Gloomy days are the best to get in a workout bright and early.
I went to a 7am class and did a pretty quick 10-minute workout. After the 40-minute lifting sequence the rest of the workout went something like this:
Run, Jump, Crunch Workout
1. Run 400 Meters
2. 50 Double Unders (or 100 single rope turns)
3. 20 V-ups
4. Run 400 Meters
5. 20 V-ups
6. 50 Double Unders
7. Run 400 Meters
The reverse swap at the end of the workout was kind of nice because we had a break in-between the running and double unders the second time around. I have written a couple of other workouts that have included v-ups/v-sits/toe touches, like this similar workout. The workout featured here is a little more difficult. V-ups use all of your abdominal muscles. It really engages your core and you can feel it working!
Double unders (where the jump rope spins twice for every single jump) are kind of a pain in the butt. I’ve found that I am the best at double unders when I don’t think about the exercise too much. This might sound weird, but they are one skill you really can’t overthink. Double unders are dependent on the flick of your wrist. Honestly, you don’t have to jump any higher than you do while jumping rope normally. Turning the rope quicker is the trick. With lots of practice, you’ll get hang of it. Even after almost a whole year of CrossFit, I still have days that I can’t do any at all. It’s completely an all-or-nothing thing for me. I’m either doing 30 in a row, or 0. And running? Well running is running. Overall, this is a face paced workout that gets your lungs pumping and abs burning.
This is just another CrossFit inspired workout that can be done anywhere. All you need is a jumprope and a little bit of room. It only took me 9 1/2 minutes and you could even accomplish this workout during your lunch break to get a quick sweat on. It’s a great way to burn calories if you’re short on time.
That’s all for now. I have a couple of awesome recipes to try out today, hopefully I will be posting them soon!
What’s your workout schedule for the day?