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Kick Your Workout Into High Gear: Mix Jumping Rope With Strength Training

May 3 2015 - 3:05am

Burn calories and build metabolism-boosting muscle with the next workout in our Better-Body Challenge [1]. We mix cardio bursts into your strength training. It's a 1:1 ratio to keep your heart rate up. The cardio portion is jumping rope, but don't worry, you won't have to do all those minutes back to back. The jumping is mixed with targeted strength-training moves. Don't have a jump rope? Fake it. Seriously, you might feel a little silly, but jumping in place for a minute is killer (and easier than dodging a rotating rope).

Check out the workout below, scroll down to learn the details of the strength-training moves, then print the workout [2], and get at it!

Directions: Perform each exercise for a minute. Do this workout twice through, taking a minute break between each 15-minute set if needed.

Details on how to do each move below.

Gate Swing

Alternating Curtsy Lunge

Single-Leg Toe Touch

Push-Up and Rotate

Chair Squat

Seated Russian Twist

Sumo Squat With Side Bend

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