The humble jump rope has been a fantastic method of metabolic (CV) conditioning working for hundreds of years. It can easily be incorporated into to any workout to help tone muscles all over body while improving coordination which you will benefit from across your subsequent exercises. Not to be ignored in anyone’s routine, jumping can burn up to around 1000 calories per hour. This makes it a great workout if you are looking to undertake highly intensity interval training to lose weight, as the cardio is performed at such an intense level that your body will spend the rest of the day expending energy to recover from the ass-kicking you gave it. Jump rope is one of the most efficient workouts possible and I believe that once you get proficient in your technique in the gym you can be the most diverse CV workouts. When looking at adding jumping into your routine consider using it at the start of your warm up or as the main focus of a conditioning session, this is a great group exercise and it can be done both inside and outside of the gym as it’s both portable and affordable. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or a professional builder the rope can be taken on business trips, vacations and even to your gym. As soon as you hear the word jump rope you may quickly jump to the conclusion that it will be easy to master, however learning to jump correctly can take a little time however the key is to be patient and slow the movement down until you are comfortable with the fundamental mechanics. The next step is to start to increase the speed and keep as much weight on your toes as possible so you have a quick bouncy contact with the surface from which you do not need to jump too high. Remember that when getting started it’s vital that your jump rope should come up to your arm-pits when measured from the ground to guarantee it is the correct length to maximise the efficiency of your workout.
Here is a great 15 minute jump rope work out for any beginners want to get in to HIW :
Find a clear space in your home or gym and ensure you are positioned on a suitable surface. Once you have done this ensure you have a stopwatch or you are located near a clock so you can regularly check the time. Then begin
– To warm up jump the rope for 3 minutes, try to find a comfortable speed that helps you fine-tune your technique
– Rest for 30 seconds
– Now jump the rope as quickly as possible for60 seconds
– Then rest again for 30 seconds
– Jump Rope as quickly as possible for 60 seconds
– Rest for 30 seconds
– Then repeat this alternating pattern for 15 minutes.
When starting out remember that if you are finding the HIW work out to difficult you can increase and decrease the times of intense jumping. An example of this is if you are finding it too easy, increase the duration of your work out from 60 seconds to 90 seconds and/or shorten the rest periods to manipulate the intensity of the workout. Remember that the jump rope is a great starting place for beginners when looking to undertake a HIW, once you have mastered the jump rope try move on to more difficult gym equipment to help you get a varied and mixed workout. If you hate 60 minute’s runs then remember that jumping rope is a great alternative and it doesn’t require you to run around the block for miles or kill yourself on the treadmill. Give this interval style workout a try 2-3 times per week and your fitness will go through the roof while you shed that unwanted weight.
Make sure that along with any workout such as the Jump rope that nutrition plays a huge part in overall fitness goals! These days people are always looking for the easy way out and once things get tough they usually quit or move in another direction in life. An individual will not really get anywhere unless they become established and put the time in to get things done. If you keep changing things throughout your life with fitness and nutrition and not sticking to the program it will be very difficult to accomplish your goals. As we move 6 months into 2012 ask yourself how your new year’s resolutions are going if you have really stuck to them or not. It’s never too late to get the right nutrition and fitness plan started.
Contact me HERE for any questions about how to Jumprope AND ‘Jumpstart’ your nutrition and training plans! If you have any questions regarding personal training, one-on-one rowing help, or Ironman Triathlon Training you can reach me here and we can work on a training plan together.
Growing up with a father who was a two-time U.S. Olympian in Rowing (68′ Mexico City Olympic Bronze Medalist and 76′ Montreal Olympic Men’s Rowing Coach) was a very interesting experience. I thought it was normal routine workout and it made sense that my father would go out for a 3-hour workout and train 7 days a week. I didn’t really appreciate or even come close to understanding how truly hard and mentally tough it is to win an Olympic medal… let alone just to make the Olympic Team until I rowed and was recruited to row for UC Berkeley. All of a sudden I found myself the weakest and slowest rower on the team as we went on to win 3 National Championships and 4 PAC- 10 Championships in 4 years along with International rowers that were recruited from all over the world. It was my introduction to the next step of my rowing career as I rowed alongside recruited rowers from Sweden, Norway, Germany, England, Serbia, Australia, Canada, South Africa, and Croatia . I remember days where I would barely be awake during practice in the early mornings as I did not have enough time to recover in between practices. Our coaches made us do fitness tests every week to see how fast we could row 10,000 meters on the Concept 2 Rowing Machine. One year we accumulated 15 tests every week of 10,000 meters and about 10 fitness tests of 6,000 meters! My overall best Concept 2 times were 33 min 20 seconds for 10,000 meters (1:40 split avg) and a national team qualifying time of 19 min 2o seconds for the 6,000 meter test (1:36 split avg).
Ever since I could remember, I wanted to follow in my father’s footsteps as an Olympian. My father, John Nunn, won a bronze medal in rowing at the 1968 Olympic Games held in Mexico City. He was also the Head Coach for the Men’s Olympic Rowing Team for the United States in the 1976 Olympic Games held in Montreal.
Evo Fitness Bike at IHRSA 2012
On February 23, 2012 (Costa Mesa, CA) – IHRSA, the International Health, Racquet & Sports Club Association, was holding an expo and trade show in Downtown Los Angeles on March 14-17, 2012. Relay Fitness Systems is one of three hundred exhibitors that will be on hand displaying and demonstrating the latest commercial fitness gear, including the commercial Evo Fitness Bike cx and mx models. “This will be the first opportunity for the public to see the brand new commercial versions of the Evo Fitness Bike,” stated Marko Vujicic, CEO of the Relay Fitness Group and former designer/ employee at Star Trac which produces the well-known popular Spinner bikes. Marco asked me, Jack Nunn, to head the EVO Fitness Indoor Cycle Program in order to show everyone that you don’t just have to be a cyclist to enjoy the positive effects of indoor cycling fitness.
At The Roworx Studio/ Warehouse Located In Long Beach At 1347 Loma Ave, We Hold A Monthly FREE Nutrition Health & Welness Seminar! An Hour Of Power Every Month For Anyone Who Wants To Come Together And Learn Which Foods Are Causing Inflammation (the silent killer) And Which Foods Are Anti-Inflammatory. In These One Hour, Per Month Seminars You Gain More Knowlege And Experience About The Science Of Food And How It Can Make A Difference In Your Beauty, Vitality, And Overall Wellness. Every Time You Come To These Seminars We Try To Convey Cutting Edge Knowlege About Food As Am ‘Easy To Make’ Green Recipe. We Make FREE Nutrition Shakes With The ‘Green’ Smoothie Of The Month And Most Of All An Empowered Feeling Of High Energy, Motivation, And Knowlege To Take On A Better Lifestyle!
*Reminder!!! Right After Every Monday, Wednesday, And Friday Indoor Rowing Class At The 9:30AM Studio/ Warehouse Roworx Management Serves Up FREE Nutritional Shakes!
THE TOPIC OF THE MONTH: DOES FOOD REALLY MATTER?
SHOULD I PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT I EAT NOW OR THINK ABOUT IT LATER?
FORKS OVER KNIVES MOVIE: A tale of two doctors, many cows and a multitude of human ailments, Lee Fulkerson’s “Forks Over Knives” makes a pedantic yet persuasive case for banishing meat and dairy from the dinner table. They make the argument that most of our major health issues — including heart disease, cancer and diabetes can be prevented (and even in some cases reversed) by following a vegetables-and-whole-grains diet, this dense documentary would rather inform than entertain. Its hale heroes are the nutritional scientist T. Colin Campbell and the surgeon Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., (An Olympic Gold Medalist For The U.S. Rowing Team In 1956) whose combined decades of research into the harmful effects of animal proteins are summarized, along with a potted history of our worldwide dietary decline.
*Roworx Will Have Several Copies Of The Movie: Forks Over Knives For Use For Our Members To Watch At The Studio/ Warehouse Facility!
The New And Exciting Tower Garden By Juice Plus Was Also Introduced At The Seminar And Will Show How You Can Grow Your Own Fruits, Vegetables, Berries, And Much More Inside Or Outside Your Own Home. It Will Be As If You Have Your Own Farmers Market In Your Backyard!!!
Ask Me How To Get Your Tower Garden Now Before It Goes On The Market To The Public. Get Greener, Save Money, And Conserve Resources By Using This Tower Garden! 🙂
This camp was a once in a lifetime opportunity for me to meet the best of the best in the sport of rowing, especially in the singles event. The singles event is known in the world of rowing to be the toughest of all rowing events and respected by other sports as being one of the hardest things to master. To be the best in the world in the single is like being Superman in my eyes. There are 8 Parts to this Blog simply because each one of these athletes has had such a tremendous impact on the world of rowing and beyond. I want to share my experience with each of these great rowers. Part 3
Dr. Roy Vartabedian is President of Vartabedian & Associates/ Designs for Wellness, a Health and Nutrition publishing and consulting firm. He is also a Doctor of Public Health, with a specialty in Chronic Disease Prevention from Loma Linda University, and holds Master of Public Health degrees in Health Education and Nutrition also from LLU. He has worked in the field of health promotion and disease prevention for over 22 years, working with patients, managing programs, consulting, and speaking throughout the U.S. and Canada. His landmark publication Nutripoints has been used in a total of 13 countries in 10 languages worldwide. He has appeared on numerous TV and radio programs. Today Show, Live With Regis, and Everyday With Joan Lunden. Articles on his Nutripoints Program have appeared in many publications including Ladies’ Home Journal, New Woman, the New York Times, and the Dallas Morning News. Previously, Dr. Vartabedian worked as Executive Director of Wellness Programs at the worldrenowned Cooper Clinic in Dallas, Texas. There he worked with Dr. Kenneth Cooper to develop the residential lifestyle improvement program on the 30acre Cooper Aerobics Center facility in Dallas, directing the program for 6 years. Before working with Dr. Cooper, he taught Preventive Care at the Family Practice Residency in Florida Hospital, Orlando, Florida for 4 years. There he trained 36 Family Practice doctors how to incorporate Patient Education and Preventive Medicine into their practices, and developed the awardwinning Preventive Care Learning Center, a facility patients used to learn more about how to improve their health and understand their disease when visiting their doctor.
I remember when I was in the 4th grade in the 80’s when Ronald Regan wanted to make french fries and tomato sauce (and/or ketchup) part of the vegetable food group. I was actually very happy about that at the time but I knew at age 9 that ketchup and french fries were not in the vegetable food group. Playing sports as a child I knew that I had to be agile and quick and when I ate fast food or other unhealthy foods I could feel myself getting slower and my energy levels were plummeting. I made a pact to myself when I was younger that I would try to avoid and ultimately quit drinking soda and eating fast food. It was an awareness I had about my own eating habits and one that my father would instill in me that being overweight and eating unhealthy would not help my overall performance in sports. A few days ago I read a little article on the 10th page of the Press Telegram in Long Beach discussing the story of unhealthy lunches still being served in schools across the country everyday. In my opinion there are a few main reasons I see why we can’t put healthier food out on the table for children. One very easy and effective way to get great nutrition in a child’s body everyday is by taking Juice Plus.
Please contact me here about any and all inquiries about the Juice Plus Product and the Juice Plus Children’s Health Study where your child can get this amazing fruit and vegetable food concentrate for FREE by the company.
The Holidays Are Here!!!
Dear Roworx Members & Guests,
The holidays are here and we hope that your fitness goals are being met. With a variety of classes such as Indoor Rowing, Bootcamp, Spinning, and Zumba we strive to do the best job possible. I hope that everyone stays motivated throughout the holiday season. All of us here at Roworx wish you a very special holiday season. We are ready to move forward throughout the new year and have you accomplish all of your fitness goals.
The Roworx Center in Long Beach Offers A FREE Nutrition Seminar Every Month! Be sure to RSVP and join us this Friday Oct. 28th At 7PM Sharp At 1347 Loma Ave, Long Beach CA 90803. We will enjoy a great night with complimentary food, beverages, and nutrition shakes before and during the seminar. These nutrition smeinars are packed full of important information in order to live a healthier lifestyle. 🙂