation

TIPS:

  • Download a timer app like “Seconds” on your phone. You can set intervals so you do not have to watch a clock or stopwatch.

  • I have provided workouts for every level, please note the modifications

  • For some of the exercises there is a link to go to my YouTube channel for how to videos for these exercises. Don’t forget to “subscribe” to my channel. I have over 400 exercises on my channel as well as other helpful videos!

Beginner Workout

30 seconds jumping as fast as you can (at your level) followed by

30-60 seconds rest (march in place, or light jog in place)

Repeat this 7-10 times depending on your level

Mix it up Jump Rope Workout (Intermediate to Advanced)

*to modify this workout to a more beginner level simply put in rest or marching in place instead of the double jumps

30 sec jump as fast as you can

30 sec double jumps (bounce twice between each rope revolution)

30 sec jump side to side

30 sec forward and back

30 sec double jumps (bounce twice between each rope revolution)

30 sec jump rope high knees

30 sec jump rope butt kickers

30 sec double jumps (bounce twice between each rope revolution)

30 sec on R leg only

30 sec on L leg only

30-60 sec double jumps (bounce twice between each rope revolution) or Rest

Do this 3-5 times through

Full Body Jump Rope workout (Intermediate-Advanced)

*for Beginner Modification add in 30 sec rest periods as needed

30 sec Jump as fast as you can

30 sec Plank

30 sec Jump Rope High knees

30 sec Push ups

30 sec Jump Rope side to side

30 sec Squats or Jump Squats

30 sec Jump Rope on R leg

30 sec Reverse Lunges or Jumping Lunges

30 sec Jump Rope on L Leg

30 sec Tricep Push Ups

30-60 sec double jumps (bounce twice between each rope revolution) OR Rest Marching in place

Do this 3-5 Times through

Happy Jumping!

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3 Reasons Why Women Should Hit the Weights...

3 Reasons Why Women Should Hit the Weights...

There is a bit of a stigma around women and weights. For years, we’ve been told that weights are for boys and that lifting heavy things will make us big and bulky. So...we’ve stayed out of the weight room and hung out on the elliptical….which isn’t quite giving us the results we want.

Not convinced you need to explore the weight room a bit? Here are three reasons you should give strength training a try:

Strength training builds lean calorie burning muscle.

The only way to get lean and look toned is to increase your muscle mass. Because women lack the testosterone needed to bulk up, their muscle gains are going to be small. However, lifting weights is the only way to build that muscle.  The more muscle mass you have, the faster your metabolism will be. It is estimated that for every pound of muscle you gain, your body burns 35-50 more calories per day. So, 4 pounds of muscle means 120-200 more calories per day burned, which is 10 pounds per year.

Strength training shapes your body.

Without weight training you can lose weight, however, you will simply become a smaller version of what you were. If you want to shape your body into a lean, toned, fit looking physique, you are going to have to build some muscle while shedding those unwanted pounds.

This means your overall weight loss might not be as rapid, but with a solid strength training program, you will see fat loss, and get a leaner, more shapely version of you.

Strength training strengthens your bones.

Weight training not only builds muscle, it builds bones as well. Increasing your bone density fights against osteoporosis later in life. In addition, it can keep you from injury in terms of small fractures. In the same way you increase the need for your muscles to work hard during a strength training workout, you are also requiring your bones to work...thus strengthening them as well. One study found that women who did high-intensity weight training two days per week for a year were able to increase their bone density by one percent, while those not in a weight training program actually decreased their bone density. This was the case in more than one study, showing the positive benefits weight training has on bone density.

The weight room is your friend, my friend! Honestly, I could have listed far more benefits to weight training and will likely expand on some of these things at a later date. Until then, it’s time you stepped on over to the free weights section and start lifting heavy. The results of an effective weight training workout when paired with an intentional nutrition plan are absolutely incredible.

P.S. If you are interested in learning how to pair intermittent fasting and carb cycling with effective HIIT and strength training workouts, check out my FAT Loss Online Program. It has everything you need to burn fat effectively, increase your energy levels, and build the body you want!