What’s With All The Jump Rope?

Jumping rope should be the most consistent component to all training programs. If you walk into a training facility and notice that everyone is jumping rope like Ali then your probably at the right place. Rope work, as we like to call it, produces some of the most important physical and mental attributes such as:

Improved foot speed

Improved cardio efficiency

Improved balance

Improved Posture

Increase work capacity (next week we will explain this)

Enhanced motor skills

Improved lower body joint integrity

Reduction of body fat

Timing and Focus


Cool fact from Buddy Lee:

Jump rope for 10 minutes at the rate of 120 turns/min. burns 120 calories (based on a 150lb. person) and provides the same cardiovascular fitness as:

Swimming 12 minutes

Running 1 mile in 12 minutes

Tennis 2 sets

Jogging 30 minutes

J.P. Van Alstyne
Head Strength Coach at F.A.S. Training Inc.
J.P. has his Bachelor of Science degree from University of Rhode Island where he primarily focused on exercise science and sports nutrition. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by The National Strength and Conditioning Association. His athletic background ranges from high school track and field to collegiate rugby where he was the URI Men’s Rugby Captain.

He has trained many different clients ranging from youth athletes, Division 1 athletes, amputees, military personnel and fitness enthusiasts. He has mentored under Dr. Frank Welling training philosophies at F.A.S. Training Inc. and now is full-time strength coach. He has also shadowed physical therapists and has been to multiple seminars to stay in touch with the evolving fitness industry. His main goal in training others is to give them an advantage among others in work capacity, mental toughness, nutrition and how to apply it to every aspect of life.

J.P. strongly believes that knowledge is gained from experience and to truly master something you must live it. Living by this code he has competed in multiple races such as The Toughmudder, Spartan Beast, GoRuck Challenge, 50 Mile Gore-Tex North Face Endurance Trail Run, Rev3 26hour Adventure Race in the Shenandoah Mountains, NYC East River Swim and trekked Mt. Elbert (14,439), Colorado in December during a blizzard.

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