I began using jump rope about 4 months ago, slowly at first and maybe twice a week so I could get used to it. Been since I was a kid since I had last skipped.
However, now I love the skipping factor. I dont use weighted handles yet, but plan on that in the future.
I do a plyometrics routine , twice a week on top of the other things I do.
part of that for me is:
Skip for 5 min warm up
jumping jacks x 20
skip rope x 100
burpees x 10
DO for 3 rotations then take a water break
Sometimes I will throw a single set of these into a weighted lifting routine as well to keep the heart rate elevated.
May 25/10 stats
weight: 195 lbs
mini goal : 185lbs July 23
Goal weight: 165lbs