The Best Moment, STUFT 10-1 Triple Threat Workout and Benefits of Jumping Rope

 

This was our night last night.

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There was only a little Arctic Zero left so naturally I filled up the rest of the pint with Love Grown Foods   Power O’s.

Movie nights rock, but my absolute favorite are the snuggles.

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Please tell me they will never grown out of snuggles.

 

I was hungry before teaching boot camp this morning so I made the easiest no grain microwave muffin. I added psyllium husk to the mix and I’m not sure what happened, but there was a minor muffin explosion in the microwave. It still turned out okay though.

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I topped it with some egg whites and all the spices and ate it with a fork.

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It ended up being the perfect little snack.

 

Boot camp today was darn fun. I mean, it always is, but it was really fun today.

WE always do at least 10 minutes of HIIT with plyometric moves at the beginning. Today we added a new little twist afterwards.

It is similar to the STUFT 10 to 1 jacking burpee challenge (video), but we added push ups also.

Oh heck yes. I love it when random ideas turn out brilliantly.

Here’s how it went down.

10-1 triple threat

Yeah. It was awesome.

I really think you should try it.

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We also added some jump rope into the mix. I use this competition X4 jump rope weekly in my classes when we’re doing circuits. HumanX doesn’t mess around with their products and man does this jump rope speed around.

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See, so fast and light you can’t even see it in the pictures. Ha. You CAN see my dirt spots on my shirt though from the whole burpee circuit thing we did beforehand. Lovely. Always out to impress.

When we jump rope in class we just see how many jumps we can get in a minute. One minute is all you need sometimes.

This particular rope is really great because you can adjust the length. Here’s a short video showing you how to do that just in case you need to know how to fit a jump rope.

 

Here are a couple quick fit trainer tips about the benefits of jumping rope for runners.

Jumping rope is great for runners because it helps cardiovascular endurance, works the stabilizing muscles of the feet and coordination. The fast footwork involved in jumping rope can not only improve a runner’s performance, but also benefit a runner’s posture and form. When jumping rope you need a long, straight spine and get additional upper body work which can transfer into better running form.

I also love the AbX for core work, but I’ll save that for a different day.

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What I will NOT save for a different day is what I’ve been eating on the days that I don’t eat pumpkin French Toast.

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That there is a a big helping of peanutty pumpkin dip topped with all the fun stuff (NuttZo, SunButter, protein dark chocolate sauce, PB2 and coconut butter.IMG_4388

It’s best served with homemade cinnamon crisps made from the whole wheat lavash bread from Trader Joe’s.

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Oh heck yes.

Smile

 

Hope you’re having a great weekend.

 

Any jump ropers out there?

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Comments

  1. 1

    Trying that countdown workout tomorrow! How long did it take you to go through?

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    Kim says:

    Love the 10-1 triple threat – I’m wondering if I could somehow turn that into one of my daily moves without killing myself?!
    I like jumping rope but don’t do it very often since I’m usually in the house when I work out – it happens more when we are outside and one of the boys challenges me – gotta show them that I can still out jump them!!! (I’m such a nice mom.)

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    Erica says:

    That looks like a great jump rope. I use one often in CrossFit, so I’m always on the lookout for a faster one.

  4. 4

    I was in the midst of reading this, when my littlest came out of his room. He was having trouble falling asleep. Needless to say, I got to have a little snuggle time with him. Love the snuggles <3 That looks like a cool jump rope!! Maybe one day, Erika and I will make it to one of your bootcamps! She mentioned it today…but I usually have my circus :P

  5. 5

    One more thing…is that a Halo hairband?

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    Tess says:

    I. LOVE. To. Jump. Rope!!!!!!! I’m working on double unders (not having much luck YET). I’ve always loved it from childhood. I really do think it is so much fun!!!! Snuggles last forever. Even at 22,20 and 17 I still get my snuggles in. However, they are fewer and farther between, I take ‘em when I can.The boys are also MUCH bigger now so sitting on my lap isn’t an option ;0

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    lindsay says:

    oh yes, stealing that countdown for my bootcamp!! youre the best! enjoy more snuggles

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    My youngest is 13 and still gives my wife hugs and kisses. My daughter is 21, still daddy’s little girl and will sit with me to read or watch movies. My 23 yr oldest son…meh, you can’t win em all. But then again there’s always grandkids. Ugh! What am I saying!

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    Kathy says:

    I hadn’t jumped rope in years and a couple of months ago I did and was exhausted in seconds….yawza! So Sad! I have since moved up to 45 seconds but sadly haven’t made it to a minute yet….although, I haven’t tried it in weeks now….I will have to try it again and see how it goes.

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    That workouts looks fabulous and easy enough for me to remember.

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    Emily says:

    I’ve never run in a visor and have been eyeing one up for some time. I have the halo headbands and love them so I’m sure the visor would not disappoint. Plus you can never go wrong with the black one!!!

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