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    Ace83 is offline Senior Member
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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1yHjnfABvhw

    If you want to jump rope, work on increasing the speed of the turnovers.
    The above video is of olympian gold medalist Buddy Lee.

    It's killer, check it out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ace83 View Post
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1yHjnfABvhw

    If you want to jump rope, work on increasing the speed of the turnovers.
    The above video is of olympian gold medalist Buddy Lee.

    It's killer, check it out...
    That is truly awesome. Increasing speed of turnovers, he says depends a lot on the length of the rope. Shorter the length, the higher the speed and the higher the reflexes you need. Good stuff. Thanks for the link!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfeye View Post
    Try the stuff in Explosive Calisthenics. It's good & works to help strength as well as cardio- that way you get more of a benefit from your workout overall.
    I've got the book but haven't read it. I was under the impression that you're not supposed to start with the explosive work until you reach Step 5s in all progressions. I haven't yet so I've ignored the explosive work at the moment. Although Step 6 Squats is within sight so I'll start the leg explosive work soon. Thanks for the suggestion!

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    Actually, the progressions (even with the explosive stuff) starts very easy. If you can do regular push-ups & regular squats, you should be fine to start things off with that.

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    The problem with doing loaded work (and bw work is still a form of resistance training) is that despite your HR going up you're not actually getting much of a fitness benefit. At all HRs you'll get fitter from traditional cardio forms such as running, rowing, cycling, etc. That's just down to blood flow - when you tense a muscle it stops the blood flowing through it. That decreases the amount of oxygen actually used. So % of Vo2 max is always lower and this fitness benefits are lower.

    I wrote about it here - Circuit Training Doesn't Get You Fitter | Breaking Muscle

    If you want a lot of the science I suggest reading Kenneth Jay's Cardio Code book.
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    Interesting article, thanks for posting it Andrew.

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    No I do it on the same days. Each to their own, I say. I add a jump rope circuit to use as a warmup/speed and quickness. Then I do my work, PCC/kettbells and finishes each day with hill sprints or prowler sprints or sled sprints. I rotate around these three. Personally I use C-Mass on a rotating basis and add the jump rope and finishers. I train 3x a week.
    Quote Originally Posted by kaidranzer View Post
    Hi everyone. I was wondering whether any of you have tried doing some cardio exercises on your non-strength training days. I'm looking to add jumping ropes to my routine so that it would look something like:

    Alternate days - CC (2 exercises on weekdays, full body on weekends)
    Off days - Rope jumps + Trifecta

    Do you think adding jumping ropes would be a bit too much and may interfere with my CC workouts?

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