Your New Favorite Cardio Exercise: Jumping Rope

I love jumping rope for many reasons.

For one, it's easy to learn and you can go at your own pace.

Second, you can literally jump rope almost anywhere, indoors as well as out.

Third, the convenience of jump rope is second to none. You can tote it in a bag, or even carry it in your back pocket.

Lastly, but most importantly, jumping rope has several health benefits.

Benefits of Jump Rope

Jumping rope not only improves cardiovascular health, but it also improves:

  • Coordination
  • Balance
  • Cognitive function
  • Muscle tone
  • Breathing efficiency

Jumping rope also increases bone density and decreases foot and ankle injuries. This compound exercise is incomparable!

Getting Started!

To start your jump rope fitness journey, let's start with picking up your jump rope from TC1.

The TC1 weighted jump rope is adjustable so make sure the rope actually fits you comfortably, and remember you can always adjust the rope by standing in the middle of the rope and holding the handles comfortably at the waist. Adjust accordingly.

Pick a flat floor space like a gym floor, a gym mat, or even on cement. I prefer the gym floor as it is generally more comfortable on the knees. Wherever you choose, just make sure nothing is in the way to impede the process. Don't forget to get a good pair of comfortable running shoes. You will definitely need those :)

Now that you're ready to jump, try a Tabata jump rope program––jump rope for 30 seconds and rest for 30 seconds.

Do this for 10 rounds, and you're guaranteed to have a great high-intensity workout. Oh, and you can always increase the intensity and duration as you see fit.

Boxers jump rope for 3-minute rounds...hint hint...let's get going!

––Coach Sonny


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