I jump outside on a level portion of my driveway. I use really nice tennis shoes to help absorb the impact and just jump minimally above the rope. I like to jump fast so usually within about 15 minutes of 1 1/2-2 min intervals with a 30 sec break in between, I put on about 1600 steps on my pedometer. I find that a smooth surface and a slightly heavy rope with nice articulated handles makes for best jumping conditions. I sometimes count as I am jumping and challenge myself to make as many continuous jumps as I can and exceed my previous best. One reason why I jump rope is because it is efficient and I am all about maximizing my time and using it to get the best results I can.
Fitness Minutes: (1,482) Posts: 1,796 3/31/12 8:49 P
When I'm at home, I jump in a big and empty wood-floored space at my gym. I am currently in Wales. I must jump outside where it is quite cold and windy and often rainy. I can't jump barefoot. Even though I wear VFFs (Vibram Five Fingers - the barefoot replicating shoes with individual toes) I mess up a lot. It's not at all like jumping barefoot where I don't miss for long, long stretches. Alas. I'm self conscious, too. I very much miss jumping rope barefoot for good long times in the warmth..
Fitness Minutes: (21,425) Posts: 1,487 2/15/12 7:26 P
I prefer to jump outside just because I don't have to worry about hitting something or someone. I jump on concrete which I know isn't good but that is what option I have. Grass is not level and the rope loses momentum. If it is too cold to go outside I will jump in the kitchen. It has tall ceilings and tile but the space is limited. I have to jump at an angle and not move forward or backward too much. Living in a trailer is tough because it is small with normally low ceilings. You may have to go somewhere to exercise or make room by pushing furniture around temporarily.
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Fitness Minutes: (13,343) Posts: 941 2/13/12 11:32 P
If it's during the day then I will jump outside in the front yard. If it's nighttime and I'm alone watching tv and being lazy, then I will jump in front of the tv for awhile. I may not have a treadmill to use while I'm watching tv, but jumping works just as well.
Today I jumped outside but I have a feeling it will be hard on my ankles so I am going to try inside in my room with the fan off and see if I can do it inside~
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Inside, more specifically, at the living room, on carpeted surface. The problem is when people are watching the tv and I can't do my jumping LOL I've tried to run at grass surface but because I wasn't used to, kept stumbling and tripping, haha.
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You jump wherever works for you. Although they said that you shouldn't jump on hard surfaces like concrete and asphalt. It's OK if you're doing just a little bit on hard surfaces, but consider finding alternative if you'll be doing a lot. I jump at the gym in the groupex room when it's not in used. It's wood floor and has some give. It's ideal condition really.
I was just wondering since it's winter, does everyone jump outside or do they do it inside? If you jump inside how do you find room if you live in a small place? I live in a trailer and I am tryin to figure out a way I can jump inside since there is quite a bit of snow on the ground. Just curious to read where everyone else jumps at?
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