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Best Jump Rope Training DVD Workouts

Updated on April 4, 2013

What To Look For

If your looking for a high calorie burning workout in a short amount of time, then jump roping workouts may be something of interest to you.

Jump roping has to be one of my favorite workouts, its like going to recess and getting rid of all the extra flab around my waist. I like to jump rope to DVD's because they get me focused, I am not worried about the time or how many reps I am doing.

Once you get into the hang of jump roping you can do more then just do workout videos. I personally like to have the jump rope with me to do little ten minute exercise times in my free time, but the videos are great.

Best Instructional Jump Rope Training - Training For Weight Loss And Toning With Buddy Lee

If you want to learn jump rope why not learn if from United States Olympian Buddy Lee. This workout goes over the basics but also has a guide for those that can go quickly beyond the basics into more challenging jump rope workout routines.

This jump rope video is more instructional then the basic workout video. If you looking for a video to workout with every time you jump rope this is not it. But if your looking to learn the basics and advanced moves so you can workout with a jump rope on your own.

Jump Rope Training For Weight Loss And Toning With Buddy Lee
Jump Rope Training For Weight Loss And Toning With Buddy Lee

Learn the best way to jump rope to build endurance and maximize your Cardio workout with Buddy Lee, a Olympic competitor. This Jump Rope Workout has 15 key techniques and programs, designed for beginners to advanced fitness enthusiasts to competitive athletes looking for the winning edge.

 

Jump Rope Dancing Workout Video - By Annette Maria

Both dancing and jump roping burns a lot of calories why not combine them. This video defiantly stands out from the rest so it can be a great stand alone workout or you can buy it with more traditional workouts to use when you want to do something a little different.

Jump Rope Dancing
Jump Rope Dancing

Get fit and have fun in this Jump Rope Dancing Workout DVD. This video introduces fun and easy moves to get you to the fitness goals you want to be at.

 

Ropesport: Advanced Workout

This is a traditional half hour jump rope workout with lots of new turns a twists to learn. If you are not yet to this level, don't worry they also make a basic jump rope workout for beginners too.

Ropesport: Advanced Workout
Ropesport: Advanced Workout

The intermediate stops and starts, but this one has a quick ten minutes of jumping and you've already started working up a sweat by the time the warm up exercises start.

 

Best Jump Ropes To Workout With

To find a rope that fits, place one foot in the center of the rope and lift the handles -- they shouldn't go past your armpits.

Are you wondering what size of rope you need? You should be, a too small rope or too big rope can hinder you jumps. Although if when buying it is best to buy a rope that is too big because you can always Tie a knot in it to make it shorter.

A rope that is the right size for you will not go past your arm pits if your standing on the middle of the rope.

Valeo Deluxe Adjustable Speed Jump Rope To Improve Balance, Coordination, Flexibility, Core Strength and Endurance
Valeo Deluxe Adjustable Speed Jump Rope To Improve Balance, Coordination, Flexibility, Core Strength and Endurance

Plastic ropes are light and cheap. They make turning the rope fast easier and are used both by beginners and experts.

 
Jump It Up, Digital Counter Jump Rope
Jump It Up, Digital Counter Jump Rope

While digital jump ropes may cost a little more they are great for workouts because you can keep track of your jumps in a more effective manner. If you know how much you did one day you can try to beat it the next.

 
Valeo Beaded Jump Rope, Adjustable 9-Foot Length With Durable Plastic Beaded Nylon Rope And Molded Handles With Foam Grips
Valeo Beaded Jump Rope, Adjustable 9-Foot Length With Durable Plastic Beaded Nylon Rope And Molded Handles With Foam Grips

Beaded jump ropes are used more by casual jump ropers or those that love to hear the click as the rope hits the ground. A jumper can get fairly good results with this rope, but it hurts when you miss. This is why most expert jumpers prefer the plastic rope.

 
Valeo 2-Pound Weighted Solid Rubber Jump Rope, Adjustable 10-Foot Length With Cushion Foam Handles For Comfortable Grip
Valeo 2-Pound Weighted Solid Rubber Jump Rope, Adjustable 10-Foot Length With Cushion Foam Handles For Comfortable Grip

Weighted jump ropes weigh between 0.25 and 4 pounds and generally used by someone strength building.

 
Black Digital Cordless Jumping Rope
Black Digital Cordless Jumping Rope

The cordless jump rope allows you to get all the calorie burning benefits of a traditional jump roping without the interruptions of tripping on the rope.

 

The Basic How To's - Improving Fitness Levels

Its time to go back to fifth grade gym exercise routines. This simple exercise done right can burn just 135 calories in ten minutes.

  1. When Jumping only the balls of your feet should touch the floor. Each jump should be one to two inches from the floor.
  2. Move the rope by keeping elbows close to side making the movement from the wrists and forearms. Avoid moving rope from the shoulders.
  3. Keep going through your set goal of time. If you wanted to jump rope for ten minutes but find yourself to tired to keep going after 8 minutes, drop the rope and keep jumping without the rope.

Free Online Jump Rope Training Videos

Tips For Improvement

  1. If new do not give up. Its normal to think of jump roping as a kids game, something that is easy and anyone can do it. But truth is we are not all kids anymore and jumping at first may be a little tiresome. But give it time and effort and it will become more like play.
  2. Invest in a rope that is meant for your height and size. Getting a dollar store jump rope may sound an easy fix at first but it will only hinder you further. A rope meant for working out with may even help further.
  3. Drinking water is good and is needed to keep hydrated. But drinking to much before or during will only get you sick and may shorten your workout.

What do You Think About Jump Roping For A Workout?

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    • kerryhrabstock profile image

      kerryhrabstock 4 years ago

      Buddy Lee is awesome. Great workout. Harder than most people would think until they do it.

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      Meditator23 4 years ago

      I own 2 Buddy Lee jump ropes, have this dvd, and jump rope quite often. IT WORKS!!!! And yes, a great sweat, cardio workout, and creates such envy, lol. Try it, try it, try it!!!

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      Zut Moon 5 years ago

      I think I will skip it ... LOL, I made a joke ... we've never had an earthquake here in Nova Scotia yet so why start now ???

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I imagine jumping rope is a great workout. I used to do it and was much smaller than I am now. ;o)

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      I think it makes for a really good sweat work up for sure.