Free Warm Up Resources Videos… And Don’t Call It A Warm Up!

By Joe Haefner

Free Warm Up Resources Videos… And Don’t Call It A Warm Up!

When it comes to warm ups, I don’t even like to use the word warm up. It diminishes the…

Jump Rope Training Video – Prevent Injuries & Improve Athleticism In Just 3 Minutes

By Joe Haefner

Here is a great 3-minute, jump rope workout. This is a great jumping workout for beginners and a great warm up for more advanced athletes.

Jump Rope Workout

  1. Jump forward & backwards
  2. Jump laterally both directions.
  3. Rotational (transverse) jumps w/ toes pointing in on landing.
  4. Hops (forward and backward).
  5. Lateral hops both directions.
  6. Rotational (transverse) hops.

Go about 5 to 15 yards in each direction based on the level of the athlete.

Key Points:

  • Toes up in dorsiflexion
  • Spend little time on the ground.
  • Soft landing.
  • Use wrists and forearms to turn rope.
  • Keep shoulders relaxed.

Benefits to Jump Rope Training:

  • Strengthen & warm up foot and ankle.
  • Improves jumping and landing mechanics.
  • Promotes good posture.
  • Prevents injury.
  • Improves coordination.
  • Improve rhythm. Can’t have a great crossover without great rhythm.

Not to mention, the athletes seem to enjoy it when challenged and progressed properly.