Jumping Rope

Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack
All dressed in black, black, black…

Wasn’t that one of those typical jump rope rhymes that little girls sing? I honestly can’t remember any of those types of things from my childhood other than those lines and I don’t remember when they were used. I’m pretty sure it was with skipping rope.

I loved jumping rope when I was a kid, that I do remember. I could never do double-dutch and I was always slightly scared I’d trip and fall when running into the jump rope when others were twirling it. But solo jumping? That I could do.

I was sent the book Ultimate Jump Rope Workouts and while the authors are a couple of guys who extol the virtues of jumping rope for just about any sport, in my mind I’m going to think of it as a little girl revisiting her childhood. With a little bit more focused approach.

Ultimate Jump Rope Workouts

I’m super excited to try the workouts in this book. So excited that I ordered a jump rope from Amazon. Of course, you can start off by shadow jumping (aka pretending to jump rope) which is what I will do. But I have my jump rope in my arsenal now!

Altus Jump Rope

Jump rope workouts can have a huge impact in just 10-15 minutes too. So while my co-workers go take a 15 minute break, I can do a jump rope workout or something like that. Just one more thing to get me out of my desk chair and make me a more well-rounded runner!

Disclaimer: All reviews are my own opinion, this product was provided free for the purpose of review.


  1. @jillwillrun Jumping rope is one of the best and most applicable form and strength exercise for running 🙂

  2. Roadburner – The book is great, it even illustrates jumping moves I didn’t know about and how to combine them all into a cohesive plan!
    William You know these things better than I do, were you a school girl once? 😉

  3. My neighbors probably think I’m crazy since I take pictures of myself before or after runs and sometimes going up and down the driveway so the GPS is a round number. Jump rope will just be one more thing.

  4. we jump rope in crossfit wod’s sometimes. they do these things called ‘double unders’. i do not. lol. i can barely do a “single under” (aka regular jump rope). so not coordinated / rhythmic! good luck!

  5. […] it does have a lot of information packed in. Just like other books from the author Brett Stewart (Ultimate Jump Rope Workouts and 7 Weeks to Triathlon are just a couple), there is an undertone of humor in the book and nothing […]

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