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“In Jump Rope Training, Buddy Lee will inspire you to incorporate ropes into your training program. You owe it to yourself to learn what Buddy teaches!”

David Weck -- Inventor of the BOSU Balance Trainer

“As a cross-training tool, Buddy Lee’s program is unsurpassed in developing foot speed, agility, acceleration, and explosive power. No matter what your sport, training with Buddy’s system will help you make dynamic strides toward reaching the next level in your preparation.”

Dan Chandler -- Three-Time Olympic Wrestler, Two-Time Coach of U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team

“Buddy Lee’s Jump Rope Training is more than an exercise program that helps increase speed, agility, strength, balance, power, and endurance. It is a comprehensive training system allowing athletes and fitness enthusiasts to take their workouts to the next level.”

Maureen Hagan -- Physiotherapist, VP of Operations GoodLife Fitness, Director of Education Can-Fit-Pro

“Buddy Lee has created an amazing jump rope system. I recommend Jump Rope Training to all my clients and patients.”

Dr. Emily Splichal, DPM, MPH, CPT -- NASM Certified Personal Trainer, ACSM Certified Exercise Specialist

About the Author

Buddy Lee is known as one of the world’s top experts in jump rope conditioning. He has earned a worldwide reputation with his incredible jump rope skills, putting on 6,000 shows in 50 countries and appearing in TV commercials and talk shows. He has also appeared on CNN Headline News and in Business Week and Parade magazines.

Lee is the president and CEO of Jump Rope Tech Technology, Inc., the leading expert in the field of jump rope training for improved sport performance. He is the co-inventor and patent holder of Buddy Lee Speed Ropes, the ropes used by U.S. Olympic athletes.

A retired U.S. Marine and U.S. Olympian in wrestling, Buddy now consults with strength and conditioning coaches worldwide as well as elite athletes from various disciplines. Many fitness organizations, such as CrossFit, TRX, KettleBell, HopSports, and MMA, have integrated Buddy Lee’s program into their systems. He lives in Richmond, Virginia.

To learn more about Buddy Lee and his training programs, visit www.buddyleejumpropes.com.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics; 2 edition (June 4, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0736081593
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568985602
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6.8 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #147,793 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Susanna Hutcheson TOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 19, 2010
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Jumping rope may be a popular activity on the playground, but this child's play has evolved into one of the most efficient ways to improve cardiovascular health. In the new edition of his popular book Jump Rope Training (Human Kinetics, June 2010), Buddy Lee explains how jump rope training offers functional exercise that can increase fitness and sport performance.

Many of the greatest athletes jump rope. The famous late Bruce Lee jumped rope to develop that tremendous quickness for which he was well known.

Jumping rope is an extremely good way to get fit fast. It's a cardio workout that can be done in a short time, preferably in intervals.

If you want to discover the value and the techniques of jumping rope, you'll find this book invaluable.

Now, I must confess that I couldn't jump rope. I can play most any sport very well. I'm fit and love to workout. But I could not jump rope before getting this book. Moving my hands and getting my feet to obey my commands at the same time was too much multi-tasking for me.

So, if you've never jumped rope before, have no fear. You too can do it. And it's a workout!

I love how jumping rope using Buddy's system makes you so quick. He writes, "Quickness is best understood as reaction time. Good reaction time allows you to take advantage of split-second opportunities to act or react in order to make use of a window of opportunity and thus gain an advantage or recover from a disadvantage. My jump rope training system specifically targets quickness of the hands and feet because most athletic movements are executed by hand, foot, or, in many cases, both."

He also teaches you sprint and circuit training programs, which are highly effective training methods.
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Anyone into fitness training is already well aware of the excellent calorie burn that jumping rope offers. So much so that many of the top workout DVDs now have you do steps as though yuou are holding an invisible jump rope, and some of the Wii fitness games have you hold the controls like a jump rope.

So I have the invisible jump rope moves well mastered. **grin** I decided to kick it up a notch.

But I'll be honest, as someone very into workout DVDs, I had my doubts I could learn some wicked moves from a BOOK. Consider me corrected.

This book is not a skinny one...at over 200 pages it's written so you master the art. The photographs of the moves are laid out in sequence so you see the movement or the rope along with your hands and feet in unison so it is really no different that watching it on tv except that you grasp it without having to rewind!

Aside from the steps shown that make a workout that burns hella calories FUN, I found the first part of the book to be very important...getting the rope the perfect fit for your body, holding the rope, etc. I had had the rope ALL wrong prior and didn't know it. This was step one for me in being able to even begin mastering some fun steps.

For athletes wanting to train in new ways (which I am not, I just like to max my caloric burn and strength building) this is very well written to varied sports helping the reader know how to maximize their desired skills through jump rope training...whether that be speed, coordination, agility, balance, strength, fitness...pick a sport and you'll find the author helping you to maximize what you need most in the best ways here. Simply want a new fitness routine that only costs the price of a rope and will burn calories faster and most anything else you can think of?
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I was looking to add a little 'extra' to my cardio workouts and I just don't like to run. Jump Rope Training by Buddy Lee makes it super easy, and fun, to get started jumping rope. So far I'm just trying to master the basic techniques (Chapter 3) but I look forward to adding the different jumps to my workouts and improving my overall conditioning. When I first picked up a jump rope I really didn't know what length it should be, what kind of rope is best for me, and how to hold/turn it. I'm now able to jump rope for 2-3 minutes at a time and look forward to getting to the 5 minute mark. Great book for a beginner like me but probably even better for anyone involved in a sport as it adds a new and fun dimension to training!
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Obviously, this book covers a very specific topic. I recommend adding jump rope to your exercise routine, especially if you are looking for some alternatives to jogging. You can get your heart rate up in a short amount of time and, I presume, burns some calories. It will wear you out.

The book covers a progression learning a variety of jumping techniques. You start with the basic jump (two feet), which was basically the only jump I was any good at before reading Buddy Lee's book. After reading the descriptions and practicing the jumps one at a time, I quickly learned how to do a variety of jumps. Jumping while crossing the rope truly adds some upper-body work, and "double-unders," or two turns of the rope for one jump, will humble you when you first try it. I think that jumping rope is more enjoyable and less monotonous since I now know a variety of jumps.

I know I like detail when I read reviews, so: the book contains a lot of background information about jumping rope--selecting a rope, jumping surface, potential jump rope injuries (and avoiding such injuries), footwear, and building your stamina/jumping capacity with a logical progression. I'm assuming there is more specific info here about jumping rope than anywhere else. Note the Mr. Lee is a jump rope expert and has worked with Olympic athletes, so he seems very credible. As far as the jumping techniques, the book includes 15 basic jumps. 10 of these jumps appear in the "power" program, meaning that you do one of each jump with two turns of the rope (harder than it sounds). The "highly advanced" technique is three turns of the rope per jump...I'm not there yet.

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