Friday, June 17, 2011
I haven't gotten around to purchasing a jump rope yet, but did the exercise below with an invisible one, just to see what my jump roping fitness level is.
From SparkPeople article:
Practice the basic bounce step, using an interval (work-rest) training method. Try to jump and rest at a 1:2 ratio (rest twice as long as you jump, such as 15 seconds jumping and 30 seconds resting). Depending on how quickly you pick it up and how conditioned you are, start with around five to 25 consecutive jumps each work period. Then stop, rest, and start jumping again for a total of about three to five minutes. Aim for three practice sessions each week.
The only pain I felt was when I bounced a little too close and whacked my hand on the bookcase.
Feeling my belly fat flopping up and down is dis-gus-ting!
I did the 25 consecutive jumps. Takes for-ever with that waiting period in between. I liked it though! Got my heart rate up and I'm a-sweatin'!