What is going on JRD Nation?!? We want to talk to you about our 4 WEEK CHALLENGE. Go ahead. Click it. JOIN US! What do you have to lose? Some weight?
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Listen up! We know a lot of you are already in the challenge. Still, take a look at this because we are going to address a lot of questions that we run into frequently.
4 Week Jump Rope Challenge FAQ
Who is this 4 Week Challenge for?
A: This Challenge is for anyone and everyone that wants to start moving their body and build momentum in an exercise program.
What equipment do I need?
A: A jump rope and a pull up bar can help, but you can substitute with a little creativity.
What is the best time of day to workout?
A: There is no best time! When will it work for you? After work? When you first wake up? Find that spot in the where you can create a habit that you’ll stick with; that’s the best time!
Should I eat before I work out?
A: This is a loaded question. It depends on your goals. The short answer is NO, you don’t have to, but it depends on what is working for you and what your goals are. Are you intermittent fasting? Are you trying to get lean or bulk up? These are all things you need to consider, but ultimately, we believe you should be able to eat and workout whenever YOU want to.
Can I take a day off?
A: Take the DAY OFF! Absolutely. We know that everyone is starting at a different place. Jumping rope may be brand new to you. If it is, jump twice a week? Three times? It’s okay if you turn this into an 8-week challenge. Do what works for you and be sure to check out our tutorials as you build your skills.
Can I workout every-other day?
A: If that is what challenges you, DO IT (see above). It’s important that you push yourself. If you are pretty fit, can skip without pain and want results but are just too lazy, get some motivation and get after it 4-6 days a week!
Can I take more than 1 minute rest between circuits?
A: We hate to sound like a broken record, but fitness is simple; you just need to challenge yourself. The goal is to perform the challenge as prescribed, but when you’re getting started modify as you need it. If you need 2 minutes rest, take them. Need more, take it, but we’re not suggesting you go and have a coffee break. Let your heart rate settle, find your breath and get back to it!
What if I miss a bunch of workouts? Like a week? Or a few weeks?
A: Don’t sweat it. Get up. Brush yourself off and pick up where you left off. Life happens and it’ll probably challenge you again. Don’t over think this, remember why you want it and go get after your goals.
What if I can’t do all the exercises in the program?
A: You mean you can’t do pushups for 30 seconds straight? Modify. Do them from your knees or pick of a number of pushups you can do. Aim for that each round rather than continuous. Can’t do boxer skip without stuffin’ up? That’s okay too. Just do intense regular bounce. The important thing is that you move your body and challenge yourself.
What if I don’t have time for the whole workout?
A: 30 minutes? You got this. But if you don’t, that’s fine. Give it the time you have but don’t skimp or your warm and make sure you have the intensity up. Getting fit isn’t about spending hours a day working out; it’s about being consistent for a long time.
What jump rope should I use
A: Simple answer? Crossrope. We love the crossrope because we honestly believe it’s the best jump rope available. Use this link to grab our favorite, the agility rope for 10% off. If you aren’t ready for the crossrope, just grab what’s available and get skipping
What surface should I jump on?
A: In general concrete is going to be wearing on your rope and your body more than some other surfaces like, in a basket ball court or in the gym. But at the same time, often that is the easiest surface to find. Don’t be afraid of it just listen to your body; if you start to feel pain, ease off for a bit. If you don’t have a great flat surface look into the crossrope jump rope mat.
What do I do after I finish the challenge?
A: The next step is to graduate on to one our more intense programs. When you finish the challenge let us know and we’ll help you choose which is best for you. Shoot us an email or take a look at our store for some options!
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