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Jumping Rope for Fitness

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SKIPPINGROPES

12/29/2012 2:30:22 AM

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GETSINYOUREYES

9/6/2012 2:07:10 PM

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Jumping rope is a pretty challenging activity. I've tried doing it for just 5 minutes (going about an 8 on the exertion scale) and that 5 minutes felt like it lasted an eternity. My heart was pounding pretty hard and I was winded by the end.

I thought because I've been jogging for a couple of months that I could do 5 minutes without it being too hard, but jumping rope is tough! You really work for all those calories burned!

I decided to incorporate rope jumping into my cardio routine after that experience. If it's hard then it's definitely worth doing!

LADYK57

8/11/2011 7:15:37 PM

Great article! I went to Wal*Mart last night and got a rope for around $5 in the Sporting Goods section. And then I picked up a kitchen timer (the kind you wind). I had my first 'session' last night in the garage - set the timer for 10 minutes and maybe had enough wind and strength to jump for 5 of those 10 minutes! Mostly I did 35 revolution sets, but I did do one 50 revolution set. Well it's a start anyway! I bet it would have been funny to watch this 54 year old overweight woman doing that!!! It sure is good cardio - my heart was POUNDING after each set! Thanks for the very helpful info!

LBOMYA

4/4/2011 2:07:59 AM

Review the Buddy Lee jump rope video for starting. He explains how to start and learn the correct form. It's actually low impact. I have a rebuilt knee and you should really only be jumping about 1-2" off the ground and no concrete surface workouts. Easier on the knees. There is also a really great 10 minute video on Sparkpeople that you should check out also using interval training.

SYDSMOM72

11/26/2010 7:46:00 PM

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looking forward to jumping with my daughter.

LLDURADO

9/27/2010 3:31:59 PM

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I started using my jump rope about 4 weeks ago, at first I could only do about 8 revolutions without messing up and becoming winded, now I am up to 50-60 at a time. I do it in my barn because I have nice thick rubber stall mats.

JOYFULJUDYLYNN

9/17/2010 11:53:05 AM

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I'm buying a rope TONIGHT!!! What a great activity for me to do outside with my little one!

GOBBLER11

9/17/2010 9:17:57 AM

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I used to love to do this; now I have a good reason for acting like a kid again!

EVACLAIRE

9/4/2010 3:12:24 PM

I am very excited to try this workout. Jumping rope seems like a good and fun way to stay fit

FATHINSN

5/30/2010 8:14:29 PM

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I tried this few times, but it's quite tiring to do jump rope for straight 30s. So, I just do 15s-rest for 1 minute. By the way, what do you do during rest? I just walk around, get my breath back :)

LOWLOWLOVA

4/1/2010 6:47:45 AM

that is a really great idea, i'm definitly giving it a try this afternoon!

PATH2MYPRIME

3/10/2010 2:13:30 PM

I'm excited...constantly looking for ways to vary my workout so this sounds good...I know with my workout playlists I can jump rope for hours...can't wait to go buy it

FATHINSN

3/7/2010 6:31:08 AM

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I just love jump rope, but I keep skipping the workout. Now, starting back, less stamina so I think I'll try this technique next week, built my confidence as well, haha

HTHORPE

1/3/2010 10:37:14 PM

Good Idea ..... Can't wait to add it into my workout tomorrow. I will be taking my jump rope with me to the gym tomorrow!

SEJULY

11/13/2009 8:47:18 PM

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my trainer actually had me jumping rope during my worksession this morning. Haven't done it in years. Was alot of fun.

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