I think the keyword here is rest days. If your body has a day to recover you should be fine (which you could work your body some other way.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
If you jump high then it's high impact. Jumping at any height will be up to you. When I jump rope with and without a rope I jump high. Double jumping requires me to jump higher too. Jumping like a boxer is high intensity and I have yet to learn and master that way of jumping.
I finally have knee issues now, but they only hurt when I kneel down on something hard and get back up or I'm going down into my lunges and squats too deep. I jack and jump rope on my cardio days at high impact and my knees do not bother me. I also do step aerobics and when I go up for repeaters no pain. Odd. As with anything, work your way into it instead of going in full blast.
I think we all know that jumping rope is a bit higher impact than other exercise. I've read up that there are ways to lower the impact, but as I saw some posts on bad knees, sore feet, etc. I started to wonder.
What do you think? Is this impact good or bad overall?
Yes, most everything is good in moderation, but let's try and define that. I signed up for the jump-rope-15-min-a-day challenge. This is 5-6 days a week I think. I run on a treadmill 5 days a week. Will combining these exercises eventually catch up to me?
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