Jump rope workouts.

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    Oct 09, 2008 3:33 PM GMT
    Does anybody have any favorites?

    I tend to suck at jumping rope, so it's made my list of things to get better at. I'm starting to make it more and more of my workout, and finding new ways to tire myself out, but wondered if there are any huge jump-rope 'pushers' on here or if anybody knows some great routines for people to try out.

    It gets the blood going, requires coordination, and when I get better I think it'll look pretty cool.
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    Oct 10, 2008 3:05 AM GMT
    I love my jumprope. I usually do 10 minutes as warm up on days when I lift and 25 minutes for cardio on cardio days.

    What keeps it not boring is changing up to type of jump you're doing every minute. My 10 minute workout goes like this:

    1-sideswing jump (sideswing right left then jump right left)
    2-straight jump (two-footed jump)
    3-knee lift jump (alternate feet lifting knee to waist level)
    4-low kick jump (alternate feet kicking low in front of you)
    repeat 5-8
    9-sideswing jump
    10-speed (quickly from one foot to the other)

    for the 25 minute routine I do two sets of my 10 minute routine and finish up the last five minutes I alternate the sideswing jump and speed.

    I heard somewhere that jumproping is twice as effective as jogging. Don't know if that's true, but it's a good workout anyway.