Jumping rope is good for you in many ways. The timing of this topic couldn't be better.
I did a pull up the other day. I don't consider that a small victory, but my son does. He's in gymnastics. He does pull ups on rings, bars, ropes, ... most every day.
I had reached the conclusion that I couldn't do pull ups any more. That was sad! Anyway, last summer I decided I was going to do a pull up. Read some articles online. One VERY helpful article on SP! Thanks, Coach Nancy. Started doing lat pull downs. Slowly increasing weight. It took about 6 months, but now I can do a pull up!
This isn't the end of a journey, just a few steps forward in a long journey. Now, I want to get to where I can do it on rings. I have to lose more weight first though. Concerned about rings with an old shoulder injury.
So, not a small victory for me, but a good place to post about it.