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11/19/09 2:53 P

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I do both. I set the timer, and count the steps as I jump.

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11/11/09 9:24 A

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I go for time as opposed to number of "jumps". I jump rope relatively slowly for 15 minutes and then with more intensity for an additional 30 minutes.

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11/1/09 2:11 P

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i count jump in that way i concentrat more,if not i might loss my focuss lol lol.,

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9/2/09 4:22 P

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Hi all..My name is Sarah and I am a procrastinator! I joined this team back when I first signed up on Sparkpeople. Which was back in 2007. The problem is I never joined a challenge. Today I am! For me though...I will be timing my jumps and listening to music. It is easier for me to focus on the music and enjoy it. It goes by quick when I do it this way. Anyways, I am shooting for 5 minutes 3 x a week to start.

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COMEOFFSTAYOFF's Photo COMEOFFSTAYOFF Posts: 192
11/18/08 10:11 P

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I count jumps since that was the way it was set up for the challenge.

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11/18/08 4:13 A

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I count the jumps just to keep me going so I know how many I am doing, helps me concentrate on the jumps better, weird I know. But I time myself because on the spark fitness log, you cant log the amount of jumps, only the time spent jumping.
Corina, I dont think I have it as badly as u do but I used to count the lines on the road, the bricks on a wall etc., still find myself doing it occasionally.



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11/17/08 6:16 P

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I think it's hard to focus on form when you have to count. I count Jumping Jacks and always wish someone was counting for me.
I just started jumping rope and am always stopping on the rope so I'm just concerned in getting better and practice a few minutes a day.Not bothering to count at this stage.
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11/16/08 10:15 P

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I go by time as well. I like to let my mind wander while I jump rope so that it goes by quicker. If I were to count I wouldn't get to do that!

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11/15/08 4:32 P

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Hi,
I'm new. What are Burpees?






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11/14/08 10:52 P

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Hi guys! LilSweetie's on the money about getting the most bang for your buck by throwing in some pushups. Adding in some body weight squats or really going all out and throw in some burpees.

Regarding jumps vs time, I kinda do both in that I count sets of 20 until I trip the rope. Usually get in about 80 to 100 jumps before I take a 30 - 60 second break. My goal is to complete 200 jumps without stopping. After that I'll try adding the burpees between sets.

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11/13/08 9:08 P

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I do not know how many jumps I made. I'm sure the essential things are how fast you're moving and how much effort you put in. It is all about the endurance. :)

It is the same about any other exercise - the more strength you put in, the faster it goes - the more calories you burn. It is that simple! ;) That is why I like jump rope - simple but hard.



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11/13/08 8:27 P

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hello and welcome to the team!

I am a counter of jumps - but this is probably due to my number disorder LOL All my life I have counted everything (stopped by a train, I'd count the cars... I literally count everything all the time LOL)

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Dec 2008-Dec 2009 I faithfully maintained a 107-109... Unfortantely after Dec 2009, I let myself get back to a 115.6 - I'm back on track and am going to get back to my maintaining range again!


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11/13/08 5:46 P

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Hi and welcome to the team. I don't count jumps either. I go by time also.

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11/13/08 5:13 P

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Hey I'm new to the team and must say how happy I am to see this. I thought I was a skipping maniac by myself!

I notice most of you seem to be counting jumps where as I use a timer and go by 1.5 minute intervals. Rest for 20 seconds then go again. I try to do that 15-20 times so 20-30 minutes.

I've recently started throwing into the mix some reverse or bicycle crunches and/or pushups instead of the 20 second rest which I noticed another member does. Really blasts up the heart rate for a great circuit style all around work out. Especially when short on time they are fantastic.

Anyway, so just curious do you count time or jumps?

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