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?
Joined SP: 3.24.09
Goal #1: Lose 20 lbs. in 4-5 months (Goal Met! 8.1.09) Goal #2: Lose 12 lbs. by 5.1.10
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No portion of this website can be used without the permission of SparkPeople or its authorized affiliates.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.