I absolutely love jump rope. It really does put a smile on my face, and makes my time at the gym fly by. But I never count my revolutions. I usually jump rope to the beat of music from my ipod, and do sessions from 30-45 min. Do I have to count? Or can I just do my thing.
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Fitness Minutes: (28,189) Posts: 9,741 11/8/07 4:51 P
I am new to the team...and will begin this challenge on Monday.
As for who I am, my name is Julia and I am getting married on December 21, 2007. I used to jump rope back in highschool when I was active in competitive kickboxing...I remember it was a dandy of a warm up!!!
AS for what kind of rope that I own...I forgot the brand name, but it's a professional rope. It is made out of 100% leather with wooden handles and rotates using ballbearings.
It's a great rope and leaves bad bruises and welts when it hits your feet. All the more reason, to make sure I clear the rope! When I used to train, we had to jump rope barefoot for just that reason.
I would suggest starting out a few minutes each day and slowly increasing your time over the month. A little bit of jarring is good I think for bone building. Jumping is very good at keeping us from getting weak bones, it is considered a weight bearing exercise! Good for us! It is nice to have you here. SP just did an article about jumping that has encouraged me to get with it again too! See you around. Deb
* Starting Weight before SP- 184 lbs. Starting Over Once Again... October 19 - 164 October 26 - 162 October 30 - 160
"Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness."
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current weight: 158.0
Fitness Minutes: (30,692) Posts: 403 11/6/07 2:20 P
Hi everyone! I'm glad to be around like-minded people who can keep me encouraged! After a few weeks of contemplation I just went out and bought a jump rope. I know it's supposed to be really good for you. I'm working on my goal to lose 20 lbs. and thought this would be a good kick start. However I'd forgotten to take into account that I'm not a kid anymore and even with a mat and proper shoes, it still seemed a bit jarring. Any tips?
Edited by: MOONLILY78 at: 11/6/2007 (14:22)
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