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Jump Rope

Leg Extension

Leg Extension

A.

Lay rope long and horizontally on floor. Start facing center of rope on floor on all fours with left hand holding left rope handle and right hand on floor on top of center of rope. Pull bent left arm up (palm faces backward) until fist reaches chest height; pull bent right leg toward chest.

B.

Without touching floor, extend left arm forward at shoulder height and right leg backward and slightly up. That's 1 rep. Do 24 reps. Switch sides; repeat. That's 1 set. Do 3 sets.

Side Leg Series

Side Leg Series

A.

Fold rope in half and place it on floor. Lie on floor on left side parallel to rope with left forearm on floor, right palm pressing into floor in front of torso, left leg bent slightly backward and right leg extended and lifted at hip height to start.

B.

Bend right leg, bringing right knee forward to touch floor in front of rope. Return to start.

C.

Then, keeping right leg long, rotate leg inward to bring right leg forward to touch toes to floor in front of rope. Return to start. That's 1 rep. Do 8 reps. Switch sides; repeat. That's 1 set. Do 3 sets.

Seated Jump Rope

Seated Jump Rope

A.

Fold rope in half. Sit on floor with legs bent and feet flat, holding one end of rope in each hand. Pull bent knees toward chest, lifting feet about three inches above floor, and swing rope around legs until it's just below your feet.

B.

Bring rope up, around legs, and overhead so arms are straight and palms face forward, as you straighten and extend legs up and forward at a 45-degree angle so body forms a V shape. That's 1 rep. 8 reps. That's 1 set. Do 3 sets.

Plank Toe Touch

Plank Toe Touch

A.

Fold the rope in half and place it vertically on the floor. Start over center of rope on floor in plank on palms.

B.

Lift right leg up and over rope toward left leg to tap toes on floor next to left foot. Reverse motion to start. That's 1 rep. Do 8 reps. Switch sides; repeat. That's 1 set. Do 3 sets.

Squat Lateral Jump Sequence

Squat Lateral Jump Sequence

A.

Fold the rope in half and place it vertically on the floor. Stand over the center of the rope with feet hip-width apart and arms by sides. Squat, bringing hands together in fists in front of chest. That's 1 rep. Do 8 reps.

B.

Then, hop toward right, landing on right side of rope with feet together and knees soft, hands on hips. Immediately hop toward left, landing on left side of rope. That's 1 rep. Do 16 reps. That's 1 set. Do 3 sets.

Rope Stabilizer

Rope Stabilizer

A.

Hold one end of rope in each hand and stand on center of rope on left leg. Extend arms out to sides at shoulder height with palms facing forward and lift bent right leg to hip height with foot flexed to start. Extend right leg behind you at hip height, leaning torso slightly forward. Return to start.

B.

Extend right leg forward at hip height. Return to start. That's 1 rep. Do 8 reps. Switch sides; repeat. That's 1 set.

Dancer Arms

Dancer Arms

A.

Hold one end of rope in each hand and stand on center of rope with feet hip-width apart. Extend arms forward at shoulder height, elbows slightly bent and palms turned inward to start.

B.

Keeping rope taut, open arms wide to sides. Return to start.

C.

Then, bend right arm wide to right, pulling right hand toward chest. Return to start. That's 1 rep. Do 8 reps. Switch sides; repeat.

D.

Then, bend arms wide to sides, bringing hands together in front of chest. Return to start. That's 1 rep. Do 8 reps.

Lean and Pull

Lean and Pull

A.

Fold rope in half. Stand with feet wide, holding one end of rope in each hand with arms extended overhead and palms facing forward. Pull bent left arm toward left hip, reaching straight right arm and leaning torso toward left to start.

B.

Hinge forward from hips with a flat back, pulling bent left arm up until hand is at shoulder height and extending right arm long and across body in line with left leg, palms facing backward. Reverse the movement to return to start.

Jump Rope

Jump Rope

A.

Jump rope, alternating jumping legs wide and then together, for 3 minutes.

Jump Rope

Jump Rope

A.

Do three regular jumps, then do one cross jump (where you cross your arms in front of your torso right before you jump over the rope as though you are giving yourself a big hug). Repeat this sequence of three regular jumps and one cross jump for 3 minutes.

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