Archive for July 2015

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 »

Jump Rope Part 2, 3 Best Footwork Patterns

One of the greatest exercise skills you can have is the ability to jump rope.  On Tuesday, I had a great conversation with my daughter’s figure skating coach Irma Sveiteryte, who owns Figure Skate Chicago and she was telling me the importance of off-ice conditioning for figure skaters. She specifically brought up jumping rope. She... Read more »

How to Jump Rope, 3 tips to get you started

I am a life-long jump roper.  Everyone at my gym learns to jump rope. Even if they only get a few minutes in on their visit, the forced practice is building a valuable movement skill.  I have had several requests lately for a How to Jump Rope video so they could practice at home.  Instead,... Read more »