jumping rope.... cns intensive or could it be on tempo day?

I’m partial to jumping rope but I wonder if it’s a form of plyometrics and therefore CNS intensive. I’d like to put this on tempo days but dunno if it should really go there. Thoughts?


It depends. For someone who’s really, really out of shape and overweight it can have an effevt on the CNS. For an athlete it’s very low intensity. It works the elasticity of your leg muscles and your oxygen uptake but not CNS intensive

It depends on what type of jump rope training your doing.

Just doing a general jump rope is a light plyo but very low CNS stress for elite athletes as mention above. It could take the place of a tempo day but I would venture in on hearing CF’s opinion on this before making any drastic changes.

I do jump rope to get the blood flowing before I lift.