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3 Reasons to Start Jumping Rope

The jump rope is small, transportable, and a great cardiovascular workout.  Since my introduction into CrossFit, it had been a long time since I had picked up a rope.  I never considered jumping rope as part of my cardiovascular routine.  I always had access to a stationary bike, stair climber, elliptical or a treadmill.  You know, the usual suspects at the local fitness center.  I would typically warm up using one or a combination of the above to kick start my workout.

I consider myself pretty advanced at jumping rope.  In CrossFit, we do what is called Double Unders.  This is where the rope passes under your feet twice, not the standard single.  Well maybe I am not so advanced as the Double Under has progressed to the Triple Under, which I have attempted once.  Attempting both the double and triple under is a beating, literally.

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