Here is Beth (I'd love to go on and on about Beth's age, her ranking as a competitive US squash player and her rocking workout program...but she doesn't love me doing that) - so again, here she is offering some ideas about adding jumping rope to your home program. If you don't have a rope it is important to the workout to involve your arms with some resistance. The rolled towels she substitutes work well and swing the rope forward as well as backward to emphasize the shoulder blade muscles critical in (everything) jumping. The rope should be fit for your leg length, please reach out in the comments section if you want those details. Start with short intervals as Beth directs and expand as you would any high intensity interval until you have more tolerance in your quadriceps and calves.
Some background on Beth and The EngineHouse 16 follows.
Foley Physical Therapy shares space in the EngineHouse 16 with 2 other Women owned businesses. The Sum of All Points is a neuromuscular pain and trigger point oriented business owned by
Karen Gallagher. Karen is an Occupational Therapist who also is a Certified Hand Therapist allowing her an additional niche practice of treating patients who have elbow, wrist and hand injuries, surgeries and nerve syndromes. Beth Fedorowich is the owner of Fitness Essentials personal training a 1:1 and group fitness and wellness company with over 30 years of successful business. Beth took the unusual extra step 20 years ago of pursuing a Master of Physical Therapy degree to offer greater depth of knowledge to her personal training profession. She does not advertise that degree nor attempt to blur lines using it in practice, or for marketing, though my peers very often do just that as relates to the personal training field. It's not about staying in your own lane as much as it is about humility and recognizing that others do some things that cross in to your lane a lot better, because of their experience, investment, training, passion and expertise. The reason this Collaborative works well is because each of our unique skills are recognized and respected by the others. We see this as a vision for how all of your health providers should work together for you, reaching out to other professionals when we reach our own limits, or require a second opinion.
The EngineHouse 16 Collaborative also offers classes, including an Iyengar type yoga class 2 days a week with emphasis on proper form, modification of poses and spine health and a dance class for general movement. We were also on verge of a brand new exciting program announcement pre-coronavirus that will still happen
at A DATE IN THE FUTURE!
Hang in and hang on folks, I think we're on the downside of this part of the curve!