FitFriday #18: Jump Rope Workout - Zen Dude Fitness

Happy Friday!

If you have taken one of my circuit classes before, you know how much I LOVE jump rope. With my ongoing knee issues, I have taken advantage of jump rope more and more as a means of cardio activity. My love of jump rope started at a young age as it was introduced in my elementary school P.E. classes and I still can't get enough.

There are great benefits to jump rope. What are they, you ask...find out in this short video.

Also, you may have heard me mention before that I enjoy listening to podcasts. Being a student with an hour plus commute, I needed something more than just the radio and podcasts were a great way to gain some extra knowledge without taking up extra time. Multi-tasking. (I highly suggest taking advantage of podcasts!!!)

In a recent podcast, I learned about the Zen Dude Fitness creators and how they base their fitness regimen mainly on jump rope. Immediately I was interested and had to check out the site. Check out the podcast here! (Episode #113)

The Zen Dude Fitness site has awesome videos of workouts. Definitely take some time to check those out!

A few weeks ago I tried out one of their upper body and jump rope workouts (killer)! See that here. Then I decided that this site and one of their workouts would be great to share with you! So, here's a basic jump rope workout that I did this week. (Instructional video below). 

-20 sec – jump rope – regular bounce
-20 sec – jump rope – feet front to back
-20 sec – jump rope – feet side to side
-20 sec – jump rope – front straddle
-20 sec – jump rope – regular bounce
-20 sec – jump rope – feet front to back
-20 sec – jump rope – feet side to side
-20 sec – jump rope – front straddle

***repeat circuit 3x resting 1 min between circuits and 10 second break between each 

**To make things a little more advanced try taking out the 10 second rest

If you're not all that familiar with jump rope, below are a few links that will help you get started!

How to Jump Rope - 6 Basic Steps

What Jump Rope Should I Buy?

10 Best Jump Rope Moves for Beginners

 

As I mentioned before, I love jump rope and its a great way to get in shape. I hope you enjoy the workout.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!