Tabata Exercises: Tabata Jump Rope
Tabata Jump Rope is pure tabata-style cardio hell. The Tabata method is a great way to make an exercise a cardio, strength training hybrid, but it’s also a great way to turn a cardio workout into a super-cardio workout. You can apply the tabata method to just about any exercise, some may be better suited than others, but they are all good.
If you aren’t in the mood to do any strength training, and just want to get some quick cardio out of the way, tabata method jump roping is definitely a viable option. All it requires is a jump rope to perfect the exercise, and a jump rope could be just about anything you want. Whether you use some spare rope or a weighted jump rope, tabata method can be applied to increase difficulty and reduce the time you need to spend to get the same results.
When you are doing tabata jump rope sprints, you jump as fast as you can for 20 seconds, then rest for 10 seconds. Studies have shown that doing tabata method cardio activities for just 4 minutes can burn as much fat as doing 45 minutes of a traditional cardio activity like running. Remember that these results don’t come easy, if you feel sick at any time during a tabata style exercise, you should take a break or call it a day. Injuring yourself is far worse than not finishing a workout for the day, and if you don’t feel up to finishing, there is likely good reason. It could be that tabata style is too difficult for you at the time, or that you’ve been working yourself too hard as of late.
It is recommended that you do not do the tabata method more than 4 times per week. Some people do it every day, but those people have conditioned themselves for it. Remember to be smart and stay safe while working out.