Jumping rope is one of the best ways to work out: not only does it burn 330 calories in just 30 minutes, but it also helps strengthen your bones and muscles, while you increase your endurance and heart rate.
But there's lots to do with a jump rope besides just jumping up and down. Authors Brett Stewart and Jason Warner — both certified personal trainers, triathletes, and marathoners — created jump-rope workouts for every level for their new book, Ultimate Jump Rope Workouts ($16), to help you combine strength-training and cardio in one.
Ready to save time and burn major fat? Read on to get one of their basic beginner jump-roping workouts and learn how to do some of the key exercise moves!