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3/30/11 10:02 P

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I'm glad you have a plan that you like and can stick with. Good luck.

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3/30/11 11:29 A

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What I did for today, Wednesday, was same like Monday, except my strength training was shorter (20 minutes compare to Monday's 24 minutes) so perhaps the dumbbell is getting lighter and the exercises is getting easier, hehe. Anyhow, stick to the plan, don't want to rush things!

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3/28/11 8:38 A

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Today, just started my 1st workout in My Bounce Back Fitness Plan (18 weeks).
Only did 120 spins in 4 minutes (8 sets of 15 spins) and 24 minutes of strength training. Don't think I've done too much on jumping for today but for now, I'll try to follow my plan till I get 10 sets of 100 spins per set on the 18th week. I guess it might too slow compare to others but for now, I want to try this simple plan first, hehe. If I succeed in following this plan in 18 weeks, it will be a very big thing to me and next step, bring the plan to more higher level!

SKATER: Agree with you, it's all about hooking on. It's better to start slow and continue increasing instead of starting too big and hit the plateau too fast (most probably, the "hook" is not strong). Can't remember when I started to love jumping rope but I do remember that one of my aunties bought me my first jumping rope when I went with her to a convenient store. Actually, it was I who choosed the rope, she just wanted to pamper her niece, haha.

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3/23/11 1:27 A

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Sorry to hear that you don't feel too well. I hope you get better soon.

When I read his article, I felt the presence of someone who knew what he's talking about. Well, he's been jumping rope for at least 30 years.

There is one part that I thought is really good:

"I guarantee that more than likely you will get hooked on it. You will be looking forward to skipping rope the next time, and the next, every time trying to do more skips than the last time, and doing more skips without missing."

I think the 'hook' is the key. I read about people being hooked on something like soda pop (which I used to do it a long time ago), junk foods, and even doing no exercise. It's very easy to be hooked to doing no exercise. In fact, it's nice and easy. No effort needed.

What we need is to be hooked to something that is good for us, like skipping. It's like being hooked to chocolate. You don't need anybody to tell you when to eat it. You'll seek it out and consume.

That's what I'm trying to do. I find it challenging to develop the skill with the rope. Challenging to make the numbers. It's like I'm being hooked to it. I think that if anyone wants success in this program, they need to find the joy in doing this. Then no one can stop them.

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3/23/11 12:30 A

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Thanks for the links. I love how the web author describe on how to choose the rope in more details instead of the usual, "the rope must be at your armpits", etc etc as I personally tried that armpits tips and usually not really works with me. And the workout is easy to follow, we can just change the number (increase or reduce) to what we're more comfortable with as different people, different ways. I'll probably try it, just to see if I can really follow a plan like that (the more details a plan, the more possible I do alternative plan, haha) and if my jumps or skips will get increase to 5K! (ok, maybe 1K sounds not too much intimidating, I should aim for that first, hehe)

Not feeling too good right now, since last week and this week just getting worse. I just wish this going-to-have-fever feeling move to either healthy or fever so that I will finally get comfortable with my body. Can't seem to concentrate on too much things, even computers start to get more annoying!

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3/21/11 3:06 A

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Excellent intro to jumping rope. It's also interesting to read the workout section. I'm not advocating the high numbers that they do, but it's good to know what serious jumpers can achieve.

www.jumpropetraining.net/

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3/19/11 6:43 P

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I don't think exercise is emphasized for girls in your country. So if you're into exercise (obviously) then it should make it easier to share common interest with boys. Plus all the other factors help too.

Sorry I didn't make it clear. Right now I'm only doing jump rope as my only exercise program. I used to do Kickboxing. The nice thing about groupex classes is that I don't have to think about what to do. I just have to show up.

But now the thought of spending an hour for the class just doesn't appeal to me since my rope session is only 20 minutes. The nice thing about rope is that I don't have to think, I just have to count. That's not too bad.

I'm glad you're trying out different things to do with rope. That's the beauty of it. You can make it interesting or develop tremendous skill with it. Or just use it for simple jump, which is what I do anyway.

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3/19/11 9:01 A

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Yup, I'm so grateful with being in that team :D And I dunno why, it's much easier for me to talk to guys about exercises than with the girls, maybe because I grew up with more boys in classes and even at work, more male than female, haha. Honestly, I more comfortable talk to guys - girls, particularly, fashionable women, scare me!

I did mix-match jumping rope workout today, 15 minutes with 450x. Did 4 different jumping style, just to challenge how well I did with different jumping, hehe.

Kickboxing sounds great to me if only need to do kicking, not punching - I'm more faster with legs, not my arms, haha. I hope you enjoy the kickboxing :D

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3/18/11 7:30 P

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Fathin, you're lucky. That's a very unusual environment to have a group of fitness enthusiasts. Count your blessing and have another piece of chocolate. JK. 53 minutes? I used to do a lot of groupex, so an hour is nothing because that's the length of most classes. But since I've discovered jumping, an hour seems way too long. Jumping is like the MICROWAVE of the exercise domain. Why spend an hour when you can get it done in 20 minutes?

OK, I'm back on track today. On Fri they only have one groupex class at 6:30. It's cardio kickboxing. Imagine I used to do that. Spend the whole freaking hour. It's fine if you like kickboxing. Hey, I like kickboxing too, but I'd rather have the time. So if I get off work early and get there by 5, I'd have plenty of time to use the room. And that's what I did. 20 minutes later and I was done.


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3/18/11 9:24 A

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Thanks, SKATER. I know that feeling, I used to put back exercises and indulge more and more chocolates when I stuck to overtime and overload tasks. Now, I'm starting to take control of my life - lucky me my colleagues and team lead are fitness fan(atics) so I can be inspired by the efforts and successes and also we sometimes discuss how we progress with our workouts, weights, etc. My boss sometimes congratulates me whenever I told him I I lose weight or try new exercises, etc - he's quite active outdoors, one bonus thing about him compare to most team leads, hehe.

I think what you need to do, just squeeze in even just a minute to do your exercises - jumping rope, jumping jack, strength or flexibility exercises, stretches, walking up and down stairs, walk faster to get to a destination (although when wearing a stiletto, I don't think it's wise, haha) Those squeezy can build up and before you know it, you're back to your regular plan ;D

Today, I did almost an hour of workout (53 minutes, yay), how time flies away like jet plane, hehe. Warm up with jumping rope for 5 min, proceed with strength training that also challenged my balance and end up with more jumping rope and stretches. Total jumping = 250 (175 during warm up and another 75 by the end of workout)

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3/18/11 4:08 A

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595 is very nice number. I managed to miss a session because of work. I have to change my tactic and not volunteering for more work when I haven't finished my own assignments. It's not good when it's cutting into my exercise time because I ended up sacrificing my own mental and physical health. OK, back to my regular schedule for jumping tomorrow.

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3/17/11 8:18 P

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Yesterday, Thursday, 17th, regretly I didn't pinch those guys who threathen to pinch me if I'm not wearing green on St Patrick day, hehe - I wore green because of afraid of pinching but they didn't wear anything green!

Anyhow, what I did yesterday, jumping rope workout, did 595 jumps (slow mix with fast) in 21 minutes, including 3 sets of interval, yay! Just another 5 jumps and I can get that 600x but I calculated everything just before crash into bed, not during or right after the workout, hehe.

So, how's everyone with jumping workout, hope you guys got your jumping goals!

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3/16/11 9:49 A

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hehe, I'm more to a different vampire books but I guess too much Twilight after looking at Jasper - not Edward, not Jacob :P

Today is my flexibility training so I did yoga workout from Denise Austin ( www.womansday.com/Articles/Health/Wo
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) so I only did jumping rope for warm up, 5 min, 175x (much better than my usual 120 jumps for warm up, hehe). Didn't do my morning jumping because of my "Vampire Syndrome" though I think I'm feeling more human now, probably after a quick bike crunches at work and still fighting the pre-fever feeling. Hope tomorrow I'll be much better!

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3/16/11 3:29 A

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Vampire? LOL. Maybe too much of the Twilight material. emoticon

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3/15/11 11:46 P

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Yesterday, I did jumping rope workout at night, before dinner. I think it's sort of interval between normal jump and faster jumps, so total jump yesterday: 600 (morning, 2 min, 75x and night, 14 min, 525x).

I think I might be in process of getting flu & fever, lots of people at office get infected of fever, flu, sore throat (maybe it's the sickness season, in sync with the cold weather) and they might transfer unintentionally to me. No wonder I feel so sluggish these days, so sleepy, a bit flu, the head feel heavier than usual and I can't stand bright light - maybe I become a vampire as well, haha. So, looks like I've to slow again, hmmm..


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3/15/11 2:54 A

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It's a good break for me to jump during the day on weekends. It gives me a change of atmosphere even though it's in the same room. And I do keep track of the numbers. That's why we got over 20K for the team goal's monthly number. I'll stay with my set of 100 for now. I don't think I want to match UMMBARAKAH's set of 150 yet. Like tonight I was really struggling and I'm afraid I might run out of gas if I try to increase too soon.

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3/15/11 12:52 A

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If Sat/Sun is better for you, go for it! I hope you can even do more than UMMBARAKAH, it's a very good idea to have sort ot statistic (how much we do today, next day, etc) as it's will keep us more challenged (by keep increasing the number). That's why I set my goals to always have greater number than what I did previously (on my jumping rope workout day).

Sunday, I just feeling lazy, so only did jumping 3 minutes. Monday, it was my strength training day so I more focus on doing my crunches, lunges and push up. Actually, wanted to do different exercises but I forgot where did I put my printout and I haven't memorized what to do, haha. So, Monday I just jumped 100 in the morning and 160 in the evening (during my strenght). And lately, I'm feeling so sleepy and staying up late watching TV (there's new CSI season, haha) is probably the main culprit, hehe. I really, really need to beat up the temptation as when I'm feeling this sleepy, my day just too sluggish and I don't even have too much energy doing my workout coz of rest-deprived!

Today, I was so late going to work as I spend too much time preparing breakfast and lunch so I just did 2 min jumping rope (75x). Plan to go home as early as I can today, don't want as late as yesterday when I had too little time before dinner that I kinda rushed through my workout.

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3/13/11 11:18 P

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OK, Fathin got me thinking that while I don't have time to jump in the morning during weekdays, what about weekend? That actually is a great suggestion because I started jumping during the day on Sat/Sun and it works out much better. I had more time for preparation and even thought about timing myself. I didn't know the speed I was jumping before until now. I'm doing a 100 in 40 sec. So I'm on pace to match UMMBARAKAH's post below where she talks about 150 a minute. I'm not there yet, but that will be my goal for the coming months. I also got a chance to play with the HR monitor. That will be another tool I can use to measure the effectiveness of my workout. Last but not least, I'll weigh myself at the end of June to see how I do with the jumping program.

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Ok. I jumped rope today. 100 jumps in 2 minutes. Sorry, I don't post or do more jumps. I am trying to add it in. I did run yesterday for a total of 3.61 miles. I also rode my bike for 3.59 miles today, and walked 3.14 miles.

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3/12/11 9:35 A

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Yes, I agree about losing weight and get more toned, especially abs and legs, I guess the arms, too, but I don't concentrate too much at arms. Yesterday I checked my measurements and I've lost .5" at my thigh (I check the right one, I guess left probably about the same, hehe), 1" at hips, unfortunately still no change at my waist (at least not increasing, that still counts as good news!), lost .25" under my bust (I consider that my torso measurement) and .5" at my chest ;D I also lost 1 kg compare to last week! What I did: only 3 min every morning (since Sunday 6th till now) and only 3x this week that I jumped 10 minutes or more.

And jump rope fast is definitely much more satisfying and exhilariting. Actually, even slow jump still fine but faster is more fun!

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3/12/11 1:46 A

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This could be the answer:

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1/24/2009 10:15:19 AM

I started jumping rope to lose the last couple of pounds after i had my daughter, that was almost 3 years ago and i have kept it up with 20 minutes of rope jumping at 150 turns a minute everyday. its an excellent exercise and i gave up doing my ad exercises because my abs looked better after a few months of jumping rope then they did after 10 years of ab exercises, definately something to atleast try

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3/12/11 12:05 A

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Fathin,

Jumping in the morning isn't an option for me as I was already late to work everyday. I guess, I was already jumping (on hot seat that is) hehe

The '3' MAAYOTTE was talking about was the push ups, not the jump. I think she was already a good jumper (from as a kid) when she started. Otherwise, I doubt if one can get good at jumping that quick. Her blogs about jumping provide the most details of what it takes to do high number. And the result was impressive. Her weight goal wasn't a problem. She is a machine when it comes to working out and is very inspiring.


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I've read MAAYOTTE's blog and I like it when she included the part, she barely did 3 when she just started and now she can do more than 400 per 5 minutes! It shows that we can start small first then gradually we move to big number, it's all about enjoy the ride as well not just push yourself ;D I believe that if we can do things with joy, we can achieve more and not get too frustrated when we don't fare as well as we want.

SKATER - if you're not a morning jumper, you can try jump every morning after you wake up, even just as short as 1 min. I find that it freshen me more.

Yesterday, total jumps = 645 (morning, 4 min - 150x and night, 18 min - 495)
Also, I just wanted to see if I can do something like last Wednesday but this time it was slow-fast, sort of like interval, hehe.
Start with 30 jumps then:
3 x 20 jumps
3 x 15 fast jumps
3 x 25 jumps
3 x 20 fast jumps
3 x 30 jumps
3 x 25 fast jumps

and end up with much relax jump 90x (30+30+30). The reason I stop, it was nearly dinner time!

I know it might sounds like I don't want to do more than 30 per set but it so annoying to keep jumping with my hair swish around my head as by about 30, the hair band can't hold my hair any longer, haha. Looks like either I need to get a "stronger" hair band or the crab claws or cut my hair short!


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3/11/11 4:28 P

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I had to work late. Very late. So I missed jumping yesterday. Hopefully I don't miss again. I'm still researching what other people are doing or saying about their jump rope program.


Here is MAAYOTTE's personal best of 3608 jumps in 45 minutes. I don't need to or want to do that many or spend that much time. I'd like to do 2000 sometimes in the future. But it's a long term goal. I'm not in a hurry to get there. For now, I just do what I can do and enjoy the moment.


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Nice to have someone who can patiently answer our questions online as it's so hard to find someone like that offline!

As jumping rope also can tone parts of our body, we can expect to get some soreness if we're just a beginner or return back to jumping but if still continue after few days, I think it's better to get examined. For me, the soreness usually at arms, abs and calves and now I know it can help with verticle leap, I hope I can do much higher ;D

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December 9, 2007
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Thanks for your help. today i tried jumping rope and now my legs are killing me (especially my calf muscles). does that mean that they will grow?? sorry to keep bugging you!

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Dana,

Jumping rope won't build your legs. No need to worry at all. I have never heard of anyone adding mass from jumping rope. You will be sore the first few times due to the explosiveness of the movement. Jumping rope is great for toning your legs without adding mass and it is one of the best exercises for people in sports that require verticle leap like volleyball and basketball.

You aren't bugging me at all…I enjoy answering questions!

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I was super fit until I hit 25 and a mixture of work and too much and a Bordeaux liking saw me stack on 25 pounds. I tried yoga and gym and squash etc but nothing worked for me like skipping (or jump rope) … I started with 10 mins three times a day, and now am up to 30 mins (with rest) three times a day …. have lost 18 pounds, feel fitter and more toned than in years. Yoga has also helped with breathing control, but overall this is just a brilliant low cost, do anywhere/anytime fitness winner



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SKATER - thanks for the info. It's true that most of us do exercise because of our weight - reducing or maintaning. But if that's the main purpose, we might get distracted easily or just plain give up when the goal weight can't be reach in short time (whyever people like to lose lots of weight in very minimal time always befundle me!) I know this because been there, done that, willn't repeat. Now, I'm more focus to keep fit till I die, do something fun to make both body and mind healthier & sexy. Hence, jumping rope always my 1st option, beat other type of workouts!

Today, lots of burping, maybe the peppermint tea is working its magick? Anyhow, in the morning, did 3 minutes of jumping rope. And between tea time and dinner, did more jumping and pilate workout from Fitness Magazine website, "From Flab to Fab: Tone Up In 15 Minutes" though the burping kinda hindered me, so uncomfortable with letting out the wind out. Strength training with dumbbells is so much easy compare to pilate with no equipment - well, that's me, others might not think same thing, hehe.

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Weight Loss Not a Good Reason to Exercise
by Joy Keller

Are any of your female clients or participants exercising solely to lose weight? A recent study out of the University of Michigan indicates that this mindset is detrimental to maintaining a consistent, long-term regime. The study, reported in the journal Sex Roles, found that women who exercise for a body- shape motive, such as wanting to lose weight or to become toned, spend about 40% less time exercising than women who exercise for non-body-shape motives, such as reducing stress, increasing a sense of well-being or intrinsically enjoying the activity for its own sake.

The women, all in their mid-40s, reported how much they exercised in a typical week. Nearly half (44%) said they exercised to lose weight, maintain weight and/or tone their bodies. Here are some additional findings:

* Walking was an exercise choice for only 16% of women with a body-shape motivation, compared to 55% of women with non-body-shape motives.
* Among women with a body-shape motivation, 52% reported taking classes and going to gyms/fitness centers; the same was true for only 12% of women with non-body-shape motives.
* Women who exercised for body-shaping reasons participated in higher-intensity activities. They also selected activities that fit into the more traditional definition of exercise—more formal and structured—with the idea that they had to go somewhere for it to count as exercise.

“Women tend to pick something structural like a class, and they quit when the class is over, or they jog because an event is coming up and quit after the event,” said Michelle Segar, a University of Michigan psychology researcher, in a press release. “But something like walking regularly can help more long-term. You don’t have to sweat for exercise to count.”

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Fathin, don't feel bad that jumping rope is not popular as it should be. At least, you're doing it and that's good enough. There is no money to be made, so it doesn't get the advertisement from the like of Nike and Bowflex.

One of my ropes came, but this was before I saw Beci's video, so I'm not sure if I will use this new rope. It's kind of heavy. Instead, I ordered a different rope last night. It's a quad speed rope. After seeing Beci's, I'm convinced that speed and high reps is the way to go. Some of the ropes are made heavy, either in the handles or the rope itself in order to give the upper body a workout. I don't buy that. I think high reps not only gives a good and fast workout but gives psychologically boost as well. Jumping 500 with heavy rope may be a harder workout, but doing a 1000 with fast rope sounds more fun and makes for greater accomplishment psychologically. That's just my theory.

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This morning, first thing (well, among of first things, hehe) I did today, jumping rope. I did 3 minutes of 125x (5 sets of 25x) and nothing can beat this muscle wake-up any better ;D

How's everyone with your jumping rope? Tell us more here!

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SKATER - It's sad that people just ignorant about using jumping rope as part of their workout. It's cheap (read lots of budget-saving-workout tips that include jumping rope), easy to learn, easy to storage and carry anywhere and it's so fun that you can create thousands of techniques and workouts with it!

Today's I did only 400 - 100 (3 minutes) in the morning and 300 (10 minutes) before dinner. And just for fun, what I did for jumping before dinner:
30x then 3 sets of 15x, 3 sets of 20x, 3 sets of 25x and lastly, 3x sets of 30x.

I wanted to do more but time is running out (nearly dinner time) and my calves started to ache (I really, really need to buy comfy, absorb-shock shoes, those I've all nearly "dead-condition" but I hate to shop, hehe) Next time, I'll do sets of fast, this one I just for experiment, haha.

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Yesterday and today, for my "muscle wake-up call", I did 3 minutes jumping rope each day. Plan to increase every week one week till I can reach 10 minutes morning jumping rope :)

Before dinner today, will do more jumping, probably with pilate/yoga or strength training.

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Ran for a total of 2.63 miles today. I will jump rope tomorrow. I am going to add it to my strength training.

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Ran for a total of 2.81 miles today, and strength train for 25 minutes.

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Amen.

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Fathin, congrats on your high number. I know you can do it as you're a better jumper than me. And if a lousy jumper like me can rack up some number, I'm sure that you can do better. It's just a mind over matter thing.

The problem with jump rope is that the fitness industry can't make money off it so nobody is promoting it. Most ropes are less than $10. There is just no money in it. You don't need fancy $100 Nike running shoes that last only so many miles (kilometers) You don't need hundreds if not thousand dollars elliptical machine or treadmill. Sneakers, exercise machines are big businesses and they're not going to tell people about $5 rope that offers better cardio and less impact than running/jogging whatever.

So thanks to you for keeping up and promoting the group.

P.S. I'm so impressed with Beci Dale I must have watched the video at least a dozen times. I would like to see her jump in person. That'd be quite a treat. Also we took care of the myth that boxers are the best at jumping rope. Well, as a group they are better because they get more practice than the general public. But a specialist like Beci proves that she and other jumpers are in a class by themselves. You can't touch them.

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Thanks, I'm so happy with the trend setter comment - I wish I can introduce the double-triple-multiple benefits of jumping rope to more people, spread out the joyness of jumping while gaining big results! I agree with you, either my body already comfortable with exercises or I get less soreness with jumping, compare to when I do strength workout or pilate/yoga. And with lots of stories people keep getting terrible injuries or accidents while running made me twice shy from running. But I do love walking :D

You, SKATER, help me and others so much about jumping rope with your knowledge & experience by comparing jumping rope and other workout. And thanks for that link to Beci Dale, she was awesome, breaking the record by 332 jumps per minute, that's so impressive and her rope went invisible during that 1 minute, she was so fast!

Today, total jumping = 750, yay! 100 fast jump in a minute in the morning and the rest before dinner (20 minutes, mixture of fast-slow jumps, 24 sets of jumps and 4 sets of 25 jumps), I myself can't believe I reach this number. Never been this sweaty in just 20-min cardio, not even when I was huffing and puffing on my elliptical, pushing myself to the highest level of the machine (during its glory, new-condition days). I can really feel the burn at 3 parts - arms, mid-section and legs.

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Yes Fathin, you're such a trend setter. I wish I could say I've been into jumping rope a long time, but I have not. This is more or less, a chance discovery for me. As I've said previously, I'm a lousy jumper so jumping rope wasn't on the top of my list. This is more or less a necessity as I was looking for something to help me get in shape for my skating event in Sep. I've been doing groupex of cardio kickboxing, until I realized that it's too crowded at the current gym. I wasn't getting a good exercise, but I didn't know it until I played some soccer. What a difference. Then the weather got bad and I had to stop soccer. Plus the injuries weren't doing me any good. I was also trying sprinting on grass, while it's a good workout, there is soreness the next day. And once again, the weather put a stop to that. I was desperate. I had to get ready for the Sep skate. So jumping rope is a rediscovering sport for me. I've only been doing it consistently for 2 weeks and I must say that it's the right sport for me. Much better than running as I can do this everyday and it's very safe as I have explained previously about when you have feet and knees together. It's the basic skating position. Very safe. You're not going to pull muscle or get hurt. And I can jump everyday. No soreness like running. It's challenging and I get a good workout everytime. The rope is the master. And it's coming at you every second or in Beci Dale's case, 6 times a second. The rope is the Master.

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Reading those benefits of lymphatic drainage made me more in love with jumping rope, it seems I'm on the right direction now. I hope this will help me to reduce the bloated feeling, it's so irritating to have this swollen belly, burping and gas!

Today, I just do it easier. 1 minute of jumping in the morning (fast jumps, 80x) and 3 minute in the evening, before dinner (3 sets of 20 slow jumps, 2 sets of 20 fast jumps, rest between sets about 10 counts). Tomorrow, plan to increase my fast jump sets, less slow jumps sets :)

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Fathin,

A popular device is the mini-rebounder used for lymphatic drain.

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Jumping rope is one better because the cardio is more strenuous than using the rebounder. So we get the benefits of both HIIT and lymphatic exercise. Here is an article about lymphatic and your health. Enjoy:

Drain Your Lymph Nodes and Regain Your Health
If you have swollen lymph nodes you may want to try lymphatic drainage therapy through massage or rebounding for lymph node health. Lymphatic Drainage is a gentle and safe way to stimulate fluid circulation and increase the body’s immune system.
It’s quite common for the lymphatic system to become blocked. You may have experienced the congestion of a cold or the swelling of your lymph nodes during throat, ear or lung infections. Over time, the toxins that build up in the lymph nodes can weaken our immune systems and make us more susceptible to viruses. Lymphatic Drainage is a gentle and safe way to stimulate fluid circulation and increase the body’s immune system.

What is Lymphatic Drainage Therapy?

Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (LDT) sounds scarier than it is. It’s actually a very gentle massage to the lymph nodes. This massage helps to circulate fluids and remove toxins from your system. While it may seem that you could massage your own lymph nodes the rhythm, pressure, direction and anatomical placement of the massage are all very important factors that are best left to a skilled and trained practitioner. There are lymph nodes on the side of the head and neck, in the arms, upper and lower trunk and legs.

Lymphatic drainage practitioners most often use a form of ‘mapping’ also known as Manual Lymphatic Mapping (MLM) that allows them to access the lymphatic pathways. There are specific directions of lymphatic flows in the body and mapping allows the practitioner to find the pathways with fluid stagnation and alternative pathways for healing. Once these pathways are determined a gentle touch with light pressure and wavelike, pulsating movements will be used on these pathways to stimulate toxin release and a clearing of these passageways.
Self Lymphatic Drainage through Rebounding

There are many ways to stimulate your own lymphatic drainage. For instance, you can give yourself massages and use exercise to help keep a healthy lymph system. Many people enjoy using a ‘rebounder’, a small trampoline-like piece of exercise equipment, to promote lymphatic health. Many doctors suggest using the rebounder due to the fact that jumping on it causes a gravitational pull (and surge upwards) that causes you lymphatic system to clear its own valves and keep a smooth running of fluids running throughout your entire body. Rebounding is a simple and easy way to regulate the flow of fluids in the body and keep a healthy immune system. It may sound too easy, but jumping on a trampoline or rebounder is a perfect exercise to promote natural lymphatic drainage.

Lymphatic Health

While lymphatic drainage is a wonderful way to keep your immune system healthy, it has many other benefits. It is known to detoxify the body, reduce swelling, relieve pain and regenerate tissue around wounds, wrinkles, burns or stretch marks. Lymphatic drainage is also known to reduce fibromyalgia and fatigue syndrome. Many believe it has anti-aging affects, improves the memory and can be a helpful aid for insomnia and stress.



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Lymphatic drain effect, could you tell me more about it? So, I guess jumping rope made it more effective compare to my creaky elliptical (creaky because I can't even go more to level 2 out of 8 without risking it to get stuck!) And one more thing baffles me, I though elliptical should be easy at knee but sometimes there's aches at my knee when I jog on it. With jumping rope, as long as I don't overtire myself and jump on soft, shock-absorb surface, I don't have problem with my knees.

Today, I did 3 sets of jumping rope - #1 was 5 minutes of 10 sets of 20 (then stop for my family tea break, haha) then #2, 7 minutes of combination 6 sets of 20 normal jump and 4 sets of 20 faster jump (longer coz rest between sets was longer than #1) then I did 18 minutes of strength training (6 Head-to-toe Toning Moves from Self website www.self.com/fitness/workouts/2010/1
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So, total jumping today, 500x! I'm so happy I've increased my number! I'm currently trying to shift from slow jump to fast jump (hence the mix normal-faster jump) and next, jogging jump like the boxer :D

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Hey, the reason you felt better with jumping maybe because of the lymphatic drain effect. You don't get that with the smooth motion of the elliptical. Jumping up and down seems to be the most effective. Warm up? What warm up? With feet and knees together like a basic skating position, it's a very safe position to be in. You're exercising from a very safe position. The jump is the warm up. After 2 sets (of 100) anybody would be warmed. At the 3rd set, I asked why am I doing this to myself? But I knew that if I hung in there, I will struggle but I will survive.

It's not like cardio kickboxing that I'll be kicking at face height. Then it's important to warm up and get some stretching done. Even with running, you'll be making motion that can over stretch the ligaments and muscle. But whenever you exercise with feet and knees together, you're exercising from a safe position, thus, I don't bother with warming up and stretching non-sense. LOL.

Hey glad to see you can rack up some really good numbers. Congrats.

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I done 40 jumps tonight. WOO HOO!! Two day in a row. I long for the time I can jump 25 without messing up. I didn't even count my mess ups.

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I want to do more fast jumps than slow jump. Honestly, slow jump bores me to tears! But for now, I've to do more slow than fast as I don't want to irritate my stomach too much, someone adviced me to take it easy for few days. And it's true, just jumping rope for few minutes and I'll sleep better and the next day, feel more energetic compare to spend almost half hour on my elliptical. So, how do you do your jumping rope workout, from warm up to stretches? Last time I mix my jumping rope with my strength training - after do some exercises, I do jumping rope for a minute and repeat the cycle.

I don't think my weight loss is because of food poisoning as it's actually reverse - the day after that food poison, I felt better and my appetite double-up (this usually happen whenever I recovered from a very bad sickness, dunno why). Hence, I increase my weight a little bit and now I'm starting to remove that little bit of weight because I start to do exercise this week - about 2 weeks I didn't do anything active because the stomach still felt a bit upset and grumpy.

Yesterday, I did 6 minutes of 200 jumps (10 sets of 20 SLOW jumps) and another 5 minutes of 210 jumps (including 10 fast jump, yay). I had a very good mood yesterday and I wanted to chase away the freezing feeling from the office so I do more than the day before, hehe.

I think either I'm going to buy new rope or be more patient with my curly rope, though it now started to get more wavy than curl. So tempted to straighten the curls with my iron but that just a stupid move, hehe.

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Fathin, it hurts your pride when you tripped? LOL. You're a much better jumper than I am. I have no pride, otherwise, I had to quit jumping. At any moment I could trip on the rope. And what am I going to do? Quit? I thank God each set that I could jump without tripping. All kidding aside, I still think that you're better off jumping fast to rack up high numbers. It will be good for your endurance too. New studies have shown that anaerobic exercise (the like of HIIT) is better than aerobic. Aerobic exercise was promoted because it's easier to sell that to the public. Jumping rope is more difficult than running but actually one gets quicker results with less impact than running.

Congrats on your weight loss. Do you think it had anything to do with the food poisoning? Like maybe you couldn't eat for awhile? Take it easy if you still feel the fatigue.

Here is my observation with the jumping: 10 sets is better than 20. 20 was just too many. We have 10 fingers and if we have to count more than that, it seems like a lot. So that's what I'll be sticking with. 10 sets.

I also ordered two more ropes. One is Super Rope brand. Both claimed to be very fast. We shall see.


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Tuesday, I did 60 jumps and yesterday, 80 jumps, both in a minute. After felt so drained of energy last Monday (maybe I restart my workout program too fast before I completely sure I'm recovered), I want to play safe first, increasing more and more each day. Today, plan to try 3 minutes jumping rope, if I feel better, move towards 5 minutes.

Good news - I lose almost 1kg this week, from 57kg to 56.2kg (well, hard to tell the accurate number as my scale is not digital), I think just jumping for few minutes and control my snack intake do help!

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I jumped rope today. I did 25 jumps after I got back from strength training. I will build upon my 25 jumps.

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Fathin, if the food poisoning was severe, consider testing for salmonella. This may shed some light into the long recovery period.

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For next two weeks, I'll do easy jump, not as much as I usually did. I find that I'm still weak after that bad food poison in February but I don't want to rest too much, not doing too much, though. So, I'll do at least 5 minutes jump for warm up on odd days (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) and at least 1 min (easy) on even day. This is till I fully recovered, hehe. Just this Monday, after a 20 minutes workout (including 5 min jumping rope), I felt so tired, the next day, the body just so heavy.

Yesterday, did 1 minute of 60 jumps. Today, I'll try to do more, see how much I can push myself without puking or bursting my bladder, haha.

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For the new month I'm changing my tactic here. If I'm going to do high number I have to reduce the number of sets. So instead of doing 20 sets of 50, I switched to 10 sets of 100. I was dying by the 3rd set, but somehow I muddled through. An added benefit is the sense of accomplishment when I finished a set without catching the rope. When I started learning several years ago, I remember I couldn't jump worth a darn without getting caught. Now I got away with several sets free and clear. I'll be staying with this routine for awhile.

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I ran for 3.03 miles today, with the total of 5.64 with walking. I will get around to the jump roping soon. Starting this week I am adding one more run day.

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March forward. This is the month to do it.

OK, in my profile, I've posted photos of ropes that I have or had with a mini review of each one. If anybody wants more info on jump ropes, at least they can look at what I got. I'll post more as I get additional ropes. Hope it's useful to some. Thanks.

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Wow, we're nearly end of first quarter of year 2011 - how are you doing so far in this year emoticon

For this month, let's us do some light challenges:
- emoticon Increase 10 jumps (for beginner/re-starter) or 50 jumps daily. For example (if you're beginner), today you jump 50x so tomorrow will be 60x and day after, 70x and so on.

- emoticon Challenge at least one team member in their SparkPage - it's a friendly competition emoticon

- Post your updates here and those who are frequent poster will get SP Goodies!

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