Feeling inspired by Rio 2016?

Training like an Olympian is all about variety and perseverance. You don’t get to be the best in the world without blood, sweat and tears.

You may not want to go all the way to the Olympics, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t challenge yourself and put together workouts that are full of variety and difficulty levels.

An exercise that you should include in your workouts is jump rope. It may not sound like anything special, but it can take your workouts to the next level.

To start training like an Olympian, incorporate these two Olympic jump rope workouts into your next gym session.

Olympic Jump Rope Workouts

30 Second Timed Jump

Try to jump as much as you can with your rope for as long as possible before giving yourself a rest period of 30-90 seconds, depending on how you feel. Try to push yourself as short bursts of exercises are better at burning through fat than longer exercise sessions.

Try to do these short bursts of 30 second jump rope exercise for 5-10 reps, allowing your heart rate to rise and your blood to pump around your body. Getting your blood pumping will release endorphins in the brain, giving you a high for the rest of the day.

Jump Rope Scale

Setting yourself small, achievable targets is one of the best things that you can do to make the most of your workouts. Targets allow you to challenge yourself and manage your progress.

Jump rope is a fantastic way to get an all body workout and setting yourself targets will help you to make the most of the exercise. Decide how many jump rope reps you’re going to do and try to push yourself to do more each session.

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