Monday 17th March

 

Did you know that Usain Bolt skips before major races?

 

 Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man, jumps rope before major races!

It is an important part of his final couple of hours' preparation prior to a major race. He uses skipping as a high intensity warm up and skips over a ten-minute period.

 Usain Bolt skips too!
Usain Bolt skips too!

 

We are not sure how many of Usain’s international competitors also use skipping as part of their last minute preparations but it is highly likely that his training partner and compatriot Yohan Blake also skips as they share the same trainer, Glenn Mills.

During the London Olympics in 2012 Usain was frustrated when an official prevented him bringing his skipping rope into the Olympic stadium warm up area. He was quoted as saying, “I had my skipping rope in my bag and they said I can’t bring it in. Why? It is just a rule.”

The phenomenal success that Usain has achieved throughout his career is a testament to his ability, strong work ethic and willingness to embrace the most effective sprint training techniques under the guidance of his trainer, Glenn Mills.

 Apart from its health and fitness benefits, skipping can be used as a fundamental tool to help children build stamina and confidence. An expertly delivered skipping day is not competitive in the way that traditional team sports are and creates a lot of fun for all participants including teachers as you can see here.

But children are still encouraged to try and do the best they can and to KEEP PRACTISING, because you really don't have to be the best runner or the best catcher in the school, you just need to spend time on the rope.

Do you want to incorporate skipping into your exercise routines? Visit our SkipShop and you’ll soon be able to get started.

Want to book a skipping day for your school? Drop us a line via enquiries@skipping4schools.co.uk or give us a call on 01743 361863 and we will get you booked in.

We hope you have found this information inspirational.

Best regards,

Skipping4Schools Team

 

 

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