So what is this forgotten training tool your asking? It’s called the jump rope. People seem to neglect this tool BIG time in their training. Boxers have been using it for many years in their boxing training workouts to shred the fat from their bodies in a hurry. Now you can to!
Why do so many people neglect the jump rope? I feel people really don’t want to look foolish using this wonderful training tool. Jumping rope takes coordination to use. Many people lack seem to lack coordination. When people begin jumping rope they tend to get frustrated as the rope gets tangled in their feet. I say if you can’t, you must! and you will start to build a beautiful rhythm if you stay with it. That’s the great benefit of using this tool. Your conditioning improves, you burn lots of fat, and your coordination improves like never before. Like the saying goes, Nothing great in life comes easy!
You can start out using one or two minute rounds. This will all depend on your current condition. If you’re out of shape start with one minute rounds. If you are an intermediate try using two minute rounds of jumping rope. Rest one minute between rounds. Keep a nice constant brisk pace going. Try performing 2-4 rounds.
Stay close to the ground while jumping rope. Jumping to high will beat up your joints. Just stay relaxed and build a nice rhythm.
If you can stick with the above guidelines, I guarantee that you will see your waist line shrink. Your confidence improves, along with improved coordination, conditioning, balance and timing.
Article By: Rob Pilger