Workout Wednesday #3
Workout 3 is here and this week we'll be skipping.
Skipping is a staple exercise in most martial arts training and is a great way to improve rhythm, timing, footwork, co-ordination and cardiovascular fitness.
The skipping circuit this week will use an interval training approach, aiming to improve cardiovascular fitness, footwork and the ability to change pace rapidly.
- Each round will last 2 minutes.
- The rounds will be split into 8 sets of 15 seconds work.
- You will alternate between 15 seconds of steady pace skipping and 15 seconds of maximum speed skipping.
- Once you have completed the 2 minute round, rest for 1 minute and repeat the circuit for a minimum of 3 sets.
The circuit above is only one method of utilising skipping as part of your training. It can also be used as a warm-up or cool down before and after workouts.
The more often you skip, the faster you will see the benefits. If you enjoy this circuit, why not consider integrating skipping into your workouts?
If you're new to skipping, try and aim for 10 minutes steady pace. If you make a mistake don't worry, just re-set and start again. You will slowly build your confidence and capacity; and start to reap the many benefits that come with regular skipping.
So there you have it... as little as 10 minutes each workout can yield impressive results when applied consistently.
Maybe skipping is already something you do? What benefits have you noticed? We'd love to hear from you...
The Springhealth Team