Skipping. It’s not something I’ve done a huge amount of since Jump Rope for Heart back in primary school. Well, that was the case until this past week or so anyway. A few friends and I from work are in the process of learning how to box properly (as opposed to the more boxing-for-fitness stuff I currently do with my groups). As part of that, our trainer (also a colleague) is making us do a lot of skipping, to help us become lighter on our feet. Can I just tell you, I had almost forgotten just how awesome skipping is. What a most excellent workout indeed!
Anyway – when I went to the gym on Saturday I thought I’d put together a workout based around skipping. It was only 30 minutes, but that was plenty of time to get my heart rate up and my singlet drenched in sweat. It was incredibly simple – start with three minutes of skipping, then straight into 10 push ups, 10 kettle bell swings, 10 sit ups and 10 squat jumps. You have two minutes to complete these exercises and any leftover time is your rest time. Repeat five times (for a total of six rounds or 30 minutes).
And here is a pretty picture to demonstrate what I mean:
The great thing about this workout is that the only truly essential piece of equipment you need is the skipping rope. You can very easily change up the strength based exercises, dependent on what you have on hand. That makes it a great one to save to your phone and take on holidays with you, or to whip out when you need a quick workout to complete on your lunch break.
You’re welcome! Have a fabulous week.