A Rocky Balboa style workout

April 19, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

So I was cruising Fitness Black Book (FBB) looking for a good cardio workout and boy did I find one.  This workout was TOUGH and I was sore all over.  It’s a jump rope work out worthy of Rocky himself, and jumping rope is good your for abs too.  Lots of people don’t realize that jumping rope is actually very difficult and that there’s more to it than little kids playing on the blacktop at recess.  This workout isn’t long, about 15 minutes, but be ready for a tough one.

Stretch out your legs and especially your calves because jumping rope is a calf intensive workout.  You’ll need a stopwatch or a clock with seconds on it because this is also a High Intensive Interval Training routine.  For those of you who don’t know what that it is click here for the actual post on FBB and read the blurb before the workout section.  Here’s the routine:

Jump Rope for 3 minutes to warm up

Rest for 30 seconds

Jump rope as quickly as possible for 60 seconds

Rest for 30 seconds

Jump Rope as quickly as possible for 60 seconds

Rest for 30 seconds

Repeat this alternating pattern for 15-20 minutes

Now I know this is tough, so if your starting out then try shifting the times around and go for 30 seconds as hard as you can and rest for 60 seconds instead.  That should still be a good intense workout without being insanely tough.  When your done drink a recovery drink like a protein shake to get your body on the fast track to recovery.  Give this workout your all and be like Rocky.  Let me know what you think!

Weekly Wellness- Last night I slept for 8 hours, I’ve had a liter of water to drink already today and I had a salad for lunch!

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