Is anyone else feeling a little antsy? Kind of bored with your workouts? Wanting to switch things up? Sign up for a race? As we transition into Spring and the seasons start to change, so do our appetites, as well as our workouts. After being cooped up inside all winter in the gym, I am ready to get outside and hit the pavement, feel the sun, and come up with a new strength training plan.
I am patiently waiting for those warmer Spring days here on Nantucket! Mother Nature is teasing us 30 miles out at sea. The flowers and trees are starting to bloom and we are so close to getting above 60 degrees. And with my winter membership coming to a close next week, it is time for me to come up with a new plan. After spending a lot of time this past winter working on my strength, I am ready to put on those running shoes and get outside! Longer runs...Outdoor circuits...at-home workouts and YES to jump rope workouts!
I put together this little gem of a workout last week. The best part of this workout is that you can do it anywhere and it is totally versatile if you are crunched for time. If you do not have time to do the 10 minutes of cardio, just do the jump rope and core exercises and you will still get in an efficient and effective workout. Here are my tips for tackling this one:
- Pick your choice of cardio: run, bike, row, or use the elliptical;
- After you perform the 10 minutes of cardio, you will do TWO rounds of the circuit;
- Rest for 1-Minute and move onto the next circuit!
- If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comment section.
YES it is a lot of jumping rope and a lot of planks, but you all know how much I LOVE my planks and how important they are for your core, balance, posture, and overall awesomeness! So try it out sometime this week and let me know how it goes.
What are your plans for this Spring with your workouts?
When is the last time you used a jump rope?