Did sorta battle of jump rope with my brother last night, it was a heap of fun, fun and more fun! My 1st time jump rope facing other people, feel like the dance challenge on dance floor, haha. Yesterday, I think I did more than 200 (more than 15 minutes of jump rope!) and today, just mere 120 coz I'm still recovering from last night, hehe. Must be nice if we can have partner jump rope workout with two people jump rope in front of each other - not the one with 2 people jumping together with one rope, though.
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Just finished my first jump roping work out and my core feels awesome!
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My favorite thing about jump roping is that it's FUN! It's the only workout that I enjoy. I can't stand the thought of running for 20 minutes but I love jump roping for 20 minutes, and I probably burn more calories doing it.
I do West African dance, and have been doing it off and on for about 12 years. It is a very challenging workout as well as being fun. Nothing else makes me work as hard. However, there are no dance classes around the clock, or even every day. Rope jumping is great because nothing else works as quickly to keep my conditioning up for dancing. I've been lax about jumping recently because in hot weather, it's hard to find a place to do it where I don't get too hot. Now that things are cooling off, I'm looking forward to incorporating it again. And I know my dance, as well as my everyday activities, will benefit.
Another thing that's good about jumping is that it has been shown that jumping, as long as it is very low to the ground, can actually improve knee problems in some women. Sometimes the problem is a kind of misfiring or mistiming in the flex/extend partnership of the muscles around the knee. Jumping can re:calibrate it so that the movement gets more efficient and healing can take place. Cool, huh?
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Firstly, mini-update...I keep getting sacked by colds or something, on top of the it being the holidays.
I think my shin aches are due to muscle fatigue and not shin splints. Last time I jumped, the ache came on fast, but the healing was fairly quick. I think bone takes longer to heal than muscle. So, I'm going to aim for jumping 3 days with 4 rest days.
Now, I was thinking about some things.
I have weird legs. I have moderately high arches and knock knees. In spite of my weight over the past 5 years, I've not developed knee problems.
As stated, I used to be a champion playground jumper. ;p (Champion, only on the playground.) I think that this has loads to do with the fact that I haven't developed other problems.
I'll just bet that, in addition to the cardiovascular workout, the ligament and muscle strengthening with jumping is profound. Since the motion is rather stable, especially when jumping with both feet, we're less prone to injury than with other cardiovascular workouts. :)
Now, if we could all look like the guy from Lazy Town...
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