Jump Rope + Lower Body Circuit Workout

Last Saturday when I featured a picture of Ryan tackling a ridiculously high box jump on the blog, I had a bunch of requests to post a video of him in action.


Ask and you shall receive! 

Today I made sure to bring my camera to the gym and told Ryan to get psyched because I needed to capture one of his box jumps on video to share with you guys.

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Heeere ya go!


Ryan’s Box Jump

(Click here to see the video on YouTube if the imbedded video isn’t working for you.)

Every time I see him do one of those box jumps, I hold my breath and get awfully nervous. The boxes are sturdy, but I freak out about jumping onto a box that comes up to my knees. Ryan swears that jumping that high is 99 percent mental and I am 99 percent mentally convinced it’s impossible for me.

Though box jumps didn’t make it into my workout today, I managed to complete a pretty stellar circuit workout that focused on lower body exercises with lots of jump roping thrown into the mix.

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All the jump ropin’ kept my heart rate up and I enjoyed the mix of cardio and leg exercises. Though you can definitely do this circuit without any weights, I used the following weights for the first three exercises:

  • Squats: 95 lbs.
  • Stationary Lunges: 40 lb. bar
  • Bridges: 25 lbs.

It was a good one!


On our way home, Ryan once again wanted his favorite hot cakes from McDonald’s, so I got an iced coffee to sip on as I prepared my morning meal.

mcdonald's iced coffeeI copied last Saturday’s breakfast and made a batch of Paleo oatmeal (adding an extra egg white and another half of a banana to Joelle’s recipe) and ate it along with a cup of key lime pie Greek yogurt.  

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I hope your Saturday is off to a fantastic start!


  1. Laura Gallegly says

    I was impressed by that jump! I showed my husband, and now he is determined to beat it…he would like to know how high it is so he can get his own private little competition started!



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