The thing I love about training with jump ropes is that they’re cheap and portable. I carry a number of plastic speed ropes in my bag and they’re so light that I sometimes forget they’re even there. And if they break or I lose them it’s no big deal to replace them.
Good stuff as usual. I don’t have any experience of how boxers train jump rope especially for fat loss. I’m fairly comfortable with Double Unders and do them several times a week setted with burpees ( doing the 100 burpee a day for 100 days at moment) as a way of breaking up the burpees. Just wondering what sort of numbers or workout you’d suggest if you were looking at using DUs in a fat loss programme so that they’re actually an effective exercise?? I enjoy doing them anyway but I’d be interested to find out more.
These ropes are usually bought online since you won’t find them in typical stores. You can get the same ones I use (called “The Boxer’s Training Jump Rope” from the link below):
Just had my first day of the week of 30 minutes straight of jump rope to try and get better. Found myself tripping up a lot and thinking half the time was spent re-setting up from my falls (does it still count as 30 minutes straight? :S) But yeah definitely going to keep at it. Any ideas for flooring substitutes/covers I can use in the home to jump rope on? Only space in the house I have to jump rope is on tiled floor (which I assume isn’t good), and it would be great if I could have better flooring so I could jump rope more often at home. Thanks for the article though, really sparked the motivation to get myself that bounce I need.