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ODAILA SparkPoints: (453)
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5/29/13 3:14 P

I've started jumping rope and I have a blast. I just do what I can and enjoy it. I am currently jumping for 100 revolutions then resting for 60 seconds. I do this interval combination 6 times. After I few weeks I am going to start resting for shorter periods or increase my number of revolutions.

KKKAREN SparkPoints: (214,222)
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3/27/13 8:40 A

yes I bought one too, it's hard!

KA_JUN SparkPoints: (55,415)
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3/26/13 9:05 P

Just picked one up, much more difficult than I remember from gym class!

ASHLING9 SparkPoints: (11,195)
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3/26/13 1:20 P

Several months ago I decided to teach myself how to jump rope. At first I was lucky to get more than 3 jumps. Then a minute felt like forever, but now I do 10 min a day with ease!

SDAVIDSON33 SparkPoints: (5,501)
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3/26/13 9:53 A

ha! me too! I remember jump rope was so much easier as a child! wow!!!

DIDS70 Posts: 5,070
3/26/13 8:53 A

My chiro group does double unders. I am lucky i can keep the jump rope going around for several revolutions before tripping. I try to get in 50 jumps in a row. I have made it several times. If I miss, I have to start my count over. I think one time I did over 500 jumps to get 2 sets of 50.

jumping rope and burpees are probably the two perfect exercises.

LOVSSUGAR SparkPoints: (16,677)
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3/26/13 7:49 A

Jump rope burns calories at an amazing pace!
Check out some boxer training videos online and look at how high they jump. They barely take their feet off the ground.

When I first started jumping rope, 10 minutes and i was DONE. But my technique wasn't very good, i was trying to jump a foot off the ground.
As you keep practicing, you'll get more efficient, and you can start "shuffling" from one foor to the other or get into fancy footwork.
For now, just try to think about how high you are junping and try to make your hops lower.

Keep at it!

RENATARUNS SparkPoints: (3,758)
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3/25/13 1:41 P

Heh, you too.

LORIVIOLA SparkPoints: (53,203)
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3/25/13 1:37 P

haha. thanks. don't be impressed. i was stopping repeatedly, and gasping the whole time! keep up the good work.


RENATARUNS SparkPoints: (3,758)
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3/25/13 1:26 P

I'm impressed. I just started doing jumping jacks every so often with the kiddo and the first time I was done after a minute.

LORIVIOLA SparkPoints: (53,203)
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3/25/13 12:27 P

thank you. i'll try again tomorrow, and see if it is any easier...

JENSTRESS Posts: 1,369
3/25/13 11:45 A

I know. Now you can understand how we could eat so much crap as kids!!!

Good job making it 5 minutes!

LORIVIOLA SparkPoints: (53,203)
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3/25/13 11:08 A

OMG i just tried to jump rope for 5 minutes. thought i was going to COLLAPSE. WOW.

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