Proper Jumproping Technique in Fencing

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Hey folks! Jump roping can really help your fencing, and it’s a very underrated activity in fencing that can help improve your hand speed, foot speed, explosiveness, and overall agility. It takes practice, and you will get frustrated in the process. I have provided a few workouts for you below. We’ll call them beginner, intermediate, advanced. I highly recommend putting on some good music, it makes it easier to establish a rhythm.

Beginner:

  • Three 3 minute rounds (like a direct elimination match)
  • Alternate between feet together, one foot at a time
  • In final 30 seconds of round, double pace
  • One minute rest between rounds

Intermediate:

  • Four 3-minute rounds (like a direct elimination match)
  • Alternate between feet together, one foot at a time
  • Incorporate double jumps
  • In final thirty seconds of round, multiple double jumps in succession, fast paced
  • Thirty second rest between rounds

Advanced:

  • Four 4-minute rounds (to go the extra mile and get the added wind)
  • Alternate between feet together, one foot at a time, double jumps, triple jumps (if you’re a ninja)
  • In final thirty seconds of round, multiple double jumps in succession, fast paced
  • Thirty second rest between rounds
  • In final round, only double jumps

One thought

  1. I use a system that constantly changes my rhythm:
    In 20 jump intervals with 20 jumps on both feet in between:

    Start on both feet (just to find a rhythm)
    alternating feet … both feet
    2 on each foot (LL RR LL RR ..) … both feet
    5 on each foot … bf
    10 on each foot … bf
    20 on right foot … bf
    20 on left foot … bf

    Then repeat, or work backwards in total is about 3 min. I use 20 just because it is easy to count to while jumping without getting off count when I start to hit my aerobic capacity

    Another system I use is adapted from the skipping drill from Marx training DVD:
    L RR LLL RRRR LLLLL R LL RRR LLLL RRRRR and repeat as long as possible

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