I jump rope. Much more fun than running! I use a lot of different moves with it such as one leg hopping, scissors, jacks, skiing, travelling etc. It can load the muscles and bones from a variety of different angles if you are creative with it. And it looks impressive and feels great:)
Join date: May 2012
Location: Maryland, USA
I began it when i started seriously working out, defiantly not as complex as yours (my footwork needs some work to put it nicely) and i do it as a cool down. mines is basic regular jump rope for 30 seconds then R&L single leg jump ropes for the calves, and the running man jumprope i repeat it about twice
Join date: Jun 2009
Location: California, USA
Does anyone do double unders? What is the point (other than being tricky)? Are they worth doing?
I use double unders as intervals. My rope cardio training includes 100 consecutive double unders followed by 5 minutes regular jumping to recover then back to 100 double unders. I usually go on like that for about 30 minutes.
Other than it being tricky...it's hard work. I think they're worth doing. IMO, my rope-based cardio wouldn't be as effective without them.
When i was part of the Uni boxing club we did 90sec intervals of speed skipping, then 10 push ups, 10 sit-ups, 10 squats and a 10 sec break. This was a warm up for 30 mins before each training session. I do the same now but not to the same intensity.