Jumprope Your Jet Lag Away
FriYAY! I’m feeling energized and back on the right time zone after so much travel. I’m home for a couple of weeks before a busy September (hello, NYFW)! I’ve become a lot better about maintaining a healthy routine while traveling, between packing healthier snacks for the plane ride, and sticking to workouts that are easy to do on-the-go.
One of my favorite fitness tricks for curing jet lag is a quick jump roping session, because you can even do the workout from your hotel room. I teamed up with my trainer, MadFit owner Mike Alexander, to work on this alongside The Chalkboard Mag.
You’ll get your heart rate up, increase blood flow, and elevate your mood. Plus, this circuit will work your butt, calves and quads. Here’s how to do it…
JUMP ROPE IN PLACE | Begin with a minute of traditional jump roping. This will warm up your body while challenging your mind to get out of its sluggish state.
LATERAL JUMPS | Place the rope in the shape of a wide ‘U’ on the ground. Begin with your feet just outside the rope, with one foot slightly off the floor. Jump to the other side, ending in the same position you started in. Repeat this for a minute.
LATERAL HOPS | Slide both sides of the rope in, so it’s nearly touching. Quickly hop back and forth over the rope for a minute.
SQUAT JUMPS | This part of the routine is aimed at working your bum. Jump rope regularly, while adding a deep squat each time you hit the floor. Hold the squat position for a few seconds before lifting off the ground again. Repeat 15 times.
LUNGE JUMPS | Jump rope regularly for a minute, while adding a lunge to each hop! Meaning, you’ll begin in a lunge position and switch sides as you’re airborne each time. Note: if this is too tricky for you, simply run in place with your jump rope for a minute.