Skip Away the Pounds: 10-Minute Jump Rope Workout

  • 2:30-2:50 — Move #6: Five hops to the left, five hops to the right
  • 2:50-3:00 — Rest
  • 3:00-3:20 — Move #7: Alternate feet
  • 3:20-3:30 — Rest
  • 3:30-3:50 — Move #8: Double hop
  • 3:50-4:00 — Rest
  • 4:00-5:00 — Easy skip for recovery

*Repeat*

  • 5:00-5:20 — Move #1: Two feet together
  • 5:20-5:30 — Rest
  • 5:30-5:50 — Move #2: Front Straddle
  • 5:50-6:00 — Rest
  • 6:00-6:20 — Move #3: High-knees in place
  • 6:20-6:30 — Rest
  • 6:30-6:50 — Move #4: Side straddle
  • 6:50-7:00 — Rest
  • 7:00-7:20 — Move #5: Heel to toe
  • 7:20-7:30 — Rest
  • 7:30-7:50 — Move #6: Five hops to the left, five hops to the right
  • 7:50-8:00 — Rest?
  • 8:00-8:20 — Move #7: Alternate feet
  • 8:20-8:30 — Rest
  • 8:30-8:50 — Move #8: Double hop
  • 8:50-9:00 — Rest
  • 9:00-10:00 — Cool down

If this didn't make you break a sweat, pick a weighted rope for an even tougher challenge (those feet will really have to move!).

Special thanks to Greatist Expert Ilen Bell for creating the workout for this article.

Do you hit the jump ropes at the gym? What are your favorite recess-inspired moves? Share in the comments below or tweet the author at @SophBreene.

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