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Jumping Rope for Fitness

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    I started jumping rope to lose the last couple of pounds after i had my daughter, that was almost 3 years ago and i have kept it up with 20 minutes of rope jumping at 150 turns a minute everyday. its an excellent exercise and i gave up doing my ad exercises because my abs looked better after a few months of jumping rope then they did after 10 years of ab exercises, definately something to atleast try - 1/24/2009 10:15:19 AM
  • I'm intrigued by the great benefits this seems to suggest.

    When the article says that jumping rope for 10 minutes has the same benefit as jogging for 30 minutes -- what does that mean, really? According to the Fitness Tracker, the calories are not similar (10 minutes of fast rope jumping = 180 calories burned while 30 minutes of slow jogging (12-minute mile) = 384. It wouldn't keep your heart rate up for the typically recommended 30-60 minute period.

    I know, I know, I could do it for longer than 10 minutes. But I'd like to understand more about the claim of 10 minutes of jumping equalling 30 minutes of jogging. - 9/5/2008 12:16:08 PM
    Great job you guys keep up the work !!! - 9/5/2008 10:03:51 AM
  • During the school year, I jumped rope every other day. I didn't realize the great benefits of jumping rope. - 7/15/2008 2:30:52 PM
  • We use to do this in school every day and it was FUN. - 6/27/2008 1:11:40 AM
  • Possible my favorite cardio exercise especially if I'm short on time. I've really worked up my stamina by using the program described in the article. - 6/9/2008 5:47:50 PM
  • It just dawned on me that I could jump rope at work without a video or leaving for the I looked it up! I can't wait to try this out!!! Great idea for shift workers/people who work a lot. I could even add it into my morning without having to wake up much earlier (0330 is bad enough!) GREAT!! I am so excited!! - 6/8/2008 5:08:40 AM
  • I started a prgram this monday. I jump rope for 15 minutes. I do about 3 sessions of 5 minutes. Thats about 210 calories for 15 minutes. I do this 5 times a week. Thats 1050 calories a week. I am trying to keep this pace for a month. Thats a little more than a pound a month just with 15min of jumping rope. Thats if my eating is controlled of course. I love jumping rope, its fun, fast and your legs get fast results. - 5/13/2008 6:49:25 AM
  • I use jumping rope as a part of interval training. Just 10-15 mins is very beneficial: Jump all out for 1-2 minutes, then march or step side to side for 1-2 heart rate monitor lets me know how many calories I burn and its usually a lot! Pretty close to going for a 30 min. run. If you're pressed for time...consider jumping rope! Oh, and its fun too! :o) - 4/15/2008 2:55:41 AM
  • I remember jumping rope in my early years, as a child, and as an adult with my teenage nieces. Those were my thinest times. There is something to be said about jumping rope. Maybe I need to go back to it. With summer nearing this will be a great time to start. - 4/5/2008 10:19:39 PM
  • Great article. I am going to incorporate jump rope into my daily exercise. - 4/5/2008 11:48:51 AM
  • Jumping rope is great exercise. Nearly all ofnus know how to do it. My only concern is the high-impact it has. I do my cardio on a Gazelle which low to no impact so they should workout nicely together. - 4/5/2008 3:52:47 AM
  • Great article. Remember how we jumped rope in grade school? I was never any good at going "in the back door" or being able to jump "Double-Dutch" but I did jump a lot. I love BOXERS because they can jump rope for hours. - 4/5/2008 12:08:58 AM
    love that idea, great cardio booster - 3/4/2008 9:27:33 PM
    Such a great way to workout! I started today, added jumping rope to my usual walk and jog routine. I'm counting jumps for now, instead of minutes. Started with 150 jumps. - 11/12/2007 9:15:36 PM

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