The Jump Rope is the Best Piece of Training Equipment for Building Quickness and Explosiveness
There a lot of sites pushing bodyweight training equipment but the one piece of equipment that has stood the test of time and has built many world champions in almost all sports and it continues to build champions.
It builds almost all the things a champion needs to win. It builds explosive power, it builds quickness and agility, and it builds reaction time.
The best piece of training equipment for a little investment is the jump rope, for about 4 bucks you can have a training tool that can be carried with you at all times, it can be carried on the road, in a suit case even in your back pocket and what home gym can you carry in your pocket that will give you same benefits as the skipping rope?
Jumping rope and combining bodyweight exercises are a brutal combination that will bring you to your knees in no time flat. Using the rope alone as a workout can be brutal but when you use the rope as your active rest time you make the workout only champions will be able to handle.
I used to think that the jump rope was for school girls, even know I knew certain professional athletes used it in their training, but being a weight lifting meat head I would have slapped someone who would have suggested jumping rope as a form of conditioning.
Skipping rope helped me transform my body and my conditioning to a very high level as well as keep me athletic, fast, quick and explosive.
But, not all jump ropes are the same, if you want speed you buy a quick spinning rope a weighted rope has its place to mix it up but the quicker the rope the quicker you get. The quicker the rope turns the quicker you need to move the feet which will lead to a quicker response time.
A great workout that should take under 15 minutes is the brutal combination of Prisoner Squat Thrusts and jumping rope. But, if you find it to difficult do the best you can and keep track of your time. The next time you do it you will have a mark to beat.
Skip rope as fast as possible 100 times than drop down for 10 PST repeat 10 times with no rest. The first couple of rounds can feel a little easy just keep on going at the 10 round you will be a sweaty mess.
Total jump rope 1,000 times and 100 Prisoner Squat Thrusts in 15 minutes.
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About the Author
Johnny Grube B.C.S. is the holder of 4 bodyweight world records in physical fitness is an expert on the subject of Building Physical and Mental Toughness through bodyweight training. He has 30 years of training experience and is the author of "The How to Build Explosive Pushup Power," The Wildman Training Program manual, The New Expanded version The Wildman Training Course and The Super Strength Playground Training Manual.
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