By Nancy BottingMany sports have turned to include skipping or “jumping rope” as the perfect exercise to enhance athlete performance by stimulation of both the neuromuscular and cardiovascular systems.
Jumping rope can challenge even the conditioned runner, so start conservatively with six stints lasting 30 to 60 seconds each. Run in place, focusing on high knees. Rest 30 to 60 seconds between each round. Build up to three minutes.