Jumpin’ Fool

leg imageWant great legs?

Don’t go for a run, plan to do a marathon or take up jogging.

Jumping rope is FAR more effective, more fun and is easier on your body. Surprisingly your knees will love jumping rope more than running too. Especially when you do a double jump (or jump on two feet) because there’s less impact.

You can do quick effective fat burning workouts with a jump rope and you’ll find you get the body of your dreams much faster than if you take to a running trail.

For great jump rope workouts, head to Challenge Jump Rope.

Here’s a video with my friend (and giant), Niall Traynor. Here we discuss the merits of jumping rope:

Your jump rope success depends on the actual rope you use and also getting the right size is really important.

If your rope is too short, you’ll have to jump too high and you won’t get a good rhythm. If it’s too long, you’ll trip and again you wont’ get a good rhythm. When you stand on the middle of the rope, the rope should come to your armpits.

Here’s a good guide for you:

Someone less than 4 feet 10 inches tall uses a 7-foot jump rope. If you are over that height, but under 5 feet 3 inches, use an 8-foot rope. A 9-foot rope fits someone 5 feet 4 inches tall to 5 feet 10 inches tall. If you are between 5 feet 11 inches and 6 feet 6 inches, a 10-foot rope should work. You will need an 11-foot rope if you are taller than 6 feet 6 inches.

Grab Challenge Jump Rope here if you aren’t already a jumpin’ fool 😉

Try this:

Do 30 seconds of the following:

  • Jump rope
  • prisoner squat
  • jump rope
  • decline push up
  • jump rope
  • prisoner bulgarian split squat
  • prisoner bulgarian split squat

Repeat up to 5 times.

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You can’t go wrong with my Challenge Jump Rope program.