- Jumping Rope
It’s time to kick it back to the good ole’ days of P.E. class, when you first learned how to swing a jump rope. This tool is cheap, portable (it’ll fit in the tiny parts of your suitcase!), and can be used just about anywhere. After just a few minutes you will feel your heart rate racing!
Try it: Here’s a speedy routine to try from Rosante:
Warm up with a light 3-minute skip with the rope
Do 100 traditional jumps (both feet leave the floor at the same time, and no extra hops in between)
Once you finish, immediately do 100 jump rope sprints (think regular jumping rope but at an even quicker pace)
Repeat steps 2 and 3, but follow this format: 50/50, 21/21, 15/15, 9/9
If you want more, work your way back up the ladder until you reach 100/100 again
Oh, and whatever you do, don’t do it barefoot. “Few things compare to the pain of missing a skip and smacking the tip of your toe with a jump rope,” says Rosante. Noted. You can do this entire sequence mock-style, though, if you don’t have a rope handy.