Unfortunately, it’s also a dying skill set. I volunteered for 10 years every spring
for the “Field Day” events at my kids’ Elementary School. And watching the majority of the kids struggle with basic human movement patterns and physical activity, let alone coordinated effort with a jump rope, was very disheartening. We need to bring Physical Education and activity back into our school systems or we’re destining our kids for physical failure. Enough said.
Try this workout that alternates rounds of jump rope with BW exercises. Your goal is 5 rounds of 3 minutes jumping, with 1 minute rest in between. If you can’t jump for 3 minutes, start where you can, 20 seconds, 30 seconds, a minute. Build from there.
Round 1: Jump; 15 pushups, wide grip (rest for the remainder of the minute)
Round 2: Jump; 15 BW squats (rest for the remainder)
Round 3: Jump; 15 sec Plank hold, any position (rest remainder)
Round 4: Jump; 7 forward lunges, each leg (rest remainder)
Round 5: Jump; 15 pushups, narrow grip