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10/11/10 12:02 P

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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.

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8/22/09 2:18 P

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Jumping Rope is the fastest way for me to burn those calories. It's also so quick to do. High intensity at the shortest time. However, can this be done everyday? What happens if I stop? emoticon

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5/16/09 4:59 P

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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.

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5/16/09 3:38 P

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Jumping Rope is not a high impact workout, it's high in intensity. Your feet should barely come off the ground - only enough to get over the rope without tripping.

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5/12/09 12:42 P

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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.

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5/12/09 12:20 P

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i think doing these indoors (jump rope and treadmill) will be easier on your knees than the outdoor running.

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5/12/09 12:06 P

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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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