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Jumping Rope for Fitness

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  • I just noticed a young lady jumping rope at the gym yesterday. (didn't even know they had jump ropes). Great article, will use this one real soon.
  • When I was a kid, jumping rope was my best hobby! I loved double dutch! I was great at it! Now I can't even jump twice in a row without messing up! I have had 3 babies, 2 of which were over 9 lbs...I have to fix THAT area before I can jump or skip without accidents!!!
  • Thank you for the great training program! One of the things I really liked about this article is that you said how to get the right size rope for our height. That's really important! If your rope is too small, then you won't be good at jumping rope at all.

  • I am not clear on how jumping rope can be considered high impact since you only rise at most 1 inch from the surface you are jumping rope on. It will only be high impact if you lock your knees when landing, As for it being hinh impact because both feet are off of the ground the same occurs when running but proper running technique landing on the ball of the landing foot with the knee bent and under your centre of mass mitigates the impact. Landing with the knees slightly flexed when jumping rope also mitigates the minimal impact. Find a video of a boxer jumping rope, they are actually skipping rope with the feet barely clearing the floor.
  • I just started jumping recently. I am still just trying not to have so many trip ups... last time i jumped Ford was President!

    It is such a great workout I can't believe there is not more people here talking about it here.
  • I agree with CarolJ35 - The War Rooms movie is great and the jump rope competition is very inspiring - probably my favorite part of the movie.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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 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
  • I am starting jump rope challenges for 30 days. Will see what happen.
  • I used to do this in high school to supplement strength training (weights and calesthentics) don't think I could do it anymore :(
  • My bladder does not co-operate with jumping rope
  • 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.

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