If you are new to jumping rope then start out slow and expect it to be a major challenge.
I remember when my trainer handed me a rope when I was 18; I thought that it would be fun and easy...I was so wrong! I couldn't make it past 10-20 jumps, so I started practicing. My goal was to work up to 100 jumps without stopping, so if I made it to 98 and tangled the rope, then I would start ALL over again. I did this so many times and it only made me want to reach my goal of 100. I'm very competitive and love to turn my cardio into a game, so my 100 jumps has now turned into 10 minutes of jumping. I like to break up my strength training workout with cardio/jumping rope for 2-3 minutes.
Here's the jumping workout that I did this week:
Regular jumping (quick pace) 30 seconds
Jumping Jack feet 30 seconds
High Knees 30 seconds
Regular jumping for 30 seconds
Regular jumping 1 minute
High Knees 1 minute
Jumping Jack feet 1 minute
PLF Daily Tip: Get out of your comfort zone and try something new. Try jumping rope this week and let me know how it goes. Post your results, and your goals on our blog. You can do it!!!!
**I will post a quick video of this workout and the proper form of jumping rope this week.