Daily Mobility Exercises by Dr. Kelly Starrett Forums General Jumping Rope Like It's My Job

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      AvatarStephen Brown

      Interesting Q&A, I recently watched the “replay”….Towards the end Kelly mentions that we should be “jumping rope like is is our job”. I am not a coach, but would like to know what that would look like as a “daily practice”. Best practices on integrating this into daily routine? Not fit enough to skip rope for extended periods of time, would it be “interval” type of practice? Skipping rope on concrete better than not skipping at all?

      Thanks in advance,


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      Michael AlzheimerMichael Alzheimer

      Hey Steve,

      Easy way to make jumping rope part of your routine is incorporating jump rumps into your warm-up. Great way to get the engine going before a workout and is also a great skill and diagnostic piece as well. Check out K-star’s videos on jump rope mechanics below:

      I’d check out the videos and then start practicing! Spend 2-3 minutes practicing them in your warm-ups before your workouts or before a run and eventually start throwing them into your workouts for a cardio piece. For example if you like Crossfit style workouts you could do:

      5 rounds for time:
      50 jump ropes
      20 air squats
      10 push-ups

      You can keep it pretty simple, just try and throw them into your routine a couple times as week as a warm-up or part of your workout and you should be good to go. And yes, jump rope is fairly low impact activity so if no other options should be fine to do on concrete as long as it feels comfortable.

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      AvatarStephen Brown


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