I have bought several different jump ropes but none seem to be quite right so I followed the other piece of advice that I found on Sparkpeople...I jump without a rope making the same circular motion with my hands. May not be exactly the same but it works for me for now.
Back in my martial arts days we did a lot of jumping rope as a timing drill. I found my rope about a week ago and well it's not quite like riding a bike in that I didn't go right to all my little tricks, but it was kind of fun and I'm determined to get back my swerve.
I am going to try it, although I have always avoided exercises that involved much jumping. I wonder how many girls were laughed at because of bouncing 'boobs'. Guys have it so easy.
12/15/2013 5:46:43 PM
There's a way of making jumping rope low impact, if you only hop an inch or two off the ground and turn the rope fast. If you've ever seen boxer's jump, you'll notice they don't go high, they keep their feet low to the ground and use good form.
Reading this article has inspired me to buy a jump rope - I shall have to use it outside though, as I'm scared about getting it caught on the light fittings in the ceilings around my house. Luckily I have plenty of space outside so no excuses!
Bought jump rope. Started to use it. Was hard. Stopped using it. Got sparked. After living The Spark Life for almost a year jumped again. First attempt, jumped 125 consecutive jumps without missing a step. Amazing. True. Jaw-dropping experience. Testament to The Spark Life.
9/19/2013 11:01:09 AM
I would love to try a jump rope routine along with kickboxing. Sounds fun!
Okay, as a kid I always had the hardest time skipping rope, I don't know if I get the concept of how/when your hands move the rope and when to jump. I think I would jsut once and then forget to keep the rope moving! But for a cheap rope, I will try again.... Another one that was just too crazy for me was the cartwheel.... WHAAT how do you do that? I just can't see how that works!? haha
Any tips for a first timer? I'm only 24... I should know how to jump rope! I'd love to add it in on my off days for an extra little something!
1/10/2013 3:20:40 PM
Does Nicole have a video you can buy of her 10 minute jump rope?
1/10/2013 3:03:38 PM
If you can't last the 10 minutes, can you add up your revolutions?
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