This influencer followed personal trainer Hunter Crine’s fitness advice for a week
It can be hard to make New Year’s resolutions that stick. It can be even harder when you’re not seeing results! We’re here to help you out: For our New Year, New You series with Walmart, we asked different influencers to test out some real, attainable wellness challenges from experts in their fields — and to journal about their results. Next Up? Movement.
NYC trainer Hunter Crine offered a seven-day framework for anyone trying to get some cardio in at home and have more energy throughout the day. The tip? Jumpstart your morning by jumping rope.
Matt Schultz, a Walmart Social Champ based in Jacksonville, Florida.
Last year, I was really active, working out almost every single day. My activity declined in November and December during the holidays, but I was still probably working out around once per week. In general, my workouts usually consist of 20 minutes of weight training plus a one-to-two mile run. I used a steel jump rope to complete this challenge, which you can find at Walmart.
I completed 200 jumps through with quite a few hiccups and stumbles along the way. Luckily I got to complete the jumps about 9 a.m.
I broke up my jumps into sets of 50. Early morning rising at 6 a.m. before work to do the jumps was hard. I hesitated, but pressed forward.
Sleeping in helped tremendously again and allowed for a more focused set of jumps. I focused on my wrist movement and cadence much more.
I reviewed Hunter Crine’s Jump Rope Matrix Regression and attempted all of the movements. I gained a ton of confidence from completing one-legged jumps.
Each day has gotten easier and easier to complete. By this day, I genuinely looked forward to jumping rope every day thereafter.
Day 6 and 7:
Early mornings at work meant 6 a.m. jump rope sessions so I decided to bring it to work and what a difference! It sparked my day in just the right way.
After completing my seventh day, I realize that a morning routine involving just an ounce of exercise could be rewarding throughout the entire day. I felt more awake and more alive after each session. I’m a really organized person, who makes a lot of lists during the day, and I found myself finishing off more of my daily tasks and errands.
Was the change immediate? No. Is it easy to pick up a jump rope each day? No. Benefits aren’t immediate, but they are always worth striving towards. I definitely will continue doing this at least five days per week.
Consult with your doctor before you start any new routine or diet.