Jumping rope provides a full-body workout while social distancing

Bernadette Henry, CEO and founder of "Make It Fun Nyc" Jump Rope Fitness, discussed why jumping rope is such an effective workout.
3:07 | 07/09/20

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@drjashton. As this virus spreads throughout the country and most public gyms remain close, we have to find different ways to get our workouts in. Jumping rope could be one of the best ways to stay fit while social distancing. Here to show us how is the CEO is make it fun jump rope fitness is Bernadette Henry. Why is jump roping such an effective workout? Because you can get a full-body workout in such a short time. As a matter of fact, ten minutes of jump rope is equivalent to 30 minutes of a jogging. At 6.5 miles an hour. You don't have to do the whole ten minutes in that one setting. I love those numbers. All right, that's great. Now, you can say we can get that full-body workout by jumping rope in just four moves. For those of us who aren't as advanced as you, can you show us some of the basic moves? Start with the first one. Yes, of course. We'll do a basic jump. This is very, very basic jump. Stay low to the ground. Turn your wrist very slightly. You keep going. All right X it's a very small move. Now you've got your second move. Yes, the second move is like jumping jacks, except your hands up and down, you're going to use the rope. All right -- your next move is the alternate foot jump. Show us how you do that. Yes, alternate feet jump. If you want to make it more intense, lift your knee, if not, you can lift your feet low to the ground. You make it look so easy. Is there a move that engage our arm as well, because you say this is a full-body workout. Yes, we can side swings. One, two, jump. One, two, jump. One, two, jump. I can do that one, I think. Before we go, can you hit us with a little freestyle? Yes, of course I can. Whoa. Oh, my goodness. Wow, that deserves a round of applause. That was incredible. Bernadette, how long do you suggest people do this to get the workout they need each day? Well, if they're busy like me or a busy mom, if you have a children or a family, 15 minutes is sufficient. Wow, I mean, how long did it take you to learn what you just showed us? Several years. But you can do this as soon as possible. It takes four weeks to build up your stamina and conditioning if you do it three, five times a week. I'm so impressed. That was remarkable. Bernadette Henry, thanks for getting us to move in a different way. I'll never move like that. I can have something to work towards. Thank you for joining us. Thank you so much.

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