Posts in category "jumping exercises"

2 Minute Lesson: How to do Double-Unders on the Jump Rope

2 Minute Lesson: How to do Double-Unders on the Jump Rope
Double-unders are a super popular fitness skill since Cross Fit exploded about 5 years ago in the United States.  Even the past couple Cross Fit Games included the double-under in their competition line-up.  I have even heard that this staple exercise might evolve into a triple-under! I have been jumping rope since 3rd grade.  Like... Read more »

Jump Rope Workout Part 3, three easy jump rope tricks

This is part 3 of a Jump Rope Workout series.  This first part taught how to get started jumping rope. I mentioned in part 2  that there is tremendous value in learning three basic footwork patterns. By learning to change your footwork patterns you are also changing up the direction of impact on your lower... Read more »

Beyond the Burpee Exercise

Beyond the Burpee Exercise
The Burpee Exercise   I think the fitness industry has gone burpee-mad! I would never denounce the burpee as an exercise since I prescribe them myself in classes and private training sessions.  But the burpee is not all I have up my trainer sleeve.  In fact, burpees do not even make my top 25 favorite... Read more »
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Wish You Could Jump Higher?

If you have ever watched White Men Can’t Jump, you probably can sympathize with a person who simply can’t get any air.   But if you are determined to improve your vertical, I have a great toy for you to try.    It is the portable power jumper ($49.99) by Lifeline.   It is different than other weight... Read more »