Did a jump rope session today like I mentioned above, 1 hour speed rope (Buddy Lee Rope Master).
60 minutes, 13 mess-ups, average HR = 160. Each lap (except the last) is a mess-up:
At some point when I boxed in ~2007 and was in peak condition, I could routinely do that with <= 5 mess-ups; lots of work to do to get back to that level. I love the monotonous stuff. Give me one exercise & I just try and do that for a long time. I’ve said it before on here, but I think “monotony” is important. IMHO, switching things up when you get “mentally bored/mentally tired” of something, as you become more fatigued, can become a crutch and doesn’t build up the “mental callus” that’s so important for competitions that involve one specific thing (like running or boxing). Switching things up is fine for the raw physical components like the heart, mitochondrial density etc… But I find that there’s a huge mental component that can become neglected if we throw in too much variety. That’s just my personal experience though, not everyone is the same obviously.