Back in my pro football days, jumping rope was something we literally did almost every day in training, and I LOVED it –
But until recently, for whatever reason, I had gotten away from it.
A friend of mine was telling me how much they loved jumping rope, and all the benefits they were seeing from doing it … so that initially motivated me I guess, and for the last couple of years, I’ve worked jumping rope back into the mix … in my own workouts, and in our boot camp / personal training workouts at FVT.
Jumping rope is great because:
– It’s a highly efficient way to train – according to a recent study, it burns 3x more calories per minute than running
– It’s highly portable and can be done most anywhere – a jump rope slipped in your backpack or bag can be brought along on a trip, to work, to school, etc
– It improves coordination and keeps you “light on your feet”
And MUCH more!
All that being said … I think the main obstacle that keeps people from jumping rope as part of their training, is being able to do it well.
Not only basic jumps, but more advanced techniques, like double unders.
That’s why I wanted to share this with you:
This is a 21 day course designed to help you learn how to jump rope – and specifically, dominate your double unders! – so that you can do workouts like this one:
Double Under / Burpee workout (originally from the CrossFit Canadian Regionals)
50 double unders
40 double unders
30 double unders
20 double unders
10 double unders
Whew! That one gets me gassed just looking at it!
So if you are looking to incorporate jumping rope into your training – OR if you are already doing it regularly, but want to take your skills to the next level – be sure to check out Dominate Your Double Unders.
Thanks, train hard, and talk soon –
– Forest Vance