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Jumping Rope for Fitness

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  • This is great, but i have low impact knees - affected by years of flat feet. I used to love jumping rope but jumping is no longer one of my skills/abilities. I recommend it to anyone who can do it. - 1/28/2016 5:15:45 PM
  • Jumping rope would be considered high impact aerobics since both feet are off the floor at the same time. Very hard on the knees and the back. I won't be jumping rope any time soon. - 12/21/2015 10:19:12 AM
  • I never knew jumping rope was done in competition until today when I saw the movie "War Rooms". Excellent movie and I was introduced to the competition of jumping rope! - 10/21/2015 9:34:43 PM
  • RENEE20155
    Waaoooww! I'm glad this topic came up @ jumping Rope! I love jumping Rope...i have been lazy with the weightloss regime but jumping rope bails me out like 'a miracle'. I do 500jumps(100x5sets) in 7 mins.. trained my body to do that...so much so, if I didn't jump rope in a day, I would feel so heavy!! I also noticed that if I walked for 1hr 30 mins I don't feel fulfilled until I jumped rope. The only snag is..everything tends to reduce in size especially my boobs.. suggestions? ....RENEE - 9/17/2015 5:27:21 AM
  • I am starting jump rope challenges for 30 days. Will see what happen. - 9/10/2015 11:49:08 PM
  • I used to do this in high school to supplement strength training (weights and calesthentics) don't think I could do it anymore :( - 7/31/2015 11:30:49 PM
  • My bladder does not co-operate with jumping rope - 7/30/2015 3:26:06 PM
  • I LOVE jumping rope. I've been jumping every day for about four years now. It's great for proprioception. It's great for balance. It's great for eye-hand co-ordination. For a time I jumped rope wearing a blindfold. To keep impact low, jump with your two feet together and just lift them off the floor an inch, just enough to clear the rope. I jump rope barefoot. I miss much less often than with shoes on. Remember to never heel strike. All the jumping takes place in the ball of the foot. Have fun. - 7/29/2015 7:30:04 AM
  • I don't know, is it just me or does jumping rope for 10 minutes straight sound awfully boring? That's a long time when you think about it. I'd rather get cardio benefits from something like Zumba or even just a walk around the neighborhood (where I have interesting things to look at). - 6/7/2015 11:19:28 AM
  • I have not jumped rope since I was a girl. ROFL. not trying to die now. But I may consider a mini trampoline soon..we shall see. I loved jumping rope as a girl...brings back fun memories - 12/19/2014 12:42:50 PM
  • I read this article a week ago & decided I wanted to try jumping rope again, haven't done it for probably 30 years! I found a NordicTrack Deluxe Speed rope for $6.99 at Sears tonight. Lets see how the next 3 weeks go! - 10/24/2014 9:29:52 PM
  • AZRIDERS
    I tried it, but too hard on my knees. - 8/5/2014 2:15:15 PM
  • 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. - 6/21/2014 11:22:06 PM
  • 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. - 4/5/2014 8:56:27 AM
  • 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. - 4/5/2014 7:20:25 AM

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