What can jumping rope do for you? A lot!  An often-cited study found jumping rope for ten minutes can do more for your health than a 30-minute jog.  Here are some other solid reasons to add frequent doses of skipping to your fitness regime.

Why skip? Because it …

  1. Improves coordination, stamina and focus which aids in brain health.
  2. Strengthens your feet and ankle preventing injuries.
  3. Blasts calories in a fun way.
  4. Is super portable and jump ropes need not be costly.
  5. Provides a full body workout by recruiting abs to stabilize body, legs for jumping and shoulders and arms to turn the rope.
  6. Is a good weight bearing exercise that can improve bone density and stave off osteoporosis.
  7. Increases your breathing efficiency and cardiovascular health.

Ladies only tip.  Skipping can cause you to leak urine, especially if you have had kids.  It is just a fact of life.  Don’t let this “glitch” keep you from embracing the rope.   Simply prepare with a protective garment and jump away!

Upcoming Athletics Workouts:

Tuesday September 7 @ 6:15pm.

3 Rounds For Time

800 meter row
400 Meter Run
20 Russian Kettlebell Swings
10 Kettlebell Box Step Overs

*warm up will include two minute skipping test of either singles, doubles, double taps, line hops or double under practice – rep number for workout will be determined here (max 80 doubles or 200 singles)

We want a heavier kettlebell that allows swing reps to be completed in 1-2 sets and box step ups executed with a tall chest and tight core.

Wednesday Sept 8 @ 6pm

8 (reps) x 5 single arm DB Strict Press


4 strict pull-ups

8 Burpees

12 Single DB step back lunges

Finish: 6 min abs tba