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Get It Up — Your Heart Rate, That Is: Jumping Rope

Chances are high you jumped rope as a kid and here's a chance to workout with your inner child! Seriously, jumping rope is a great way to get some serious cardio action.

Here's a routine to try, it builds on itself and the changes up in time will keep you interested and your body guessing what is coming next. Timing yourself when you are jumping rope will motivate you to compete with the time. How many jumps can you jump in 30 seconds? See if you can top that number in the next round.

To see the workout, just


Jump time in seconds Rest time in seconds
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:45 :45
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:50 :60
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:30 :60

Total Minutes - 16:35

Looking for a longer workout? Add some strength training and repeat the jump rope series.

If you don't have a jump rope, just substitute jumping jacks. Your cardiovascular system won't know the difference.

Fit's Tip: Jumping rope really works your calves so make sure to stretch them after doing a jump rope workout. Here's an easy calf stretch you can do anywhere — all you need is a wall.


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