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Jumping Rope for Fitness

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    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. - 12/15/2013 5:46:43 PM
  • 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! - 12/10/2013 11:23:01 PM
  • 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. - 11/1/2013 12:34:37 PM
    I would love to try a jump rope routine along with kickboxing. Sounds fun! - 9/19/2013 11:01:09 AM
  • I really wish I could jump rope but I'm not able to do any impact activities due to a knee injury. - 6/23/2013 1:57:09 PM
  • I've tried it before and it is HARD! I am thinking about incorporating it back into my routine but I know that I need to build up to it, so I was glad to see this article. - 6/23/2013 12:03:35 PM
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    I LOVE jumping rope as a part of my work out. It's fun and it burns a lot of calories in very little time. Also, it's the perfect exercise equipment to take for somebody who is on the rode lot. - 6/23/2013 8:07:03 AM
  • I have a jump rope. But I have used it over a year because of my hip. But I am going to get on my car porch tomorrow and see what I do. I love jump rope. When I was a kid I was the #1. - 5/17/2013 8:51:31 AM
  • 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! - 5/5/2013 4:26:36 AM
    Does Nicole have a video you can buy of her 10 minute jump rope? - 1/10/2013 3:20:40 PM
    If you can't last the 10 minutes, can you add up your revolutions? - 1/10/2013 3:03:38 PM
    Useful steps for leather skipping ropes:

    Leather skipping rope hurts when it hit your legs. Beginners should exercise with cotton skipping ropes, especially if you want learn new tricks.
    You may get tripped by the rope, be sure to jump where the landing is soft enough that you probably won't get hurt.
    Choose an open area to jump rope and be aware of who and what is around you to avoid whipping someone.
    Be careful when you are doing things like the criss-cross trick mentioned above.
    it is advised to school children to not use leather skipping rope.
    Before starting with leather or weighted skipping rope, please concern with your personal trainer. - 12/29/2012 2:34:58 AM
    why people like leather skipping ropes

    The leather skipping ropes are heavier then other ropes. Usually leather ropes have ball bearing funtions which gives smooth and precise floating movements and faster rope spin . Users can insert or remove the weight from handles. Leather ropes twist less than the PVC ropes. Mostly Boxers and professional Athlets use these Leather skipping ropes give excellent momentum and perfect for indoor and out door skipping. - 12/29/2012 2:32:26 AM
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    Laric-Sports guide jumper to improve their skills and provide them worlds best quality skipping ropes.

    - 12/29/2012 2:30:22 AM
  • 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! - 9/6/2012 2:07:10 PM

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