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Jumping Rope for Fitness

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  • LADYK57
    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! - 8/11/2011 7:15:37 PM
    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. - 4/4/2011 2:07:59 AM
  • looking forward to jumping with my daughter. - 11/26/2010 7:46:00 PM
  • 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.
    - 9/27/2010 3:31:59 PM
  • I'm buying a rope TONIGHT!!! What a great activity for me to do outside with my little one! - 9/17/2010 11:53:05 AM
  • I used to love to do this; now I have a good reason for acting like a kid again! - 9/17/2010 9:17:57 AM
    I am very excited to try this workout. Jumping rope seems like a good and fun way to stay fit
    - 9/4/2010 3:12:24 PM
  • 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 :) - 5/30/2010 8:14:29 PM
    that is a really great idea, i'm definitly giving it a try this afternoon! - 4/1/2010 6:47:45 AM
    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 - 3/10/2010 2:13:30 PM
  • 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 - 3/7/2010 6:31:08 AM
    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! - 1/3/2010 10:37:14 PM
  • my trainer actually had me jumping rope during my worksession this morning. Haven't done it in years. Was alot of fun. - 11/13/2009 8:47:18 PM
  • I love jumping rope as a kid, but as a 65 yr. old with knees that are not the best, I think I will leaven all that jumpin up to others!!! - 10/13/2009 5:51:51 AM
  • I am so excited to add jumping rope to my cardio exercises!! I used to jump rope as a kid and loved it. I'm going out to buy a skipping rope after work today. :) - 2/23/2009 4:42:20 PM

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