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Jumping Rope

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

My youngest daughter gave me a first class jump rope for Fathers Day. She had me try jumping rope on my last visit when she took me to do one of her Crossfit sessions. I had never tried to jump rope before and had little success at it, so she had me do a different jumping exercise in place of jumping rope. When I first tried to jump the rope (actually it is a plastic covered cable attached to a pair of handle with ball bearings) I had pretty much the same result as when visiting her, but with practice I am happy to say that I am improving. I am now jumping more than 100 times in succession and I plan to soon attempt "double unders". It just goes to show that you can teach an old dog a new trick if he wants to learn. Why not try something new today?
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MSCINNAMONIE79 3/6/2011 11:26PM

    Great idea! Need to do that soon... :)

Cinnamonie :)

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1WALKINGMAN 10/26/2010 11:14AM

    Yes, I am still jumping rope once or twice per week for @ 10 minutes. You are right; it does get your heart beating.

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NANCY15TOGOAL 10/26/2010 11:05AM

  Are you still jumping rope? I can jump for 2 minutes straight...really gets your heart going!

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SNOKB04 9/3/2010 12:46PM

    Oh man! I used to love to jump rope. Maybe I can try it soon. :)

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DAVEW175 8/22/2010 9:08AM

    Sounds fun. I haven't jumped rope in 40 years but I may give it a try. It's great to see some of the basic exercises coming back.

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JUSTLYLE 7/21/2010 8:54AM

    Good for you Neil, thats what determination can do. I too tried to jump rope a few years ago, used to be good[60 years ago] but just couldn't get the hang of it, rope might have been too short, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.

Skeeter

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JOYOUS111 7/21/2010 12:32AM

    I love it....keep it going Neil, What is double unders?..

in my boxing, we have not gone to the jump rope yet...today at the end of my workout we did the medicine ball for two rounds...loved it.

Crossfit...I have been hearing about it lately, there is a place here and I here it is hard yet efficient. Would it be the same thing or just a coincident that they are named the same?

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CAROLSLOSINGIT 7/20/2010 11:37PM

    That is awesome! Jumping rope! UM! Great idea! Good luck on the double unders! I think I will get me a jumping rope, I use to love doing that when I was a kid. Thank you so much for sharing!
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