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6/8/14 10:11 A

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Another article:
www.evolvehealth.nl/10-reasons-why-w
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"When performed properly rope jumping has a lower impact than jogging or running on your joints, minimizing ankle and knee injuries. Rope jumping also strengthens the calves, quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes. These muscles also support ligaments and tendons that stabilize the entire knee structure, including the patellar tendon. The trick is to stay high on your toes. Most people impact their heel when they run or walk. With rope jumping you should stay higher on your toes and use your bodyís natural shock absorbers. Make sure you donít jump too high, 2 centimetres is high enough! Lower impact means less chance of getting injuries."

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6/8/14 9:32 A

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Quote from an article:
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"You incur less pounding jumping rope than with jogging as long as you incorporate proper form. ACE Fitness says that good form in the take off and landing portion of rope jumping minimizes impact. Many people jump rope with incorrect form Ė going too high over the rope and landing very heavily. This impact can cause strain or injury to the knees, as well as to the ankles and the feet."



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6/8/14 8:06 A

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I agree with FATHINSN. When you jump rope the idea is to jump just high enough for the rope to be able to travel under your feet. Also, when jumping rope you jump on the balls of your feet. There is no heel striking when jumping rope. Many runners strike their heels in their strides and consequentially runner's shoes have huge shock absorbing heels. Many runners using minimalist shoes or no shoes have had to change their stride from heel striking to landing on the balls of their foot. I jump rope barefoot on a wooden floor. I needed to strengthen and stretch my calves but knees were not a problem. My knees did hurt intensely when I practiced double-unders which I haven't practiced since. Also, when jumping rope the legs can work together as one: they can jump and land together not separately like in running. I anecdotally think that this adds to more stability and support.

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6/8/14 7:18 A

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I think it depends on how you jump. Generally and from many articles I read, jump rope when you do it correctly, has less impact to knees compare to running. It's recommended to jump not too high - you jump just high enough for rope to skip beneath your feet. It also help when you jump at surface that absorb the impact or you wear right shoes (i think this apply to many exercises, too - you need to have right protection for your body, depends on type of exercise).

I'll try find articles comparing jump rope & running and share here.

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6/8/14 5:57 A

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Im wondering if jump rope is harder on the knees than running?

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4/8/14 9:03 P

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so the resting board help to absorb impact of jumping, right?

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4/4/14 7:48 P

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At Curves, a gym for women only, there are pneumatic machines that you do strength work outs on. In between the machines ate hardwood boards with foam (for cushion) on and under them.

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What is a resting board?

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Here goes! I used to jump rope 15 minutes a day. This 60 jumps a day challenge is a great starting point! I have a resting board from our local CURVES that I bought for $25 when they replaced some of their old ones. Even if you don't belong to a CURVES, go check it out! They are PERFECT for my rope jumping adventures!

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