Thursday, April 15, 2010

Creative Flavors and Jump rope

Had a GREAT workout this morning. While I was enjoying my morning and my jump rope, I realized I wanted to ask all of you something; Do you jump rope? I don't know why it doesn't get talked about all that much anymore. This little piece of equipment has been around for so long, and even with all the fancy new methods of training, it's still a staple at EVERY boxing gym. If you have never done it, start slow. Give your body a chance to get accustomed to it. I think you will really enjoy it. It's so adaptable to all parts of your routine and fitness. It's nice to warm up with, cool down with, use as intervals etc etc. If you're looking to improve foot speed for your running or tennis for example, this is one way that has a solid proven track record.

So about an hour after my workout, I wanted something to eat. I was craving some good flavor.
Opened my fridge, and I was pleasantly surprised that I was out of pretty much everything. No eggs, no meat, no bacon. Not even an old slice of turkey, nor a freezer burned breakfast sausage to be found ;-)

Try this one;

The players; red cabbage, one scallion, miso paste, full fat yogurt and pepper (not pictured).
This is so simple and yet so decadent, you HAVE to try this.
In a bowl with a little bit of water, add 1 teaspoon miso paste and stir so it disolves. Next add 2-3 teaspoons of yogurt and fresh pepper to taste. Again mix well until nice creamy dressing consistency. (side note; I made some whey last weekend and so I added 2 teaspoons of liquid whey. You don't need it to make this work)
Slice yourself some red cabbage slaw and the scallion and put in a bowl. Pour your miso/yogurt dressing and mix it all together. I served it over 2 thick slices of Florida avocado.

Simple and delicious! Maybe even good for you. ;-)

Make it a great day and be nice.


Anonymous said...

I love to jump rope. I start every workout in the gym with 5-10 mins of jump rope. It gets the heart pumping and warms the whole body. I do get some curious looks when I start mixing in double-unders and cross-overs. I won't travel without one in my suitcase.

Great blog, keep up the good work!

Mark said...

Yep, love jumping rope as well. I'm getting better at it - now boxer good, but respectable.

Marc said...

Thank you very much for the kind words and thanks for visiting.

It's amazing how quickly it really develops your legs. I started this guy in the gym on it, and in 2 months his legs have transformed.
He's so happy...which makes me happy.


jencereghino said...

I hadn't jumped rope since I was in high school (I vaguely remember it being incorporated in PE), but we now do it a couple times a week in our warm-up and/or workouts.

I started CrossFitting last July and we do this workout named "Annie" (50-40-30-20-10 of:
Double-Unders and Sit Ups)

It's a pretty great little warm-up! If you are unable to do double-unders, you can sub 3-5 singles per.

Have you ever watched the Buddy Lee videos!? He's awesome!!!