"Discover Jump Rope Workouts..."

Enjoy the benefits of our jump rope workouts and boost your metabolism while losing body fat, and having fun!

This is such a simple idea, is definitely low cost, and takes up a little bit of room and time. Plus, these workouts help you burn fat to finally reach your fitness goals.

When you jump rope you not only challenge your core stability, but you get a total body workout! What could be better?

How does a jump rope workout melt fat away?

By utilizing interval training!

Here's a basic example:

15 Minute Jump Rope Workout Intervals

* Keep track of time easily with a clock or timer * Jump Rope for 3 minutes to warm up * Rest for 30 seconds * Jump rope as fast as you can for 60 seconds * Rest for 30 seconds * Jump Rope as fast as you can for 60 seconds * Rest for 30 seconds * Alternate between high and low intensity jump rope for 15 to 20 minutes.

Before you jump right into this, give yourself some time to get up to speed.

Spend the first couple of weeks working up to 5 minutes of continuous jumping without stopping. Also work on alternating feet. It will look like you are running.

Wrist movement rotates the rope, not your arms! Keep them in by your body and only use your wrists and forearms!

In addition to your five minute goal, if you are a beginner, work on eliminating jumping "twice" in one jump. The second jump, or bounce, gives your core and calves time to rest. We want to work those areas and rest at the appropriate time.

More workouts

This one is used in boxing classes.

* Jump rope for three minutes. * Rest for a minute, and do as many crunches as possible. * Jump rope for another three minutes. * During the next minute between rounds, do as many push-ups as possible. * Jump for three minutes * Rest for do crunches for another minute. * Continue alternating intervals for 20 to 30 minutes.

You can substitute the exercise of your choice for sit-ups and push-ups.

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