SparkPeople Jump Rope Challenge Team Messageboard This Challenge is for ANYONE who would like a quick workout that builds stamina. It's easy to start. Come join us! SparkPeople Jump Rope Challenge Team Messageboard rolling pin, tips and tricks After every jump rope session, I run a rolling pin up and down my calves working out tight calf muscles and increasing circulation. I'm thinking about purchasing a muscle roller stick because it is flexible but I like simply using what I have. <BR> <BR> I also run a hard ball under the soles of my feet. It is great for loosening up the plantar fascia. The ball is on the floor, place your bare foot on the ball and run it along the sole of your foot. You control how much pressure. I've used ... Tue, 4 Jun 2019 09:15:34 EST Have You Done Something Good For Someone Today? They say if you are ever in a funk, to do something good for someone else. I made dinner, swept and mopped the kitchen floor and washed dishes... without my roommates even noticing. Oh well, God saw what I did in the kitchen today, regardless. <BR> <BR> Mon, 21 Jan 2019 19:16:52 EST What Did You Struggle With Today? Anxiety earlier today. I am better now. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Mon, 21 Jan 2019 19:12:57 EST Emoticon How You Are Feeling Today <em>247</em> Mon, 21 Jan 2019 19:11:32 EST anybody jump double dutch? There's a meetup group near me that jumps double dutch every other week on Friday nights. I keep meaning to go but I'm intimidated 'cause I didn't learn as a kid. Tue, 31 Jul 2018 19:27:07 EST Introduce or Re-Introduce Yourself First of all, I am new! In elementary school, I always did jump rope. Now, decades later, I refuse to grow up! Then, for my update, ... <BR> <BR> Hello team... <BR> <BR> Well, today is a sad yet happy day. <BR> <BR> Years ago, I started to babysit a 6 month-old baby boy, clear up through elementary school. Well, he is getting married today. I cannot attend. So, you can imagine how I feel. <BR> <BR> Then, there is a local annual celebration, a block away, in my town, and I just do ... Sat, 9 Sep 2017 14:52:13 EST can build jump speed i have been wanting a jump rope like we had in school gym for many many years, just ignored this desire. got one (2 really) with my workout stuff when i decided to set up home gym. what a mistake right, it's a lot harder than it was when i was younger <BR> <BR> improving 30 seconds at a time <em>594</em> Wed, 5 Jul 2017 17:40:36 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 9 Oct 2016 21:59:25 EST Michelle Obama & her double unders! Michelle Obama not only jumps rope, she does double unders!!! <link> </link> <BR> <BR> and here, too: <link><BR>umps-rope </link> Sun, 17 Jan 2016 21:03:10 EST Willing to try Hi everyone, I see that this team is not very active and that's alright(not really) but who am I to say. I am 60, overweight and tired allll the time. I thought this would be a good challenge to start. Minimum space needed,minimum equipment, can pick the jump rope up and jump at a moments notice. How easy is that? Then comes the hard part, right? It may take me a while before I can even jump for a minute, but I am going to keep on trying. Hopefully, I'll make it to 2 minutes.!!!! I hope ... Sat, 19 Dec 2015 12:16:42 EST November 333 jumps for me today. Sat, 7 Nov 2015 11:34:50 EST Floyd Mayweather Displays Sick Jump Rope Skills <link> </link> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 20:32:35 EST 2015 January: Warm Up For New Year! Hey Jumpers! Happy 2015, I wish everyone feel as young as 15 years old *yeah, that was what I wish for everyone today LOL <BR> <BR> Let's us get warm up to this new year, let's us get much better than last year, learned what we did right to improve, learned our mistakes and move forward :D <BR> <BR> This month's challenge, your goal is to get total jumps in three days as below: <BR> Fri 2nd - Sun 4th = 250x <BR> Fri 9th - Sun 11th = 500x <BR> Fri 16th - Sun 18th = 750x <BR> Fri 23rd - Sun 2... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 08:58:33 EST Jump jump and hello Hi all, <BR> <BR> I'm looking to give jump roping a try and thought I'd join. I've done it on and off for a while but thought a little more dedication was in order. <BR> <BR> So now i just need to find my rope. Sat, 6 Dec 2014 07:37:42 EST December 2014 - Personal Best In 20 Days! For December 2014, let's challenge ourselves with personal best record! <BR> Every 5 days, you need to do daily 1-min jump for a certain jump style. Record your jumping and see if you can improve your jump counts from first day to fifth day! <BR> <BR> Dec 1 - 5: Normal Jump <BR> Dec 6 - 10: Jack Jump <BR> Dec 11 - 15: Split Jump <BR> Dec 16 - 20: Side-to-Side Jump (hop from side to side) <BR> <BR> GOOD LUCK FOR DECEMBER'S BEAT YOUR PERSONAL BEST! Mon, 1 Dec 2014 03:14:45 EST November 2014 - Three Goals In 28 Days! Second last month of 2014! <BR> <BR> From Nov 3rd to 30th, you have 28 days to accomplish these: <BR> Goal #1: Jump rope side-to-side 100x <BR> Goal #2: Jump rope jumping jack 100x <BR> Goal #3: Jump rope split 100x <BR> <BR> Good luck, Jumpers! Sun, 2 Nov 2014 09:01:58 EST October 2014 Jump Rope Goal & Track! OPTION A: For Beginner/Restarter, start with 1-min or 60x jumping rope on alternate days. <BR> OPTION B: For Intermediate/Advance, special challenge for you: do total 10 sets of 1000 in this month! <BR> <BR> Set your goal here and update your progress here :D Wed, 1 Oct 2014 02:00:01 EST September 2014 Jump Rope Goal & Track! It's new month, in our last third of this year! <BR> Goals for September 2014: <BR> For Beginner: <BR> Do at least 5-min jump rope or 200x a day, 5 days a week. <BR> <BR> For Intermediate & Advance: <BR> Do at least 10-min jump rope or 500x a day, 5 days a week. <BR> <BR> Good Luck, Jumpers! Mon, 1 Sep 2014 23:14:43 EST a shot of adrenaline's jump rope post Lots of info and vids in this article announcing the start of his own 30 day jump rope challenge: <link><BR>lenge/ </link> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:10:52 EST August 2014 Jump Rope Goal & Track! Let's try something slightly different for this month. <BR> <BR> This month's challenge will be 4 weeks, from Monday 4th to Sunday 31st August 2014. <BR> <BR> Set your goal for jump count or jump minutes. Then divide 4 so that each week, you will have minor goal to achieve. For example, if you set your goal as 4000 jumps, for each week, you need to do at least 1000x. And if you aim for 60 minutes, each week you need to do at least 15 minutes. <BR> <BR> Easy peasy, simple to understand :D <... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 01:36:12 EST Returning Member & Jump Rope Challenger Hello everyone, I joined the challenge on Monday, 7/7 after jumping two sessions (20 minutes) on my second day of watching the jumping rope video. I have been absent from Sparkpeople sporadically since, 2012- I am a returning spark member, participant within several teams and this one challenge. I hope to become an active and consistent member of Sparkpeople. Please wish me well while I jump rope without the rope <em>318</em> . I am jumping anyway and I enjoy jumping <em>318</em> <em>... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 21:52:02 EST June 2014 Jump Rope Goals! Set your jump rope goal for the June 2014! <BR> Whether it's total jump counts or total minutes. <BR> <BR> You know the rules but for those who's new or irregular: <BR> For a beginner or returner, try to get total 1000x or 30-min. <BR> For intermediate or advance, try to aim to 10K! Tue, 3 Jun 2014 04:03:03 EST extraordinary jumper Did you see this video that was on the Daily Spark today? <link><BR>ark-videos-detail.asp?video=88 </link> Sat, 31 May 2014 07:46:59 EST May 2014 Jump Rope Goals! Set your jump rope goal for the May 2014! <BR> Whether it's total jump counts or total minutes. <BR> <BR> For a beginner or returner, try to get total 3000x or 30-min. <BR> For intermediate or advance, get double the number of beginner! <BR> If you have other goals for your jump rope, maybe try 10 new jump style or do 20 different jump rope workouts, you can share them here, too :D Thu, 1 May 2014 09:50:59 EST April 2014 Challenge - 2000 Jump Squat! Hi Team! <BR> <BR> This April, it's a number challenge for you :D <BR> It's a 20 days challenge, starting from 11th April 2014 to 30th April 2014. You need to do at least 2000x jump squat in that period. <BR> <BR> Sounds too much? <BR> If you divide the number equally into 20 days, you only need to do 100x per day. Or you can do on every other day, it's up to you to make your own plan to achieve this! <BR> <BR> Start jumping! Tue, 8 Apr 2014 20:51:26 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:14:15 EST Mar 2014 Jump Rope Goals! Set your jump rope goal for the March 2014! <BR> Whether it's total jump counts or total minutes. <BR> <BR> For a beginner or returner, try to get total 3000x or 30-min. <BR> For intermediate or advance, get double the number of beginner! Fri, 28 Feb 2014 19:13:33 EST Feb 2014 Jump Rope Goals! Set your jump rope goal for the February 2014! <BR> Whether it's total jump counts or total minutes. <BR> <BR> For a beginner or returner, try to get total 3000x or 30-min. <BR> For intermediate or advance, get double the number of beginner! Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:27:41 EST 2014 Jump Rope Big Goals Hi Team! <BR> <BR> It's time of the year, the usual time to set up your goals for the rest of the year! <BR> For our team, post two big goals - one of them has to be something with jump rope - and what's your plan to achieve them. <BR> <BR> For example: <BR> My two big goals for 2014: <BR> - Total 30K jump rope by end of 2014 <BR> - No exercise after sunset <BR> <BR> My plan to achieve my two big goals: <BR> - Do total 1K jump rope every week <BR> - Start my exercise in the morning (which ... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 01:03:38 EST Jan 2014 Jump Rope Goals! Set your jump rope goal for the first month of 2014! <BR> Whether it's total jump counts or total minutes. <BR> <BR> For a beginner or returner, try to get total 3000x or 30-min. <BR> For intermediate or advance, get double the number of beginner! <BR> <BR> Good luck, team! Thu, 2 Jan 2014 00:29:47 EST Jump away! Here goes! I used to jump rope 15 minutes a day. This 60 jumps a day challenge is a great starting point! I have a resting board from our local CURVES that I bought for $25 when they replaced some of their old ones. Even if you don't belong to a CURVES, go check it out! They are PERFECT for my rope jumping adventures! Thu, 19 Dec 2013 12:31:56 EST Dec-2013 - Jump Rope Goals - Minutes or Jumps! Post your progress in December 2013 here! Last month of 2013! Mon, 2 Dec 2013 02:55:05 EST Week #6 & 7 Countdown Challenge - Box Jump! Weekly Challenge: Sunday 24th - Saturday 7th December 2013 <BR> <BR> This week challenge is Box Jump Rope. Before you get any weird ideas on jumping with a box, do not worry as we still use our trusty ropes :D <BR> What you need to do is mixing jumping forward-backward with side-to-side. You can do: <BR> - right-back-left-front or vice-versa OR <BR> - do a 4-point star: side-to-side then forward-backward <BR> <BR> You need to do non-stop/no rest jumps for either: <BR> - LONGEST TIME <BR> - ... Mon, 25 Nov 2013 20:01:03 EST Week #4 & 5 Countdown Challenge - Alt Leg to High Weekly Challenge: Sunday 10th - Saturday 23rd November 2013 <BR> <BR> This week challenge is Alternate Leg to High Knee Jump Rope. This is a progressing move, you start with low jump alternate leg then gradually move to high knee alternate leg. <BR> You need to do non-stop/no rest jumps for either: <BR> - LONGEST TIME <BR> - HIGHEST NUMBER <BR> - do both!You can post your update here as many as you want as long as you do this weekly challenge in the time period. I will select the longest tim... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 19:25:18 EST Nov-2013 - Jump Rope Goals - Minutes or Jumps! Update your your jump rope progress here, whether your minutes or jump count! <BR> You can combine this monthly challenge with the ongoing Countdown Challenge :D <BR> <BR> For Beginner, I suggest you do minimum 60x jumps or 60 minutes per day. <BR> For Intermediate/Advanced, how about try triple the number of the Beginner! <BR> <BR> Happy Jumping! Sun, 3 Nov 2013 01:05:08 EST Week #3 Countdown Challenge - Scissors Weekly Challenge: Sunday 3rd - Saturday 9th November 2013 <BR> <BR> This week challenge is Scissors Jump Rope. <BR> You need to do non-stop/no rest jumps for either: <BR> - LONGEST TIME <BR> - HIGHEST NUMBER <BR> - do both! <BR> <BR> You can post your update here as many as you want as long as you do this weekly challenge in the time period. I will select the longest time and highest number by end of the week. <BR> <BR> Rewards! <BR> - The Longest Time (to the person who jump the longest) ... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 01:02:47 EST Week #2 Countdown Challenge - One Leg Hop! Weekly Challenge: Sunday 27th October - Saturday 2nd November 2013 <BR> <BR> This week challenge is One Leg Hop Jump Rope. <BR> You need to do non-stop/no rest jumps for either: <BR> - LONGEST TIME <BR> - HIGHEST NUMBER <BR> - do both! <BR> <BR> You can do either right leg or left leg hop but not alternate legs as that will be another challenge :D <BR> <BR> You can post your update here as many as you want as long as you do this weekly challenge in the time period. I will select the longes... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 05:11:38 EST Week #1 Countdown Challenge - Side-to-Side! Weekly Challenge: Sunday 20th October - Saturday 26th October 2013 <BR> <BR> This week challenge is Side-to-Side Jump Rope. <BR> You need to do the LONGEST TIME or the HIGHEST NUMBER - pick either or do both! <BR> <BR> You can post your update here as many as you want as long as you do this weekly challenge in the time period. I will select the longest time and highest number by end of the week. <BR> <BR> Rewards! <BR> - The Longest Time (to the person who jump the longest) <BR> - The High... Sat, 19 Oct 2013 18:44:11 EST October 2013 - Jump Rope Goals - Minutes or Jumps! Let's post your jump rope, whether your minutes or jump count! <BR> I know it's late but it's better late than never! <BR> <BR> For Beginner, I suggest you do minimum 60x jumps or 60 minutes per day. <BR> For Intermediate/Advanced, how about try triple the number of the Beginner! <BR> <BR> p/s: Lots of reason why I was so late posting this monthly challenge but it's a long, long story to tell here and I'm a chatterbox, haha. Sun, 13 Oct 2013 08:35:13 EST 10 Weeks Countdown To 2014! This is a weekly challenge, for every week, you need to do the LONGEST TIME or the HIGHEST NUMBER of a jump style - pick either or do both! <BR> <BR> I will notify the weekly challenge via SparkMail and post a forum for each weekly challenge. <BR> <BR> Rewards! <BR> On behalf of Jump Rope Challenge, I will give special reward by end of the week for: <BR> - The Longest Time (to the person who jump the longest for a jump style) <BR> - The Highest Number (to the person who get the most number ... Sun, 13 Oct 2013 08:30:17 EST October This thread and forum had been dead for the last one month, hope all is well? <BR> <BR> Where is our leader? What does she have for this Fall for us all? We are still waiting, I think anyone with a good challenge idea can post it in for the OCTOBER CHALLENGE. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Tue, 1 Oct 2013 05:47:35 EST September 2013 - Plank Challenge! For this month, combine plank with jump rope! You can do different types of planks with different jump rope styles :D <BR> <BR> The Challenge Details: <BR> Challenge A - Minutes: <BR> Do 15s Plank for every minute you do jump rope. <BR> For Beginner, one set is 4 minutes jump rope so you will get 1-min Plank! <BR> For Intermediate and Advance, do double of Beginner's set! <BR> <BR> Challenge B - Count: <BR> Do 15s Plank for every 100x jump rope. <BR> For Beginner, one set is 400x jump rope ... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 02:14:32 EST Stretching for jumpers Does anyone have any particular stretches they do after jumping---I'm finding that my calves are really tight. It could be in part to being out of practice, but I'm also finding that they're sore for at least a day after I jump. Any suggestions? :) Mon, 26 Aug 2013 02:09:23 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 12 Aug 2013 13:59:41 EST August 2013 - Jump Rope Goals - Minutes or Jumps! Post your goals here, either it's total minutes or total jumps for August 2013. <BR> If you are a Beginner or a Restart, try to jump at least total 60-min or 2000x. <BR> Intermediate or Advanced, I know that you can do more than double the Beginner's numbers! <BR> <BR> Awesome Jump August 2013! Wed, 31 Jul 2013 19:40:47 EST Ready to Jump! I'm a retired grandma and needed a good kick start to motivate me to get off the couch. I heard about jumping rope as a great aerobic exercise and thought it would be fun to try again after all these years. The 60 jumps a day challenge is a great way to spread out my workout throughout the day and work towards a goal. I'm starting today! Thank you Team! Mon, 29 Jul 2013 14:44:04 EST Mock..but jumping though! Heiya team! <BR> I was getting back to jumping rope when I started to BodyRock 2 years ago. I have mostly been doing it with an invisible rope for several reasons: <BR> -low ceiling <BR> -no interruption when you "fail" (no toe accident...if you see what I mean) <BR> -no dangers for kids around <BR> -can't stop moving arms for 2-3 rounds if needed and continue with feet <BR> -no hurting myself or others <BR> -don't have to worry if I forgot the actual rope <BR> etc... <BR> BUT when I actually... Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:18:12 EST I wanna jump rope like Muhammad Ali Wonderful montage of great boxers skipping rope: <link> </link> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:35:33 EST Thank you..... for letting me join you. I am an aide at middle school and I work with kids who have ADHD along with other issues. They need to take sensory breaks and one thing we had them do was jump rope to get rid of some of the pent up extra energy. Of course they felt silly doing it at first so I did it with them & we would have a contest to see who could go the longest. I had such a good time doing it with them. School is out for the summer but I do have another job & I have been very busy. I remember... Fri, 5 Jul 2013 13:58:29 EST July 2013 - Jump Rope Goals - Minutes or Jumps! We are back to Minutes/Jumps Goals! <BR> <BR> Post your goals here, either it's total minutes or total jumps for July 2013. <BR> If you are a Beginner or a Restart, try to jump at least 2 minutes/day or 60x/day or total 60-min or 2000x. <BR> Intermediate or Advanced, I know that you can do more than double the Beginner's numbers! <BR> <BR> Joyful Jump for July 2013! Sun, 30 Jun 2013 09:23:47 EST Jun 2013 - Blind Jumps! Inspired by our team members (you know who you are!), June 2013 is all about closing your eyes and let's other senses guide you when you jump rope! <BR> <BR> The challenge: <BR> Close one or both eyes, either you can just use the natural way (use your eyelids) or put a blindfolds, and aim the maximum total for either total jumps or total minutes! <BR> Harder = close one eye and jump only with the opposite leg (which means the leg with the same side with the eye keep off the ground all time).... Fri, 31 May 2013 08:06:09 EST Hello I live in Modesto ca employed married with 2 beautiful kids. I recently found somthing that has changed my life specially eating and healthy living. I wanted to share with anyone that is busy like me no time for gym or looking for healthy living what you are about to discover can and will change your life. Go to my website where I have because a member and find out for yourself. I am so excited about this that I was able to cancel my gym membership. It's called <BR> Sun, 12 May 2013 13:02:25 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 9 May 2013 21:29:13 EST May 2013 - Jump Rope Goals - Minutes or Jumps! Set your goal, either total minutes or total jumps and see if you can reach it by end of this month :D <BR> <BR> For beginner, I suggest minimum 60 minutes (1 min/day) or 2000 jumps (60x jump/day with extra 200). <BR> For intermediate/advance, I challenge you to do double or triple the amount of a beginner for whichever you choose, total minutes or total jumps! <BR> <BR> Maximize your efforts this May! Wed, 1 May 2013 07:30:13 EST Apr 2013 - Jump Rope Goals - Minutes or Jumps! This month, we will return to our normal routine - how many total minutes or jumps can you get in this April 2013! <BR> <BR> Set your goal, either total minutes or total jumps and see if you can reach it by end of this month :D <BR> <BR> For beginner, I suggest minimum 60 minutes (1 min/day) or 2000 jumps (60x jump/day with extra 200). <BR> For intermediate/advance, I challenge you to do double or triple the amount of a beginner for whichever you choose, total minutes or total jumps! <BR> ... Sun, 31 Mar 2013 22:38:08 EST Mar 2013 - Jump Rope With Burpees! Hi Team! <BR> <BR> For March 2013, let's us do something slightly different! <BR> Combine Burpees with Jump Rope: <BR> Do AT LEAST 3 reps of Burpees after 60x jump rope OR after 60s jump rope. <BR> See how many sets of Jump Rope 60s/60x plus Burpees 3x that you can do in this month. <BR> <BR> For beginners, I suggest you try to get at least 30 sets of Jump Rope + Burpees in this month. <BR> For intermediate/advance, I challenge you to do at least 100 sets in this month! <BR> <BR> You can s... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 09:05:21 EST Hi from Cali Hey everyone. I'm Karen from California. <em>318</em> I'm a nearly 56 year old wife, mom and gramma who is determined to lose all the excess weight THIS YEAR!! For too long my weight has yo yo'd up and down and now that I'm getting up in years, I can see just how damaging that can be to your body! It's time to take charge and whip it once and for all. LOL! <BR> <BR> Why jump roping? Why not??!! It's cheap, well, that was until I discovered some really nice ropes that make jumping fun a... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 16:35:59 EST Feb 2013 - Jump Rope Goals - Minutes or Jumps! Different people, different goals! What do you aim for this February, total minutes or total jumps? <BR> <BR> For jump rope newbie or comeback, if you want to aim for total jumps, try 1000 jumps or if you want to aim for total minutes, try 60 minutes. <BR> <BR> For intermediate or advanced, do at least triple numbers of the newbie so either at least 3000 jumps or at least 180 minutes! <BR> <BR> Remember to post your progress in this forum! Fri, 1 Feb 2013 01:18:56 EST Jan 2013 - Jump Rope Goals - Minutes or Jumps! Hi Team for new year, new month! <BR> <BR> Let's set our January 2013's jump rope goals, whether you want to aim for total jumps or total minutes! Different people have different preferences :D <BR> <BR> For jump rope newbie or comeback, if you want to aim for total jumps, try 1000 jumps or if you want to aim for total minutes, try 60 minutes. <BR> <BR> For intermediate or advanced, do at least triple numbers of the newbie so either at least 3000 jumps or at least 180 minutes! Wed, 2 Jan 2013 00:36:27 EST Your Top 3 Goals For 2013! Hi Team! <BR> <BR> List out your 2013's top three goals or just pick three randomly from your list and share them here! <BR> <BR> I know that most of us probably have a very, very long list and you have shared them in various SP teams but in our team, why's only three? Because three goals are achievable in 365 days and I'll personally will "poke" you about your goals in your SparkPage at random time :D <BR> <BR> Let's make 2013 the best, luckiest year! <BR> <BR> ## FATHIN ## Mon, 31 Dec 2012 02:35:52 EST Home Workouts Essentials - Including Jump Rope! <link><BR>ssentials_for_your_home_workouts </link> <BR> <BR> Check this out, a DailySpark blog about 6 essentials for our home workouts, including Jump Rope! <BR> <BR> I have all or equivalents and yes, those are great things to have (and laugh all you want, paper plate is surprisingly helpful, too, hehe). Tue, 25 Dec 2012 09:10:06 EST Monthly Challenge: December 2012 Set your TOTAL JUMP GOAL for DECEMBER 2012, the last month of 2012, wow! <BR> <BR> Post your update here and track your jumps with team tracker, that can help to make your more accountability with your jumping and also help our team's jump goal with the tracker! <BR> <BR> Ho Ho Ho to the end of 2012 with jumping! Sat, 1 Dec 2012 02:56:02 EST Monthly Challenge: November 2012 Set your TOTAL JUMP GOAL for November, so close to end of 2012! <BR> Post your update here and track your jumps with team tracker, that can help to make your more accountability with your jumping and also help our team's jump goal with the tracker! <BR> <BR> SPARK YOUR NOVEMBER WITH JUMPING! Wed, 31 Oct 2012 08:48:29 EST Hey Hi, my name is Temitope. I am new here but not new to jump rope, but as old as I could be on jumping rope I don't know how to do other forms apart from the basic jumps. How do I learn more and better and faster? Sun, 7 Oct 2012 10:41:13 EST Avoiding injury from jumping rope Hey guys, I joined this group because a friend gave me a jump rope and since I've been trying to increase my endurance and lower body strength, I figured, why not try it? <BR> <BR> I've been busy lately but today I was in the park with time to kill and my jump rope and I decided to see if I remembered how to do it (the last time I tried was when I was maybe 12). The good news is it seems to be almost like riding a bicycle. The bad news is despite being warmed up and stretching I was having s... Sat, 6 Oct 2012 01:14:56 EST Countdown To End of 2012/Start of 2013! This is a weekly challenge, a countdown till the end of year 2012 and start of year 2013! <BR> <BR> The challenge will be jump as many as you can. <BR> Every week, there will be different jump style that you need to do. I'll send out message for each jump weekly. <BR> <BR> There will be twelve weeks, starting on Monday 1st October 2012 till Sunday 23rd December 2012 AND bonus period of the last eight days of 2012. <BR> <BR> Have fun countdown, team! Sun, 30 Sep 2012 09:27:51 EST Monthly Challenge: October 2012 Set your TOTAL JUMP GOAL for October here! And keep posting your update here and track your jumps with team tracker, that can help to make your more accountability with your jumping and also help our team's jump goal with the tracker! <BR> <BR> HAPPY HORROR JUMPING! Sun, 30 Sep 2012 09:20:29 EST Hi Guys! New here and loving it Hi everyone! I'm so happy to have found this group! I was cleaning out a closet the other day and came accross my old jump rope. It's one of the beaded kind that makes an awesome sound whenever it hits the concrete, lol. I started for the first time on Monday. I think I did 200 or something, nothing to write home about. However, it was just enough to remind how much more fun it is then the treadmill, lol. Yesterday I did 1000 jumps in one workout session and then followed it up by another 100... Wed, 19 Sep 2012 13:12:13 EST I'm pumped This is the first challenge I've joined on SparkPeople. I am definitely lacking the motivation department so I'll welcome any tips anyone may have. I'm going to go jump rope right now. Mon, 3 Sep 2012 13:53:19 EST Monthly Challenge: September 2012 This month's challenge: <BR> For each day, set a goal for jump rope minute, increase the minute daily and try to achieve the daily goals. By end of the month, your goal should be at least 30-min! <BR> So, for example: <BR> 09-01: 1-min <BR> 09-02: 2-min <BR> 09-03: 3-min <BR> . <BR> . <BR> . <BR> 09-28: 28-min <BR> 09-29: 29-min <BR> 09-30: 30-min <BR> <BR> You can split the minutes into several session or you can do in one workout. So, let's say on Sept 10th your goal is 10-min, you can jum... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:54:50 EST Monthly Challenge: August 2012 This month, do at least once per week (except week 4.5, do twice) circuit training, combine jump rope with strength exercises based on this plan: <BR> Week 1 1st to 7th = core and upper body - 1x <BR> Week 2 8th to 14th = upper and lower body - 1x <BR> Week 3 15th to 21st = core and lower body - 1x <BR> Week 4.5 22nd to 31st = whole body - 2x <BR> <BR> Ideas for circuit training jump rope+strength: <BR> - Alternate 1-min jump rope with 2-min strength exercise continuosly <BR> - Do two streng... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 02:38:33 EST Jump-Roping Pin-Up! I just posted this pic to our 'Photos' section: (taken from Wikipedia) <BR> <BR> "Sophia Western", a March 20 1800 pin-up type print... <BR> <BR> Caption at bottom: "SOPHIA WESTERN: Adorned with all the charms in which Nature can array her, bedecked with beauty, youth, sprightliness, innocence, modesty and tenderness, breathing sweetness from her rosy lips and darting brightness from her sparkling eyes, the lovely Sophia comes!" <BR> <BR> The dishevelment of her clothes in the picture was ... Mon, 9 Jul 2012 16:40:09 EST How to calculate calories burned per jump The calories burned will depend on your weight and the speed of jump. According to the article below, if you're 160 lbs and jump at 125 beats per minute, then you'd burn about 100 calories per 1000 skips as it'll take about 8 minutes. If you weight 200 lbs, a rough guess would be 125 calories per 1000 skips at 125 skips per minute. Or if you're 120 lbs, then you'd burn about 75 calories. If you jump slower than that, then you'd burn less, but not a whole lot less. I don't think it's more than... Thu, 5 Jul 2012 18:03:00 EST Monthly Challenge: July 2012 Hi Team! I hope you did great in June 2012, WooHoo! <BR> <BR> This month, our mini goal is minute challenge. Do at least 2-min of jump rope daily. Quite simple, right :D <BR> <BR> As usual, our main goal for every month is set your maximum total for jump rope this month, post it here and share your progress with team! <BR> <BR> Lots of fireworks in July with JUMP ROPE! Sun, 1 Jul 2012 20:47:17 EST My jump rope is beating me up, literally! About 4 months ago, I got a new jump rope. It's the same model as my old one. I loved that old rope and wore it out to nothing. With the old rope, I could jump 1,000 - 2,000 jumps before I would miss. With this new one I seem to be missing a lot. Every time I miss, the rope hits my bare thighs (I jump in shorts) and leaves a welt, sometimes a little bruise. When it hits me, it hurts a lot. Also, I jump rope barefoot. Sometimes, when I miss, the rope hits my big toes. Not only does that hurt l... Wed, 27 Jun 2012 09:15:40 EST Never jumped rope before... Hi all! I'm Becca, a 19 year old university student from Oxford, England. <BR> <BR> I was on my way back from seeing a friend a couple of days ago, and I popped into a sports shop since I needed some new running socks. There, on sale, was a bunch of jump ropes. I'd heard how good of a workout it could be, so I gave in and bought one! I'm looking forward to incorporating it into my workout routine, and any hints and tips would be much appreciated. <BR> <BR> :) Sun, 17 Jun 2012 08:58:41 EST Trampoline Jumping Hi everyone! I thought I would share something fun and interesting. Sometimes when I am unable to actually go jump rope ( we are doing work in the backyard...and I am lazy to go anywhere else to jump for example:/) I set up my mini trampoline and jump in various ways. From logging in my fitness time on Spark People from using the mini trampoline, it states I do not burn as many calories as jump roping at all ( Jumping rope is still my number one calorie scorcher!), but it is fun and can add v... Mon, 11 Jun 2012 12:26:46 EST Monthly Challenge: June 2012 <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> This month, it will be a jump rope fitness test! <BR> <BR> Set your starting point for your jump rope: <BR> - 1-MIN JUMP: how many jumps you can do in 1-min <BR> - NON-STOP JUMP: how long you can jump non-stop <BR> - TABATA JUMP ROPE: how many sets of 4-min tabata workout you can do (1 set equals 8 rounds of 20s high intensity jump and 10s rest) <BR> <BR> You can either do all three tests in 1 day or one test ... Sat, 2 Jun 2012 07:49:48 EST Monthly Challenge: May 2012 Congrats to everyone who has joined last month challenges! I'm so happy that there were even some who exceeded their Maximum Total, WooHoo!!! <BR> <BR> For this May 2012, we have our main goal and mini goal, similar like last month. I think it's fun to have big and small goals :D <BR> <BR> ## For May 2012, aim for MAXIMUM TOTAL JUMP by end of the month! ## <BR> Those who got total jumps more than their goal last month, how about increase your goal for this month? Perhaps last month you hav... Tue, 1 May 2012 01:45:02 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 28 Apr 2012 18:38:51 EST Hi I am new Hi my name is Eddie. I am married with 4 kids under the age of 5 so I didnt join the 7 hours a sleep a day that would never happen hahah. My wife and I run Half marthons I want to skip as a cross training exercise. So I am excited to join your team Tue, 17 Apr 2012 08:43:06 EST Excited to begin jumping, but scared-- My rope is weighted, and it is the right length. It is still in the box. Any motivation help for me? I'm afraid I cannot jump. I'd slam on anyone who wrote stuff like this and posted it. What silliness. Help! Sun, 1 Apr 2012 13:49:06 EST Monthly Challenge: April 2012 Congratulations to those who achieved March's Monthly Challenge, WooHoo! And those who just started or nearly got your goals (I'll consider you nearly got your goals when you start jumping!), this month is another chance :D <BR> <BR> For April 2012, aim for Maximum Total Jump by end of the month! <BR> Aim for at least 500 jumps. Or maybe 5000 jumps. If you jump daily at least 60 jumps, how about 2000 jumps :D Whatever number that you choose, always keep track, whether offline or online. I'l... Sat, 31 Mar 2012 20:12:52 EST Doctor Oz Once I saw on tv, Doctor Oz, a "jump rope" with no rope! The handles were weighted some way, and they worked the same as if they were connected by a rope! <BR> I was thinking it might be a good way for me to begin, since I'm older and "weighty" and wouldn't want to trip on the rope and fall when I'm just starting out...especially since I don't know whether I'll even be able to get my feet off the ground!!! :D <BR> <BR> I have looked for such a thing, but without luck. Have you heard of ... Wed, 21 Mar 2012 18:33:01 EST hello everyone I am 5"1 and i want to lose about 20 pounds. I just need some motivation to stick with it so i am going to need lots of support. I tend to get off track alot. Thats why joining this jump rope challenge will help me keep on track. Sat, 17 Mar 2012 19:39:52 EST Hello Everyone!!! I find it really hard to not binge eat at night after dinner between 8 and 11pm. What can I do to stop this? any suggestions? Tue, 13 Mar 2012 07:58:32 EST Monthly Challenge: March 2012 How was your February, I hope you all did great with your weekly jumping minute goal :D <BR> <BR> For March 2012, aim for Maximum Total Jump by end of the month! <BR> Don't be afraid to aim high, that can help you to get more motivated and it will be more challenging. If you just started jump rope, you can try smaller number, for example if you're doing daily 60, how about aim for 4000 jumps? <BR> <BR> My goal is 5000 jumps! Wed, 29 Feb 2012 06:28:27 EST jump rope question please help hi team, i have never jump roped before since highschool. i am 5 feet tall and want to know of some good names of ones i could buy. i would like to have one that has some sort of weight on the handles and not some cheap thing a kid would buy. any suggestions? Tue, 28 Feb 2012 19:35:58 EST Glad To Be Here Call me Marge.I am divorced with two grown children.As of this year,also semi retired.I would like to spend this stage of my life enjoying my family and friends.I also need to take better care of myself.A 10 -20 pound drop in weight is the reason for joining SparkPeople. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 14:56:07 EST hello everyone I'm so elated to join this jump rope challenged seems fun and i'm already motivated!!!!!!!!!!! Sun, 19 Feb 2012 21:46:26 EST Hello from TN It has taken me awhile to get here, but I am determined to lose the weight for all of the right reasons! <BR> <BR> -JDH Mon, 13 Feb 2012 22:37:10 EST Hello I joined the team today hoping to help me with my weight maintenance goal. So far I am able to maintain the weight for 7 weeks. Need something extra and variety to my exercise routines. so I am giving <em>318</em> a shot! Sun, 12 Feb 2012 08:59:00 EST building staming i try to jump for 5 min. increments for total of 20 mins. (i only started jumping 4 days ago). <BR> i need help building my stamina (all over, arms & legs) for at least! the 5 mins. <BR> <BR> i run/walk/jog on my alternative days, any other suggestions? <BR> <BR> btw, i jump on my weight lifting days, 3x wk. Fri, 10 Feb 2012 11:31:03 EST Hi, Everybody! I need to lose weight! I want this to be the year I get thin and fit! Wed, 8 Feb 2012 20:54:40 EST Aloha--- formerly of Maui The last stubborn 10 pounds after the first 35 will just NOT go away...I am trying this online tracking and accountablity method. Going at it along has not worked the 6 months and while I have the knowledge to lose the weight, the motivation and follow-through are somewhere else, not here. While 10 pounds may not seem like a lot, the 35 was a huge accomplishment and I really would like to have the last 10 leave me forever like the 35 has. <BR> <BR> Live alone, work 10 hour days, am an extre... Tue, 7 Feb 2012 18:23:29 EST Hi :) So I am a professional procrastinator. I am working slowly on changing that <em>36</em> Cool fact, a few days ago I was telling my hubby that I wanted to start jump roping. So here I am <em>20</em> Until I can actually get a jump rope I will just have to use what I can find, lol. Another fact about me, I use way too many emoticons <em>211</em> Tue, 7 Feb 2012 16:02:56 EST Hello, Just a student trying to get in shape! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm just a college student who is tired of looking in the mirror and seeing no changes, so I was told to join this website for tips and support by my professor. I'm extremely new here, but I would love to get some tips and advice from other people! <BR> <BR> I am currently having a hard time getting an exercise and eating routine down due to my extremely busy schedule. I currently work 2 part-time jobs and go to school full time. One job requires me to be up at 3a.m. ... Mon, 6 Feb 2012 09:20:28 EST Hi there. I decided last month I wanted to start jumping rope, than I joined an Idle Ironman challenge and jumping rope just didn't happen. But this month is the month I am going to start! <BR> <BR> Sat, 4 Feb 2012 12:36:00 EST Newbie :) Hi everyone, my name is Missie and i love the idea of this team! I loved jump roping as a child and teen so this team is a great way for me to get back into it!! Looking forward to seeing what challenges i can accomplish <em>224</em> <BR> Happy Jumping!! Wed, 1 Feb 2012 08:54:32 EST looking forward to joining the team Hi, just joined the team and want to get a jump rope that will work for me. Do you have any recommendations on what rope to get? I would like something that will adjust to my size since I am short only 5 foot. <BR> thanks Wed, 1 Feb 2012 08:27:51 EST Monthly Challenge: February 2012 For this month, let's aim how many minutes we can jump for every week. Maybe you want to have one value for all weeks of February or keep increasing the number :D <BR> <BR> My goal is total 30 minutes jumping every week! <BR> <BR> SPARK YOUR DAY WITH JUMPING!!! Tue, 31 Jan 2012 09:17:34 EST Glad to join the SparkPeople community! Hi everyone! I just joined SparkPeople and am really excited! I have always been fairly consistent about exercise, but have gotten sort of complacent lately (I call it sleep jogging now)! I'd like to shake up my fitness routine with more intensity , maybe something like jump roping or tennis. <BR> <BR> On the nutrition side, I have the diet of a high school kid (but not the metabolism), so I really need to improve my diet habits. Along the way I would like to lose a few pesky pounds th... Thu, 19 Jan 2012 10:58:13 EST Monthly Challenge: 2012 January Happy 2012, Jumpers! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has excellent start of the year! I wish I had a bright & sunny start but this time, I have a furry patient to take care, a challenge to give the medicine, haha. Anyhow, make reachable but still challenging goals this year and hope all of us get everything and not give up too early! <BR> <BR> Our latest monthly challenge, it will be weekly time challenge. <BR> For every week, do 3 days of 500 reps of a jumping style and keep track your time length... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 05:12:11 EST Monthly Challenge: December 2011 Hi Team! <BR> <BR> For December 2011, it's a very simple challenge: <BR> The last 31 days of year 2011, aim your highest total jumping! Whether you want to be specific (total jumps for different jumping styles such as jumping ropes, jumping jacks, frog jumps, jumps on trampoline, etc etc) or you can sum up all of your jumps, whatever techniques or types that you use. <BR> <BR> I'm aiming for 10K jumps this December, what's yours? Tue, 29 Nov 2011 21:18:46 EST newbie here.. hello everyone hi, I'm anna 22 years old from Philippines.. i want to lose weight to be healthy, i feel sick with this body i couldn't imagine how unhealthy i become now, i want to feel lighter and healthier once again.. last year i tried to lose weight by eating 4 meals a days in small portion and 30 means jump rope, i lost 6 lbs in 3 weeks but eventually i feel bored and locked of motivation so i stop working out and eating bad foods again, i feel weak and this time i promise myself that i really have to ... Tue, 29 Nov 2011 18:30:58 EST Monthly Challenge: November 2011 Hi fellow jumpers! <BR> <BR> This month challenge is find strength workouts that use rope-alike objects such as the resistance band, towels, scarves and even the jump rope! There are so many to be found in the different sources or you can modified the normal exercises that you do. <BR> <BR> Good luck and have fun! Wed, 2 Nov 2011 00:17:21 EST Monthly Challenge: October 2011 Hi Team, fellow Jumpers! <BR> <BR> It's time for a little bit twist for our monthly challenge! <BR> <BR> This month, do quickies of not-jumping-rope plyometric exercises throughout the days. You can do this first in the morning, during breaks at work or if you've lots of courage (unlike me, haha), do it in the public places like shopping malls, airports, while in queues. <BR> <BR> But what a minute, what is plyometric? Taken from <link><BR>rkouts/a/Plyo... Sat, 1 Oct 2011 10:45:30 EST Hello Hi, I'm new to the group and wanted to drop in and say hello! I've been looking for something short and sweet to do in the morning before I go to work so I've joined the team goal of 10 minutes in the morning 3x a week. <BR> Have a great weekend! <BR> Lynnie <em>30</em> Sat, 3 Sep 2011 18:54:26 EST Monthly Challenge: September 2011 Hi Team! <BR> <BR> I know this is very early but I'll on-off for next two weeks (mostly off the internet, haha) so I post the Monthly Challenge September earlier than usual. <BR> <BR> This month, set your jumping goals - how many times per week, your workout minutes, how many jumps or maybe new jumping style every week, create your goals and tell the team in this forum your progress! <BR> <BR> We have new members every weeks, WooHoo, so visit their pages, encourage or/and challenge them - ... Sun, 28 Aug 2011 00:26:27 EST Calf Stretches & Strengthening SP has several calf stretches and some calf strengthening exercises. As others have been talking about it, stretching before and after jumping is so important! <link><BR>es.asp?exercise=503 </link> and <BR> <link><BR>es.asp?exercise=504 </link> and <link><BR>es.asp?ID=132&from=fitness </link> I've been doing calf raises on a step. My hands use a wall for balance. I do this in ... Thu, 25 Aug 2011 11:26:05 EST Monthly Challenge: August 2011 Hi Teams! <BR> <BR> For August 2011, post your August goals - how frequent you want to jump, what's your daily/weekly/monthly jumping goals, do you want to try new jumping techniques/workouts, etc etc. <BR> <BR> Spark Your Day With Jumping! Sat, 30 Jul 2011 23:42:44 EST July 2011 Challenge - Week 4 For July 2011 Challenge, Week 4, see below for the plan: <BR> - Day 1: Any jumping style from Week 1 with reverse motion <BR> - Day 2: Any jumping style from Week 2 with reverse motion <BR> - Day 3: Any jumping style from Week 3 with reverse motion <BR> - Day 4: Combine Day 1 to Day 3 into one workout <BR> <BR> Reverse the way you always jump (whether the rope goes to front or back first), another trick to make the jumping more challenging! <BR> Try to do at least 5 sets of 20 jumps per jump... Thu, 21 Jul 2011 23:55:48 EST Barefoot Jumping Does anyone else skip rope barefoot? I finally took off my shoes this week and it is wonderful. It makes me so happy. I jump on a wood floor. I hear, for pylometric (jumping) type exercise, barefoot is the way to go. Fri, 15 Jul 2011 09:28:36 EST July 2011 Challenge - Week 3 For July 2011 Challenge, Week 3, see below for the plan: <BR> - Day 1: High Step <BR> - Day 2: Forward & Backward <BR> - Day 3: Jump Rope Jacks <BR> - Day 4: Combine Day 1 to Day 3 into one workout <BR> <BR> Try to do at least 5 sets of 20 jumps per jumping style. <BR> Bonus Challenge: On the fourth day, do total 1000 jumps of the combination styles or more! <BR> <BR> Tips: <BR> Day 1: High Step - The moderate run with a high knee lift to increase intensity. <BR> <BR> Day 2: Forward & Ba... Fri, 15 Jul 2011 03:38:03 EST July 2011 Challenge - Week 2 For July 2011 Challenge, Week 2, see below for the plan: <BR> - Day 1: Running Step <BR> - Day 2: Cross Step <BR> - Day 3: Squat Jump Rope <BR> - Day 4: Combine Day 1 to Day 3 into one workout <BR> <BR> Try to do at least 5 sets of 20 jumps per jumping style. <BR> Bonus Challenge: On the fourth day, do total 1000 jumps of the combination styles or more! <BR> <BR> Tips: <BR> Day 1: Running Step - A slight jog is incorporated while jumping/skipping over the rope. A slightly faster pace with ... Thu, 7 Jul 2011 09:50:58 EST Something new with something old... Hi Fellow Jumpers! I'm new to the team & even though I bought a nice weighted jump rope a couple years ago, I have not used it until now... <BR> <BR> <em>318</em> Fri, 1 Jul 2011 10:22:35 EST July 2011 Challenge - Week 1 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> For July 2011 Challenge, Week 1, see below for the plan: <BR> - Day 1: Alternate Foot Jump <BR> - Day 2: Side to Side <BR> - Day 3: Single Leg Hop <BR> - Day 4: Combine Day 1 to Day 3 into one workout <BR> <BR> Try to do at least 5 sets of 20 jumps per jumping style. <BR> Bonus Challenge: On the fourth day, do total 1000 jumps of the combination styles or more! <BR> <BR> Tips: <BR> Day 1: Alternate foot jump - The "skipping technique" where feet are alternated up an... Wed, 29 Jun 2011 22:46:58 EST Monthly Challenge: July 2011 For July 2011, I would like to make a little bit different than usual for a change, to spice thing up <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> We will have four week challenge, you can start anytime you want in July but I recommend you to start as early as possible. For each week, there will be 4 days plan. I will notify the team about the team and post the plan in specific forum area. Pick any 4 days of the week (e.g. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday) and do different jumping styles as instructed on... Wed, 29 Jun 2011 21:36:31 EST Looking for half marathon buddies Hi I'm running a half marathon as part of my healthy lifestyle - to take place 31st October 2011. I'm totally inexperienced and looking for any online buddies on here who want to share the adventure of walking/running to help lose weight, get fit, keep motivated. Thanks! Wed, 29 Jun 2011 20:43:27 EST hey hey hey hello everyone, I'm new to sparkpeople, just signed up. I've been exercising regularly for about 5 weeks now and haven't seen any results. I'm hoping that having a nutrition and fitness tracker will help me understand where I'm going wrong so I can start achieving my goal. It's summer time and it's hot outside, I'm ready to hit the beach with confidence. BTW I'm going to buy my jump rope tonight! =D Thu, 23 Jun 2011 22:00:07 EST Newbie jumper Hi- I joined this team yesterday and want to give this a try. I bought an inexpensive speed rope ($9.99) tonight and both my husband and I will see how we do. We are in Sparkpeople together so it is nice to have a buddy right there to do things with. I thought this would be a great way to mixup up our walking, biking each day. It rained off and on most of the day so haven;t tried it yet. Don;t think doing it in the house would be a good idea. Want to see if I can remember how since it... Wed, 22 Jun 2011 22:31:18 EST I need a rope! Hi, <BR> I just saw this team & thought jumping rope would be fun. <BR> I am going to take breaks and do this @ work. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>318</em> Wed, 22 Jun 2011 12:30:23 EST Journey to weight lost Hi, I'm a girl who love to become thin but stay healthy. I'm used to become thin before my weight started to increase about a few months ago. So, I need to lost the weight that I have increased. I aimed to lost 15 kg in 4 months. Really hope that I can do that. Mon, 20 Jun 2011 13:52:45 EST Hey Everybody! I can't believe I never even thought of jumping rope as a way to excercise. I haven't even done it since I was in at least 5th grade. I'm gonna go to the store this evening and get one for myself and one for my daughter. Maybe she'll do it with me. So glad I found this team. Thu, 16 Jun 2011 17:26:53 EST New and without a rope! ;) I'm so new to the idea of jumping rope as a daily exercise that I don't even have a jump rope yet! ;) I was actually thinking of making one, to start out with (and maybe to continue with). I have enough yarn around here, and I have a rope twister I've never even used ... I might as well try it, right? <BR> <BR> But then, it might be easier to put off starting to jump if I have to make the rope. Or maybe I'll put off starting longer if I have to spend money on it. It could go either way. ;) <... Sat, 11 Jun 2011 10:59:56 EST Newbie :) Just joined SparkPeople and saw this team. I enjoyed jump roping as a kid and remember being able to do well during the PE challenges (which considering I was an overweight kid, it was my one "physical" thing I could do and do well!). <BR> <BR> I'm not sure where I'll be doing it. Inside - our house has a basement so if I jump, everything in the houses bounces. Outside - is the more likely candidate but I can just imagine what my neighbors or anyone driving by will think upon seeing a fat la... Thu, 9 Jun 2011 09:35:55 EST Hola! I'm new here. Been on SparkPeople for a little over a month, and (sadly) I'm noticing that a lot of the groups I joined are inactive. And then I stumbled across this one. I bought a jump rope to use at the gym, but since moving, have not felt motivated to use it. It seems like a good way to workout this summer, since I moved to a very hilly neighborhood and jogging is out of the equation for the time being. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to skipping around everyday! :) Wed, 8 Jun 2011 19:43:31 EST Hello Friends Hi Everybody. I have just discovered this website and I am looking towards loosing a few pounds (LOL) - more pounds than I had previously thought. I look forward to learning more from the more seasoned members as I battle this luggage I am carrying around. <BR> <BR> I have an open mind and am eady for this new challenge. Wed, 8 Jun 2011 01:04:16 EST LisaM Hi everyone!! Im Lisa and i'm on a mission to lose 25-30 determined due to the fact im tryn to join the army. Wed, 1 Jun 2011 21:03:40 EST Monthly Challenge: June 2011 It's June, the middle of the 2011! How's your year so far? Wishing all of you have a great time, with the ups and dowsn, accomplishments and plateaus. And for more great things in the second half! <BR> <BR> For this month challenge, June 2011, post your jumping goals here (with or without the rope, how many minutes, how many jumps, etc) and support each other here or through our SPPage. <BR> <BR> My goal for this month, still continue with my progression towards 100 spins per set (currently... Tue, 31 May 2011 20:36:24 EST HI!! im new Hi everyone!! <BR> Im new to sparkpeople and the jump rope challenge! :) Thu, 26 May 2011 18:59:48 EST New Member! Hello Everyone. I just found this group and wanted to introduce myself. My name is Ashley, I am 24 years old with 3 girls. I just found my way back to jump rope recently while outside with my girls. Remember how much I enjoyed it and thought it would be a good way to exercise. I am excited to join you all in this. Wed, 11 May 2011 14:08:25 EST Monthly Challenge: May 2011 Oh, another busy day of lazying around at home - except in the morning, lots of cleaning at various places, various things! And I enjoy whole day that (I'm sorry) almost forgot to post our latest monthly challenge. <BR> <BR> May's here and (gosh!) it's nearly mid-year 2011, how's time flies so fast! This month, post your jumping goals - how many sets, how many spins, how long you're going to jump, etc etc. And try to achive better than that goals! <BR> <BR> Spark your days with jumping! Mon, 2 May 2011 07:13:18 EST Just checking in My goal is to run and do other fun things like jump rope. Unfortunately, my knee problem has kept me from doing these things, but I am walking and working with my physical therapist on strength training in my legs. She said I should soon be ready to begin jumping rope again! Hooray! Tue, 26 Apr 2011 00:21:43 EST I'm on a mission!!! Hello all my name is Cassandra, I'm a 31 year old stay at home mom of 2 VERY active children. My oldest is actually turning 6 tomorrow. My mission is to be healthy for myself and family. I always enjoyed jump roping and my daughter is really starting to get to that age so I want to start it up again for my cardio and an activity to share with my kids. This week is my second week with SP and I am really happy with it all. I am hoping to be able to stay motivated. It is so easy for life to... Tue, 12 Apr 2011 14:11:36 EST new girl :) I just picked up jumping rope about 3 days ago. It was just too hard for me to make it into the gym everyday and I was determined to find something I could do anywhere. I was reading "THE SPARK" one day and Chris Downie mentioned how he used to jump rope when he wasn't able to get into the gym. So while i was shopping the other day I picked up a rope and I feel as if i found the best piece of exercise equipment in the world. (and for just $7) As soon as I started jumping rope I was having SOO... Sun, 10 Apr 2011 23:00:25 EST Might as well JUMP This is so cool to find other jumpers that love this sport. My Name is Michelle and I totally think jumping is cool. I'm 42 and been jumping for almost 3 years, I will never stop! <BR> I feel like everyone should just skip instead of driving 5 seconds away. Fri, 8 Apr 2011 22:49:55 EST Streetskipnplay Hi my name is Michelle, I am 42 years old. I discovered skipping 2.5 years ago when my youngest boy would not allow me to run, go to the gym or anything unless he was in my hand. One day I started skipping while he played and hell marys he started clapping and laughing, the sound and movement was obviously soothing to him! well since then I've started a skipping club and now both my boys are learning to skip. If your having difficulty getting out to be physical, try this and let me know. <l... Fri, 8 Apr 2011 22:37:38 EST Monthly Challenge: April 2011 Hey Everyone! <BR> <BR> Sorry for posting few days late for our new monthly challenge - blame it to my 3-day monthly internal bleeding cramp sensational aka period cramp, haha. <BR> <BR> I've a very good news today - did a free bone-testing while grocery shopping (it was Anlene team doing tests to us unsuspecting shoppers, haha) and I got great result. Probably because my body still young & healthy (hehe) but I think it's must be doing strength training help me a lot. <BR> <BR> So, April C... Sun, 3 Apr 2011 07:27:09 EST Newbie Hi, my name is Becky and I am a 38 year old stay at home mom to 3 wonderful kids. I joined this team about 2 years ago, but due to family problems didn't have time to continue. I am back now with new determination and 30 pounds to loose. Can't wait to try my hand at jumping rope, hope I don't trip too much!! <BR> <em>249</em> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 15:40:35 EST JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! Hey guys! I am new to Spark People and new to jump roping! I bought my first rope two days ago. The first day I could not use it because it kept coiling back up on me again...but last night I was able to jump for the first time. I went for a 45 minute brisk walk, then came home and did four sets of 25!! I stumbled a couple of times on the first round, but the other rounds I was able to go straight through! I am excited to get stronger and to really learn how to do neat things with t... Wed, 2 Mar 2011 10:50:49 EST Monthly Challenge: March 2011 Wow, we're nearly end of first quarter of year 2011 - how are you doing so far in this year <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> For this month, let's us do some light challenges: <BR> - <em>318</em> Increase 10 jumps (for beginner/re-starter) or 50 jumps daily. For example (if you're beginner), today you jump 50x so tomorrow will be 60x and day after, 70x and so on. <BR> <BR> - <em>85</em> Challenge at least one team member in their SparkPage - it's a friendly competition <em>100</em> <BR> <BR>... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 21:42:35 EST Day One - 20 in a row I just got my jump rope today. I tried it out and hit 20 in a row before missing. I can't wait to beat that record! Fri, 4 Feb 2011 23:44:09 EST Monthly Challenge: February 2011 It's February - some celebrate Chinese New Year, others Valentine's Day and there are also others celebrating Prophet Muhammad's Birthday and I think there's Chinese version of Valentine's Day, about fortnight after Chinese New Year, guess February is month of love <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <BR> Whatever you're celebrating, enjoy with your family and friends no hate and hurtful words and actions <em>334</em> . <BR> <BR> This month, the theme will be love and cute bunny so it will be the in... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 08:38:10 EST New to the club I came across this challenge this morning. For the last month I've only been doing the "boring" treadmill. I used to do Muay Thai and have missed the jumping rope part of it. I broke my ankle and had some hardware put in, but am going to try and do my best w/ this. Not only does Jumproping build your stamina but also defines those shoulders. Any inspiration would be greatly appreciated here. I'd love for someone to put up a workout for jumproping that we can challenge eachother with. T... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 08:33:34 EST Fortnight Challenge: Wk 2011, Jan 30 - Feb 12 Some areas rains, some areas snows and other parts probably wish they have rain or snow. Anyhow, drive carefully especially to those in snow/rain season areas as it's not worth it to speed if you will lose your body parts or life and even worse, involve others in the accident! <BR> <BR> We're getting nearer to mid-February, some might be getting panic attack right now, hehe. Here's our team's latest Fortnight Challenge: <BR> <em>216</em> Challenge yourself with new workout, there are plent... Sun, 30 Jan 2011 05:50:16 EST Great Jump Rope Videos I found this in YouTube, you guys might like to try or get inspire! <BR> Jump Rope Training - <link> </link> <BR> <BR> The video also links to a website for boxer training (I think, hehe), can get some tips from the articles and videos: <BR> <link><BR>tm </link> Fri, 21 Jan 2011 19:06:13 EST Fortnight Challenge: Wk 2011, Jan 15 - 29 We're in our mid-January now, hope you guys still active and not letting the New Year Bug bites you (NY bug = make you make great New Year resolutions and before March, you will end up forget/abandon the all, hehe). <BR> <BR> I just realized that SP always ends the week with Saturday, so from now I'll end every fortnight challenge on Saturday, instead of Friday. Here's our new fortnight challenges: <BR> - <em>318</em> Do at least 20 minutes cardio which includes jumping rope on at least 3 ... Fri, 14 Jan 2011 21:26:44 EST Hi I love to jump rope. <BR> although I use to jog for exercise but I still like jump rope the best, esp in cold weather. <BR> anyone got any idea how to make jump rope even funner? <BR> I tried watch the sp jump rope video but somehow its not working, if anyone seen it, tell me how it is Wed, 12 Jan 2011 17:45:55 EST Do You Jump Inside or Outside? I was just wondering since it's winter, does everyone jump outside or do they do it inside? If you jump inside how do you find room if you live in a small place? I live in a trailer and I am tryin to figure out a way I can jump inside since there is quite a bit of snow on the ground. Just curious to read where everyone else jumps at? Wed, 12 Jan 2011 17:30:16 EST Is jumping just as good as everything else? I was just wondering can people really lose weight by jump roping? Is it just as good as any other exercise? Tue, 11 Jan 2011 21:16:47 EST Monthly Challenge: January 2011 Happy New Year 2011, team! <em>409</em> <BR> Let's us start this fantastic new year with our team's January 2011 challenge: <BR> - <em>318</em> 600x jump ropes weekly <BR> - <em>203</em> create a blog post to encourage people to do more jump rope <BR> - Wish at least 5 people in their spark pages, "Happy New Year 2011!" <BR> - updates in this forum what you did for January 2011 challenge <BR> <BR> I'll give special goodies for those who survive this new monthly challenge! Thu, 30 Dec 2010 23:55:38 EST Fortnight Challenge: Wk 2011, Jan 1 - 14 Hey guys, hope you enjoy your holidays, time to spend extra whatever you wish that you did much earlier - times with relatives, vacations, having fun with friends and perhaps get that special something for special someone? <BR> <BR> Let's start our new year 2011 with these fortnight challenges: <BR> - <em>318</em> 5 minutes morning workout daily (need to crank up the wheels after back-to-back holidays!) <BR> - <em>102</em> Get 6 hours sleep on Friday, Saturday & Sunday! <BR> <BR> Post y... Thu, 30 Dec 2010 23:45:32 EST Will Temporary Invisible For Next 7 Weeks! Hey guys, I did not quite a good job with this team and it was (and still is) my best intention to make this team fun, more alive and make jump rope a part of our exciting activities, not just to get slimmer, get toned body and impress others with our skills (I'm very guilty the last one, hehe). Anyhow, I'll be away from SP for next 7 weeks - 49 days, give and take, with no internet connection, going to totally devote myself to my long-awaited religious thing - long story to tell and I hope I... Sat, 6 Nov 2010 06:39:10 EST Jump rope is cool hi i'm fluffysue1. Thaught i'd drop by and introduce myself.I jumped rope before i had my son everyone thaught it ws funny until they saw the results. <BR> <BR> After having my son i'm left over weight but i'm determind to get my slender sexy body back no matter what.I braught a sports type jump rope ages ago and after accidently coming across this team i joined and set about my 60 jumps straight away. <BR> <BR> I'll change my goal when my knee is better but for now its 60 jumps per day.Just wondering if i'v ... Fri, 5 Nov 2010 16:12:22 EST Jump Rope Success Stories Are they're any of you who have lost weight jumping rope? I'm asking because success stories help motivate me to keep on pushing. And well I've always been interested in jumping rope. Sat, 30 Oct 2010 21:33:20 EST Just bought first rope Well not really, actually it is like my third rope, I just haven't used any of them I bought an actual,"rope" rope, and my daughter said it was to light to work. This weekend a found one of the beaded ropes and plan on using it for the first time tonight! I can't wait! I bought my daughter one to, thought instead of taking turns we could jump together! Hope this helps me lose weight! Wish me luck! Tue, 26 Oct 2010 12:51:17 EST Hi from Chi Hello all! So happy to be part of this team! I actually joined in the Summer but I fell off the horse due to my lack of motivation. However, I've rebooted and am aspiring to lose 20 pounds by my 40th birthday in February! I joined the 15 minutes a day goal and I just finished my first 15 minutes!! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to hearing about all your future successes! <em>224</em> Tue, 12 Oct 2010 22:31:14 EST I jump with a non-jump rope Hello! <BR> <BR> I don't know if they're still in business, but I finally found a way to keep at jumping rope: Jump Snap. Handles with parts of rope to make it feel as though I am jumping with a full rope. Now no tripping. I can add weights to it--well, one day. <BR> <BR> HOWEVER, I'm still not consistent. I've got an AeroJump DVD--serious jumpers with 12 levels. I can do level one--about 20 minutes with warm-up. <BR> <BR> THUS, I am happy to have found this group after doing the 10" onlin... Sat, 9 Oct 2010 23:50:39 EST Have rope, will jump. I'm Juice. And I just started jumping. I only do 10 minutes a few times a week for now, and when I do, I don't jump the whole 10 minutes...I am 220 lbs at 5'7", and my knees will not be happy if I jump too much. <BR> So I walk in place to warm up for a few minutes, jump for 15-30 seconds, walk for 30-60 seconds. <BR> And so far I haven't face planted. <BR> But I prefer to jump barefoot on just seem to get in the way. <BR> Anyone jump barefoot? I land on the balls of my feet any... Fri, 8 Oct 2010 19:45:58 EST Challenge October 2010 It seems that we've never have montly challenges, so here goes! <BR> #1 <em>194</em> Drink 10 glasses of water <BR> #2 <em>318</em> Increase 50 jumps each week. Say first week you jump 100x, next week should be 150x. <BR> #3 <em>334</em> Give smiley to at least 5 members' spark page! <BR> <BR> Spark Your Day With Jump Rope! Thu, 30 Sep 2010 05:45:44 EST What Makes You Jump? I always admired those people who are so dedicated with their jumping, even ascending to the higher level of jumping skills - thanks to YouTube, can see lots of variation new jumps! <BR> <BR> I love to jump rope as it's one of activities that can make me laugh even if I make mistakes - accidently fell while running and see if you be burning with embrassement or laughing, hehe. And just for few minutes per day compared to most of other cardio exercises, I can feel the burn for long time! <BR>... Tue, 28 Sep 2010 20:41:07 EST Newbie here. Hello All! I just joined SP September 23. I'm looking forward to getting in shape. LETS DO THIS! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>265</em> Sat, 25 Sep 2010 02:54:09 EST Ipod Issues How do you wear your ipod while you jump? I have no pockets on my gym pants, and can't find any that have them that fit comfortably. Any advice? Sat, 11 Sep 2010 21:36:18 EST Good exercise bra suggestions??? Hi All, does anyone know of a good exercise/workout bra for the bustier women? Presently for good support, I have to wear 2 bras at a time, and I was wanting to see if there was a really good bra out there to help me out...let me know, thanks! <BR> <BR> Linda <BR> Thu, 12 Aug 2010 05:38:39 EST Hello everybody! I am new to the jump rope challenge. I have been jumping the rope since I joined SP (February 2010) <BR> I could jump up 40-50 steps so far.... want to increase some.. <BR> <em>334</em> <em>318</em> Tue, 1 Jun 2010 22:01:47 EST Safety tips for jumping rope while over weight does anyone have any tips for starting jumping rope while you are overweight? I am 5'6 and weigh 264lbs. I am just starting to get into exercise and want to know if its safe to jump rope at this weight? Sat, 15 May 2010 18:27:34 EST Want to jump. Ankle says "No we're not." Hi everyone! I joined this group and have my rope, but still have an off-and-on tender ankle. So caution prevails. Don't want to make this worse by jumping too soon. Anybody been through something like this? <em>38</em> Thanks! Mon, 19 Apr 2010 16:23:53 EST Hello Hi Everyone. I am excited to be on the jump rope team. I think jump roping is fabulous and one of the most efficient ways to burn fat! I have been jump roping for the past month or so and gradually increasing my length of jumping time and interval length. I have been averaging 10-20 min of jumping 5 days a week for the last couple of weeks and am wanting to do it daily! I also think that jump roping makes you feel happier because when one is really excited, they naturally jump up and down... Thu, 15 Apr 2010 15:43:20 EST Starting my new life as a whole Hello fellow personal revolutionists, <BR> For a good portion of my life I considered what I looked like to be the most important thing abuot me. Until one day I looked in the mirror and found I couldnt stand the person that I saw. In my quest to become the person I truely was and would truely be proud to be I lost sight of my appearance goals and the pounds packed on. <BR> It is a hard place to be when what you have worked so hard on internally is no longer visible externally. It is also ha... Thu, 1 Apr 2010 12:04:42 EST Hello... Hi everyone, I am new to the team as well as new to jumping rope. I am very excited! Let's do this! <BR> Lin Mon, 1 Mar 2010 05:34:46 EST Hi from Wisconsin Hi, I am new to this group but I love doing the jumprope workout so I thought I'm going to go for the challange! Wish me success! Sun, 21 Feb 2010 09:24:52 EST HI From TN HI, I am April and I am so happy I found your spark team. I Love to jump rope and look forward to some challenges! Have a great night! Wed, 17 Feb 2010 19:24:50 EST Jumping vs jogging Hello! I'm new on the team. And I'd also like to ask if anyone knows if Jumping is better than running or is a matter of opinion? <BR> <BR> Hope to hear from ya soon! <em>213</em> Sun, 14 Feb 2010 05:19:30 EST Hi everyone I had been apart of this site before, but my goals were set to "maintain" and so I never got many results because my diet was still much higher in calories. At the time, of course, I wasn't too interested in losing weight. Now I have a new account for "losing" even though I don't wish to lose much. I mainly want to lose some body fat, tone up and strengthen my muscles, and just have better cardiovascular health. For exercise, I enjoy Zumba (my favorite), yoga, running, swimming, elliptical, f... Mon, 8 Feb 2010 09:59:51 EST jumping rope very interesting I remember jumping rope in elementary school and jr. high. but after that it was gone. I loved doing chinese jump rope, double dutch and just jumping. I want to experience that feeling again. So sign me up for the challenge and let me go!!! Happy Jumping. <em>185</em> Tue, 19 Jan 2010 21:35:00 EST Jump Rope For Christmas !!!! My Husband is the greatest he knows how challenging it is to keep the weight off (25lbs down). I needed a new workout regimen. This jump rope is my new friend to get me started . I will start Dec 26th , Chalets my self to start jump rope for 2 mins straight for 1 week, every week add on 1min. <em>442</em> Merry christmas, on my way to family house for dinner. Fri, 25 Dec 2009 19:11:56 EST Hellooooo Hey my name's Jon and I'm new here. So, just curious, how much time do you spend on your jump rope workouts team? Mon, 7 Dec 2009 14:21:42 EST Hello everyone!! Hi all!! I am new to the team but not to SP. I've been here a while. Slowly but surely getting to where I want to be. <BR> <BR> I have a jumprope and don't use it. I bought it intending to but just havn't done anything with it. I came across it the other day and it is just sitting there. I found this team by chance from someones sparkpage I was visiting and decided this was going to the time I get to use the rope. <BR> <BR> Yippee!! Fri, 13 Nov 2009 14:36:04 EST Dusting off my jump rope Hi, <BR> <BR> I have been on SP since April of 08..ok, I fell of twice. Now I am dusting off my jump rope in order to loose the last 10 seems that I may have hit a plateau. <BR> <BR> Let's get this group active again! <BR> <BR> Nikki Fri, 13 Nov 2009 10:49:50 EST Hello Everyone Hi, <BR> I just found this team. <BR> I love to jump rope and I use it often as a part of my circuit training. Nothing keeps my heart rate up like jump rope. <BR> I usually do the elliptical for 5 minutes/jump rope 100x then back to elliptical for 5 and jump rope again 100x. I do this until I've jump 1,000x. <BR> It's a killer workout and I burn tons of calories fast. <BR> <em>7</em> Mon, 19 Oct 2009 14:50:05 EST Motivating Music for jumping Okay, I was wondering how I can add some interest to the team and encouragement to jump. This is what I came up with. I use this song EVERYDAY for running on the treadmill. I can now run for minutes, up to 6 minutes w/out stopping since using this song. <BR> <BR> Basshunter : Now You're Gone <BR><BR>7E <BR> <BR> I'm into techno and party music so dont know if it will work for u. <BR> <BR> Feel free to post your workout tunes here. <BR> <BR> Al... Tue, 13 Oct 2009 04:19:06 EST Let's write to Oprah! There is a link on where anyone can write in and suggest a show topic. Here's the link: <BR> <BR> lu <BR> gId=216 <BR> <BR> I just wrote to Oprah at that link and suggested making SparkPeople and Chris Downie a show topic. <BR> <BR> Here's what I wrote (simple and to the point): <BR> <BR> Please consider having a show about and it's founder Chis Downie. His vision has created a website that has encouraged 1,000's of people ... Thu, 8 Oct 2009 15:49:48 EST JumpRope Anyone? Looking for buddies ... Hello! I found my way to this message board because I have decided to take my jump rope down from its hanger and start using it. My father gave it to me as a gift many years ago - it is a good sturdy natural rope-type with nonslip handles. <BR> <BR> I am going to start with baby steps and make 15 jumps today ... not much but a start. Who is with me? I am also open to any suggestions, as I have been pretty sedentary for so long and need to motivate myself bigtime. <BR> <BR> Happy Jumping! ... Wed, 23 Sep 2009 16:04:05 EST Am I too Old for this? I haven't jumped rope since i was about 10 -- about 45 years ago. <BR> <BR> I did jump rope with my niece a few months ago, and I think I lasted all of about 30 seconds. But i've been reading about the cardio benefits of jump rope, and really want to do this. I just wondered if i can do this now? Sun, 20 Sep 2009 10:09:47 EST Great team I just read an article by Chad Waterbury and he said that the best warm up for any exercise is to jump rope for 5 minutes. I went out and bought a rope. I look forward to many minutes of jumping with you guys everyday! Sun, 13 Sep 2009 08:05:08 EST Bonjour. Ola. Hello. Third time is a charm, right? <BR> <BR> I am madly in love with my best friend, I am graduating from university, I am moving to Scotland to complete my masters, and I am blissfully traveling the world over. What more can I ask for? <BR> <BR> 10 pounds lighter maybe? and some awesome new Spark friends. Mon, 7 Sep 2009 18:15:11 EST New Here Hi, I've had this jump rope for about 3 years now and have used it on and off. I need to lose about 100 pounds and I need to start some sort of workout routine. I saw this team and thought this might just be what I was looking for. I'm starting tomorrow morning. Wish me luck. Sun, 2 Aug 2009 22:33:22 EST 1000,count of jump rope,,,,,, do anyone know 1000 count of jump rope,how many estimated calories burn,just curios to know,. Wed, 8 Jul 2009 10:12:08 EST Newbie Hi, I'm a 37 year old mom of 3 who has gained weight with each pregnancy. I have about 20 lbs to loose and can't wait to get started. I am really excited about this team and my new challenges. <em>104</em> Mon, 6 Jul 2009 18:11:02 EST Aerosculpt/Jump C.T.B.S. This is a jump rope dvd from Michael Olajide. It was a great great workout. Really felt it in my abs even though I did not do a single crunch or specific ab work. Mon, 18 May 2009 21:30:31 EST Hi! Stopped Lurking. ..Joined Team Hi Everyone: <BR> <BR> Jump rope lover here. I've been checking in on this team for months but never saw much activity until now. I love jumping rope, it is one of my main forms of cardio, and was dying to share and compare my experiences with others. <BR> <BR> I jump rope 2-3 hours throughout the week in 30 and 40 minute intervals. I workout to the Spark jump rope video (I jump all the way through, no marching in place) and at the end of the 10 mins. I stretch for a couple of minutes then... Sat, 16 May 2009 15:34:02 EST Hi! I'm new to jumpin. I was playing around jumping rope with my daughter the other day and had so much fun, I decided to go out and buy myself one. After looking around it seems to be a really good tool to have in my weight loss arsenol. Any tips you guys have I am all ears! Have a good night. Wed, 13 May 2009 20:27:08 EST Another Newbie Hello All, <BR> I bought my jump rope about two months ago and gave it a try a couple times, but just was not sure how to even begin. I am so excited to have found this team, I remember jump roping when I was younger and I loved it. I have been looking for some sort of cardio that i could fit into my day with the the kids or once they are in bed since my husband works the night shift now and I think this is it!!! Tue, 12 May 2009 18:32:37 EST The High Impact of Jumping Rope...Good or Bad? I think we all know that jumping rope is a bit higher impact than other exercise. I've read up that there are ways to lower the impact, but as I saw some posts on bad knees, sore feet, etc. I started to wonder. <BR> <BR> What do you think? Is this impact good or bad overall? <BR> <BR> Yes, most everything is good in moderation, but let's try and define that. I signed up for the jump-rope-15-min-a-day challenge. This is 5-6 days a week I think. I run on a treadmill 5 days a week. Will combin... Tue, 12 May 2009 12:06:19 EST Hi! I'm new. JUMP JUMP JUMP!!! I just joined this team and I'm excited to start jumping rope again! I used to jump rope all the time for volleyball back in high school, but today I need to build that stamina back up. I also will be using the challenges to help burn more calories per day. Whoot!! <BR> <BR> <em>185</em> Mon, 11 May 2009 12:20:02 EST Hi from Texas-Just Joined Hello everyone! My name is Christi and am needing something to break up my working boringness and remembered I have a jump rope so why not use it? I have also hit a plateau and am hoping this is the thing to get the weight loss going again. I can't wait to meet all of you!! Sat, 9 May 2009 19:37:32 EST Hi All I dusted off my jump rope a few days ago and thought I would give it another go. Starting out small, about 50 jumps at a time. So far so good. But I will take the advice to increase it, at least a little every day. I'm interested in the rubber mat, is there a special kind? I'm jumping on concrete and would appreciate any tips to make it less stressful on the legs. Mon, 4 May 2009 23:13:23 EST Just joined the team... Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I've got a jump rope in my office - if you could see my space you'd understand why! I've got about 300 sf and sometimes I just want to move but don't feel like going for a walk so I break out the jump rope! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to challenges and getting to know you all. <BR> <em>213</em> Mon, 4 May 2009 13:09:59 EST newbie, hi all am christina just jion the team cos i love jump stuff,hope to get to know and find sum help tips from the team. Wed, 29 Apr 2009 20:42:02 EST Hello Hello...I just started jump roping a few days ago and love it! I am realizing quick that it's not as easy as it was when I was 12. I am still getting the balance and speed steps! Went for 3 minutes straight today and mixed in bicycle crunches; did that for about 20 minutes, WHOO... <BR> I would love to learn more! Tue, 28 Apr 2009 20:48:49 EST Hi from MN Hi All, <BR> I thought jump roping would be fun plus I need more cardio!!! <BR> <BR> I still have to buy a rope.....but for now I'm just a jumping & a jogging!! Mon, 27 Apr 2009 19:42:56 EST jump rope challenge newbie I've been jumping rope for a few months now. It was really hard at first. I went from being the double dutch queen as a teen to miss clumsy jumper as an adult! It took me forever to get the rhythm BUT I GOT IT NOW!!! I started jumping doing coach Nicole's 10 minute demo and now I just love it! It's simple and inexpensive AND I can do it anywhere. My exercise choices are 10-20 minutes of jumping rope followed by interval walking 30-45 minutes 3-4 days week (sometimes Leslie Sansone's WATP vide... Thu, 16 Apr 2009 20:14:02 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 7 Apr 2009 11:50:54 EST body changes/ex xperiences Hi everyone! I was wondering how many days a week, and for how long, other team members jump rope. For the novice/experienced jumpers, how long has it taken you to see body changes? Sun, 1 Mar 2009 18:26:45 EST Cramping Feet Hi, <BR> <BR> I've just started jumping rope (well, again, if you count 2nd grade), and I'm having problems with my feet cramping up. Does anyone else have this problem or any suggestions of solutions or after-care? <BR> <BR> Cheers, <BR> Thu, 26 Feb 2009 22:26:24 EST Off topic but there is a new post on my blog! Hi everyone! Just wanted to let everyone know there is a new post on my blog as of 2/23/09. <BR> <BR> Please come check it out, leave a comment and subscribe if you like...I appreciate the feedback ;) <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Mon, 23 Feb 2009 15:27:24 EST Hi Everyone, I'm the Newbie My name is Danielle from Euclid, OH. I have been with for about 4 weeks now. I am trying to stay on track with my healthy eating habits but it is hard. I NEED LOTS OF MOTIVATION. Just joined the 100 Jumps goal and the 15 min jump rope goal. I will make sure I motivate myself to do these goals. Fri, 20 Feb 2009 13:04:27 EST Hi from Europe ! Hi ! <BR> <BR> Just joined the team. I'm also new on SparkPeople and hope to loose weight (my three pregnancies left me quite a few extra pounds) and learn to be (and stay !) fit & healthy.... Wed, 28 Jan 2009 12:23:04 EST Eco_Girl My name is Kristy. I'm 28 years old and getting ready to finally finish college with a degree in Environmental and Sustainable Development. I've been an off again on again student for years because I've had to pay my way myself. For those of you wondering what that field means that I'm learning how to conserve our earth's natural resources. <BR> <BR> I'm married to a Coast Guardsman and will be moving out of Kentucky soon and onto a coast somewhere...we don't have our next orders... Wed, 14 Jan 2009 12:58:45 EST Hello from KY Hi everyone! My name is Kristy. I've been a member of Spark since June and have been looking for ways to add to my cardio workout. Jump rope seems like a good way to do it, so I decided to join the team. I look forward to meeting all of you. <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 14 Jan 2009 12:50:21 EST Will concrete destroy a leather rope ? Will concrete destroy a leather rope ? <BR> <BR> I read elsewhere that concrete isn't good to jump on 'cause it doesn't give, but I honestly have no realistic alternative, so concrete it is. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Mike Thu, 1 Jan 2009 13:21:15 EST Hi Everyone! I love to jump rope and I'm glad to find a team dedicated to it. Are there any challenges starting soon or is this an ongoing challenge? Wed, 31 Dec 2008 23:02:07 EST How do you jump? Hi,I was just wondering how everyone like to jump rope,for me I prefer to jog or run on the spot and do a circle of the rope with each foot,I can last a lot longer like this.I have used the spark jump rope exercise video and I like that too.So,what's everyone's preference way of doing things? Wed, 17 Dec 2008 16:06:13 EST Me too, me too!! Hello everyone! I'm Mariah, and I would love to join this team. I used to love skipping as a child and still enjoy it now, although I can't jump nearly as long as I used to!! I'm aiming to lose 30 lbs and along with walking, I would like to skip my pounds away! <BR> Hope you all have a great Wednesday. <BR> Happy skipping!! Wed, 17 Dec 2008 03:19:06 EST Just joined the Team! Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> I bought a jump rope last summer and began jumping on my patio in the morning. At first I couldn't do more than 5 in a row before tripping up. Within a week, I could do about 75 before tripping. I was shocked at how hard the aerobic workout is. Did I really do this for hours as a kid? <BR> <BR> After a month, I went back to my bad habits. I gained another 10 pounds. Last week I decided to rejoin SparkPeople and get serious. I'm looking forward to the next ju... Sun, 14 Dec 2008 13:36:41 EST iPods -- using the 'features' Greetings "Jumpers" <BR> Does anyone out there know how to use the "BMI" (beats per minute) feature??? (I have the Classic) <BR> I'm a Granny just getting into this activity (& the new technology!). I thought it would be helpful to group together songs with the same BPM -- but, even though the BPM column shows up on my song list on the computer, I can't figure out how to get the actual beats per minute to show up beside the songs. <BR> "HELP"!!! <BR> Joy Wed, 3 Dec 2008 15:17:55 EST Jumps vs. Time Hey I'm new to the team and must say how happy I am to see this. I thought I was a skipping maniac by myself! <BR> <BR> I notice most of you seem to be counting jumps where as I use a timer and go by 1.5 minute intervals. Rest for 20 seconds then go again. I try to do that 15-20 times so 20-30 minutes. <BR> <BR> I've recently started throwing into the mix some reverse or bicycle crunches and/or pushups instead of the 20 second rest which I noticed another member does. Really blasts up the... Thu, 13 Nov 2008 17:13:12 EST New to this team! Hi everyone, I'm Nancy and new to the Jump rope Challenge. Bought a jump rope a couple of weeks ago but haven't put it to use yet. Thought this team might be a good place for me to start. I look forward to meeting you all. <BR> Nancy Wed, 12 Nov 2008 08:02:20 EST new question Hi! I bought a jump rope specifically because I thought it would be a great cardio exercise I could do anywhere. Is there any kind that is better than others? I got the feeling from someone that heavier ropes are better than the ones you would have used in the school playground. Thu, 6 Nov 2008 13:52:16 EST DEGoddess Hi All, <BR> I'm DEGoddess. I joined Spark in June 2008 with about 14 pounds to loose; I've lost 17 lbs and am working on reducing my body fat and adding muscle tone now. Tue, 4 Nov 2008 08:52:48 EST hi everyone I'm Lynn very excited about the jump rope challenge team. I've been working out for about a year now so its time to see if i'm up for the challenge.I'll start Monday morning. Sun, 2 Nov 2008 10:15:13 EST SweetAlee Hi everyone, I'm Alee. <BR> I am co-leader of the team. I have just set up this new thread in the hope of us getting to know each other better. <BR> Each user starts a new topic with their username and says whatever they want to about themselves. We can each chat right here on the forum and know what's going on with each other. <BR> Hope you guys find it useful. <BR> About me, I joined in the beginning of March. I lost a total of 23 lbs. Now I am almost 7 months pregnant. I walk a lot o... Sun, 2 Nov 2008 05:51:10 EST Newbie Hi, I'm A.J. and I live in Cincinnati, OH. I've been loosing weight since the end of June 2008 following a low carb lifestyle. I started exercising mid to late august doing weight training and treadmill as well as swimming. I started adding jumprope a couple of times a week a few weeks ago and have been getting better at it. I was pretty good in High School when I played football, good at least for a lineman lol. I look forward to improving my jumprope skills and times that I can do it w... Thu, 9 Oct 2008 14:07:27 EST New Here!!!! Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I really like this challenge. I will start my challenge soon. Glad I found you guys. I may need some help. Mon, 6 Oct 2008 19:00:06 EST Newbie here Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I really like this challenge. I will start my challenge tonight. Glad I found you guys. Wed, 1 Oct 2008 13:41:06 EST Jumping on the trampoline Hi everyone, <BR> I started a new routine, doing Coach Nicole's 10 minute jumprope cardio 3 times through for a total of a 30 minute cardio session. <BR> But...I started doing it on my trampoline, which is really fun (without the real jumprope, of course). <BR> I jump very vigourously and it does get my heartrate way up there so I know it's a good cardio workout but I was wondering if anyone knows about how many calories you burn doing this on a trampoline versus on the floor? <BR> Thank you! Thu, 25 Sep 2008 20:48:36 EST Another new-to-the-team post! Hi everyone! <BR> Finding this group reminded me that I do, in fact, have a jump rope hidden away in my closet! Time to bring that sucker out and join in, I guess! I haven't jumped in a while, so I guess I'll see how many I can do during tomorrow's workout and go from there. :) <BR> <BR> Great idea for a team, looking forward to meeting you all! <BR> <BR> -Yvonne Mon, 22 Sep 2008 22:32:21 EST How often do you trip? I probably do it at least 20 times in a 10 minute jump rope workout.. LOL. I'm not very coordinated. I'm actually getting better, though. Fri, 19 Sep 2008 13:31:32 EST update on my knee Thought I'd update on my knee. I finally went to the specialist today - good thing I did... <BR> <BR> First a little background - it all started about 3-4 months ago, I was experiencing GREAT pain in my left knee... it wasn't an all the time thing, nor when I walked. It only happened if I put any pressure at all on my knee, and if I bent my knee too much. And of course if ANYTHING bumped/touched it at all it would cause tremedouse pain. <BR> <BR> Anyway, a couple months ago I went to the d... Fri, 5 Sep 2008 21:34:36 EST new to the team Hi! Well I was going through my closet and low and behold guess what I found. <BR> <BR> A Jump Rope. Ok so I guess I should use it. So here I am. <BR> <BR> Plus when I go to gym with my students it would be great to be able to jump with them. I work with elementary school special ed students. But sometimes they let me out and I get to work with general education students who need a little more attention then the PE teacher can give <em>211</em> Sat, 16 Aug 2008 11:19:07 EST New to the challenges Hi all! I'm "new". It's been over a year since I've been here at SP. There are many changes and it looks like there's a ton of great stuff going on here. <BR> <BR> I LOVE this challenge. I just so happened to buy me a jump rope a few months ago and started jumping. I was amazed at how tough it was. I did 30 minutes of jumping, but it was more like intervals, as I can't sustain the pace. But it was fun! <BR> <BR> I'm still trying to understand how to track my goals for the team, etc, ... Sun, 3 Aug 2008 23:25:29 EST CHECK OUT BEACH BOOT CAMP by Jackie Warner This is an effective and extreme workout! It can bust any plateau, and it can be done in 20 minutes! <BR> Effectiveness is really what matters to me! Sat, 19 Jul 2008 21:59:31 EST JUMPING JACK CHALLENGE ANYONE?? Just wondering if you want to join my 50+/Jumping Jacks Daily Challenge? This would be a nice compliment to the rope jumping and you can alternate between the two. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=23861 </link> <em>104</em> Thu, 17 Jul 2008 08:44:38 EST pre-patellar bursitis... Well, I'm off the jumprope challenge for a little while. I've been having terrible pain in my left knee - at first I thought maybe in my sleep deprived state (baby not sleeping through the night and I get on average 5-6 hours of sleep) that I hit it on something... kept waiting for the pain to go away, but it only got worse... <BR> <BR> The last couple days the pain was unbearable, so I finally went to the dr yesterday and he said I have pre-patellar bursitis... I'm on meds to hopefully clea... Wed, 16 Jul 2008 23:39:31 EST Skip Ball Jump Rope??? Guys, how many of u all know about this type of jump rope? Do any of u all have one? Some years ago my young daughter had one and I use to play with her just for fun, I didnt realize how great a workout it was. You can jump for a long time with it and not realize you're actually working out because you're too busy concentrating on counting the rounds the ball makes. <BR> I am working on ideas for next month's challenge. Do u think there is any way we could adjust our normal jump ropes to ... Fri, 11 Jul 2008 05:03:07 EST I still have that 'new' smell I wasn't sure if I was supposed to start a new thread or piggyback on someone else's, but, anyway, here I am. Hopefully this will keep me motivated for a long, long time. Its cool to have a place like this. Tue, 8 Jul 2008 20:08:13 EST New and have a question I am really exited to finally make use of my jumping rope!! But when ever i do use it hurts in the middle of my shins... it's not a cramp... i can feel that pain just touching that spot all the time, so i don't thing its shin splits... <BR> what else could it be?? <BR> Thank you!!! Mon, 7 Jul 2008 12:13:40 EST hello! I just bought this jump rope (it came in a pack deal I got including body and food scale) <BR> <link><BR>/123-productId.184549420_123-catId.176<BR>160825.html </link> <BR> <BR> But I'm wondering if its a bad idea to use the jump rope - I was injured in an auto accident years ago (rear ended by someone while I was stopped) and since have only done low impact exercises... <BR> <BR> I know that jumping rope has lots of great benefits - and would love to ... Mon, 7 Jul 2008 09:18:39 EST July's Team Goal I've just deleted the June's team goal and set up a simpler new goal for July. <BR> <BR> I've set up this in the hope to have a different challenge, one that is easier and encourage more members to just concentrate on the commitment to jump instead of how many minutes they jump. <BR> <BR> Once you've added this team goal, you simply have to check your goal box everytime you jump. There are no minutes to record in this goal, just check the box. <BR> <BR> If anyone has any ideas for more te... Tue, 1 Jul 2008 15:55:54 EST another newbie I'm new to this group and think it's great. I had to relearn to jump rope and still get a little tangled (lol) but now my main goal is to just keep up with the entire 10 minute video. Sat, 21 Jun 2008 21:41:11 EST motivation needed! I need to put an end to my pitty party and get serious about getting back in shape! <em>249</em> Mon, 16 Jun 2008 13:24:31 EST how do i how do i have what you all have a show of my current weight and what i lost i noticed all you have is that bar underneath of ins saying weight 200 down to 150 how do i get that to show up on mine Sat, 7 Jun 2008 13:31:53 EST Pain in the knees after jumping? Hey guys, <BR> I'm new to jumping rope and while I'm loving it (still trying to get the hang of it with the right rhythm, length of the rope, holding position etc.), I felt that every time I jumped, shortly after my knees really bother me and it's quite painful. It feels as if the tendons on the inside by the knee are swollen? <BR> Obviously I must do something terribly wrong? <em>2</em> Am I jumping too high, hence putting too much pressure on the knees when landing? <BR> I jump rope on t... Mon, 2 Jun 2008 19:33:52 EST June's Team Goal/Challenge Hi everyone, I've been chatting with Jamie our team leader about setting up a team goal for June. I noticed a lot of people have been posting the amount of jumps or minutes they did in the forum. But if we had it as a team goal where we can log the amount of minutes we did each day, we would not only build a lot of SP points for our team, we would motivate each other with the challenge. Just some friendly competition. <BR> The idea is this. We log our minutes, not the amount of jumps beca... Sat, 31 May 2008 16:47:02 EST I'll try it! Hi, new to SP and the group. been doing jump cardio for a bit, up to 500 jumps. do we track in jumps or minutes? <BR> later, <BR> 5th baker Mon, 26 May 2008 13:03:13 EST This looks like fun! I always loved jump roping as a girl. We have lots of jump ropes around because I have an 8 year old and a 9 year old. This is going to be great! <BR> <BR> I just watched the 10-minute jump rope work out and it looks great. Sign me up! <BR> <BR> Just did my first 100! (Easy, but I don't want to strain anything!) Wed, 21 May 2008 15:18:08 EST Hi from the TX math teacher Hi yall :) <BR> I was looking for a fun way to get some cardio in, and this looks like it's easy and fun to do :) I was trying the whole jump rope video thing for today's workout video---and found that i'm really good at the jumproping short hops, just not so much the fancy stuff... <BR> <BR> So what i'd like to know from all you more experienced jumpers, has this truly helped you guys burn the calories and fat??? I really want to lose some fat in my breast area and around my middle...and a... Sat, 17 May 2008 21:00:29 EST hi all!!!! :) i just watched the 10-min jump rope cardio workout on "today's feature" <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=1056 </link> <BR> i'm super excited to do it tonight. i have always wanted to get into jump roping (have 2 ropes, and a video!) but it just didn't take off with me. <BR> part of the reason is that it sucks jump roping inside my house on carpeted flooring - and somewhat embarrassed to go do it outside lol. this video looks like it will do the trick for me ... Sat, 17 May 2008 17:46:29 EST Another newbie here! Hello Everyone: <BR> <BR> My name is Tina and I just joined SP today. I've made the commitment to start backing working out in order to improve my health, tone up, and get back in shape. This looks like a fun group and I look forward to getting in shape with you all. Tue, 13 May 2008 20:54:07 EST Newbie here too Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm excited to having found this team! I always wanted to learn how to skip rope (not counting the times as a kid lol) but never really did. My husband does and I'm always impressed how fast he jumps and does all his tricks.. (He jumps ropes since years though; he used to box) <BR> Anyway, right now I've got a twisted ankle unfortunately, so I'll first have to wait until it's gone before I can start jumping, but I'm already very excited! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to g... Fri, 9 May 2008 08:36:05 EST Calling all jumpers!!! I joined the jumprope team quite a while ago, but then stopped doping spark. Have been back at it since April, but where have all the jumpers gone? I admit I havent been jumping since I rejoined. So I am going to start today. Cant even remember how much I was able to do when I left off, so I'll try for 5mins. Tue, 6 May 2008 14:18:18 EST Skippy! Hey, I'm pretty new to skipping, I used to do it when I was training for judo, and did a lot when I first started losing weight a couple of years ago. I'd like to get back into it though, I like a challenge. <BR> <BR> About me; I'm Bron, I'm British, so I'll probably confuse all and sundry by calling it skipping, not jump rope :) <BR> <BR> Bron Sun, 27 Apr 2008 17:15:24 EST New Jumper : ) Hi all, <BR> <BR> just wanted to say hello to everyone :) <BR> <BR> Have just started jumping and am so excited about it!! The only thing is that I think I overdid it a little bit the first few weeks so now both my knees really hurt and I guess I'll have to take a short break. Is very frustrating when all I really wanna do is JUMP!!! :) <BR> <BR> Does anyone else get real sore knees? Was thinking of getting an exercise mat to jump on instead of the carpet. Can anyone recommend this -... Sat, 26 Apr 2008 15:23:56 EST NEW TO TEAM Hello all, <BR> <BR> I am new here and looking forward to getting started. I am new to this site and team. Sun, 13 Apr 2008 11:22:54 EST Removing old topics I know some are helpful... but there are some from '06 that the links don't work anymore. Just an idea to keep the team fresh and current, but still informative. Sat, 12 Apr 2008 18:48:45 EST New to Jump I getting ready to try the workout video..I think it's something I could do in/outside no matter the weather. <BR> I recorded the video to a wave file to put on my MP3 player. <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 Apr 2008 19:15:41 EST Hi Just started jump roping It sure is harder then when I was a kid. <em>198</em> <BR> I think that I will start with every other day right now. Mon, 7 Apr 2008 22:46:51 EST I'm a jumproping newbie! Hello all! I'm a 35 yr old divorced mother of 2 with a renewed love for jumping rope. I haven't jumped rope as much as I could have but I'm going to increase my jumping time. I look forward to the positive benefits of this wonderful...almost forgotten past time. Mon, 7 Apr 2008 18:25:57 EST Punkrope challenge I love punk rock music and I saw an article that talked about jumping rope to your favorite punk tunes. I'm going to set up a play list of 4 or 5 of my favorite tunes and add tunes to my mix as the length of my workout increases! I challenge my fellow punksters to do the same! Post your play lists here so we all have ideas for tracks we want to "rope-out" to. Sun, 6 Apr 2008 23:36:32 EST Love to jump rope! Jumping rope is a great way to add cardiovascular endurance to your routine. I'm not very good at it but practice makes perfect and I enjoy it! I'm going to break out the 4 I have and dust them off. Sun, 6 Apr 2008 23:29:34 EST Jumping a new me in to the worls Hi, I am new to sparks and wanted to join something that I used to really enjoy doing. Sat, 5 Apr 2008 11:44:07 EST jump rope hi! I'm new Sat, 5 Apr 2008 03:05:40 EST Hi I'm new Wanted to try something different, to keep the weight coming off. Hit a plateau. . Lot's of weight to lose. Sun, 30 Mar 2008 17:59:30 EST Hello I saw this challenge and thought it would be great for me. I started trying to get healthy back in November after a bad case of pneumonia which revealed just how bad of health I was in. As of the beginning of March I had lost almost 30 lbs. but now I am stuck. So I'm hoping this will kick up my exercise routine and help with my stamina. I'm so glad some of my friends mentioned SP to me. Wed, 26 Mar 2008 12:36:43 EST Hi <em>213</em> I just ran across this team when I was trying to do the 10 minute jump rope workout. I could not do more than 2 minutes!! I now realize just how out of shape I am, I used to be able to jump a long time,but this was very challlenging for me. It was just then that I realized that I need to do more to get my stamina back. I have been doing Weight Watchers since Jan, also joined SP at the same time. I am down 17 1/2 lbs, I was hoping to be down more, but you have good weeks & not s... Tue, 25 Mar 2008 14:05:10 EST I'm new Hi, I think this idea of being accountable is great. I'm a person who tries to start exercising, but doesn't manage to keep going. I'm hoping that by posting my accomplishments, I will be motivated to keep going. I would like to try this jump rope challenge, but it will probably be a fairly slow start - it's been a while. <BR> Thanks for being available as a support team. <BR> <BR> Rena Mon, 24 Mar 2008 23:32:01 EST Just started I love jump roping, but am so out of shape, used to be in the military & am trying to get back the body I used to have when I was in by the time I'm the big 40. <BR> I found the 10-minute jump rope cardio & jumped for 10 minutes. I really couldn't do all of the things she did, so I went & just did normal jump roping. <BR> <BR> Nice to be here, look forward to getting in shape. <BR> <BR> Gwindy Mon, 24 Mar 2008 21:29:37 EST Jump Rope to a Great Song I have just recently began jump roping, and I have found that it helps a lot to have a great song to jump to. If you can time your song, so you know when it gets to certain spots for starting or stopping your interval training it helps the time fly by. <em>224</em> Mon, 24 Mar 2008 19:20:47 EST New member here Hi all, <BR> <BR> This looks like a great forum. I've jumped rope here and there after reading an article in SP on jump roping. It is such great exercise. I look forward to joining you and trying some of the challenges! <BR> <BR> Angie140 Mon, 24 Mar 2008 18:52:59 EST when I get back from vacation Hi I'm Kathy and just ran across your team! I am going on a short vacation this week, but when I get back I am totally in on this jump rope challenge... I love the idea and hadn't thought of it until I saw the feature today... see you soon! Mon, 24 Mar 2008 11:11:13 EST Another New B Hi, <BR> <BR> My name is Mandy, and I am new to spark people, but not new to the struggle with my weight. I joined this specific group becuase part of my weight loss plan is to jump rope whenever I take my dog out back. By jomp roping while I take the dog out I can get some of my cardio in, during a time when I would just be standing around. <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to getting to being an active member of this group. <BR> <BR> Mandy Mon, 24 Mar 2008 07:41:17 EST I'm new!! Hi! My name is Tiffany and I'm a graduate student at Indiana University. I'm getting my degree in Counseling and I sit for most of the day at my internship. I've gained about 15 pounds since starting school here due to the sitting that accompanies my chosen field. I LOVE what I do, but I need to get more active in order to return to my normal weight and to maintain it in the future! I just got a personal trainer to help me add in exercise (hopefully 3-4 times a week!), so I wanted to incorpor... Sun, 9 Mar 2008 00:31:49 EST Hi all !! I'm new :D Hi all again! <BR> My name is Martina, I'm from Italy... I've bought on internet the Rope Sport intermediate workout and today it's arrived at my home!!! <BR> <BR> I love it!! <BR> <BR> I've tried to do the workout just this evening (without the rope, only simulating the moving because I was in a small room this evening). <BR> <BR> I LOVE "JUMP ROPING"... I hope I can do egain this workout tomorrow with my jump rope too. <BR> <BR> Hi all !!!!!! <em>244</em> Sat, 8 Mar 2008 16:48:56 EST YAY! I'm so excited! I bought a jump rope about 3 weeks ago because it was soooo inexpensive and I know it's such a great activity. Imagine my suprise when I see a spark group devoted to a jump rope challenge!! I'm good for several 2-minute intervals and am working up some stamina... Good luck one and all... Jump On!! Thu, 6 Mar 2008 14:46:28 EST Greetings from an "alternati ive-style" jumper!! Hi, my name is Anita, and I'm from central Ohio. I loved jumping rope when I was a kid, and reached a point in my adulthood where I was too heavy to do it any more. After I actually lost enough weight and got fit enough to try to resume it, I had reconstructive surgery on my foot, that precludes any form of jumping on solid surfaces. Well, I found all hope was NOT lost. I started jumping on a rebounder. This is an amazing workout in and of itself, but I still found that I wanted to add a rope... Wed, 20 Feb 2008 12:08:34 EST Introduction!!! Hey Jump Ropers, <BR> <BR> I'm known as Soulfulremix, and I hope this group will get me jumping, jumping!! I finally bought a rope about a week ago. <BR> <BR> I look forward to using this team to challenge myself with an additonal, fun cardio routine. Mon, 18 Feb 2008 12:54:33 EST Jumping for Balance (and Laughs!) Greetings, all. My name is Jason and I'm new to the group. I started jumping rope a little over 3 weeks ago, and after about 5 minutes of mostly missed jumps, I thought my heart was about to stop. But my 3 year old son's laughter at every misstep and amazement with every jump made me decide to get back at it the next day (and almost every day since), despite the burning calf muscles. I'm currently starting on a program of core exercises and jump rope to increase my balance and flexibility... Mon, 18 Feb 2008 00:56:56 EST Hello Everyone!! Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm new to the team and I'd like to get in on the challenge. I'm so excited and looking forward to jumping rope again...haven't done it in years!! Wed, 23 Jan 2008 09:17:23 EST Oprah's looking for you! Hey guys a friend of mine passed this along to me and I thought I would share it with all of you!! This would be a great way to spread the spark if one of our very own Spark members could get on the Oprah show!!! Here's the info below from the website: <BR> <BR> <BR> Are you a WEIGHT LOSS SUCCESS story? <BR> <BR> <BR> Have you lost a significant amount of weight and kept it off? Have you tried every diet in the book and finally discovered the key to healthy weight loss. <BR> ... Wed, 23 Jan 2008 01:29:39 EST Hi. Newbie here! Long time since I jumped rope! Howdy. I am new to this board. I live in Stockholm Sweden. Born and raised in New York! <BR> <BR> I wanna jumprope. Gotta know the in's and out's. Is there a certain number of minutes to begin or a certain number of 'jumps' to begin? <BR> <BR> I usually Taebo and Weight train but i wanna get a little different cardio slipped in there to shake things up! Give the body a boost in the mornings! Sat, 19 Jan 2008 11:23:57 EST Hi! I'm new -- haven't jump roped in 30 years But I want to try it as a new cardio exercise. I bought my jumprope today and did a whole whopping 3 minutes before I thought I would croak. Does anyone have tips on getting started? Just keep at it? I notice people mention how many jumps they did -- is it better to count time or count jumps, or both? Thanks for your patience with my questions! Thu, 17 Jan 2008 23:40:42 EST Jumproping is hard <em>213</em> Hi! I'm a 27 year old single mom. I work and am going to school full time to get a Masters in Nursing. So I'm a little strapped for time/exercise ideas. Because I'm a single mom and my schedule is killer, my only real exercise option is something at home. So I bought a jump rope thinking it would be a quick easy way to get back in shape. After my first jumping session, I think that I was right except for the 'easy' part. Apparently I need leg muscles to keep jumping for... Sun, 13 Jan 2008 22:29:16 EST Hi, I'm new . . . from Minnesota :) Glad you started this group, it's a good idea. I'll start tomorrow--I'm not sure I can start with 100, but we'll see <em>40</em> Tue, 8 Jan 2008 18:33:15 EST 2 left feet I'm only on day 4 of the challenge but I'm having a bit of a problem. Yesterday I started on the Couch25K challenge and today I can't jump more than 5 or 6 times before tripping up. Tired muscles...WAY frustrating. I think I'm going to have to take a pass on the jumprope today or I might just kill myself when I fall on my face! Truly...I'm usually pretty good at this. Has anyone else had this kind of trouble? Mon, 7 Jan 2008 12:15:38 EST Fast versus slow jump roping? I just had a quick question - I average about 75 double jumps a minute, but I have no idea if that is fast or slow when I'm putting it in the fitness tracker. It certainly feels fast to me, but then, I'm pretty out of shape. <BR> <BR> Help? Mon, 7 Jan 2008 11:09:58 EST New from New York! Hi group! I'm a college grad currently working at the University but also currently applying to grad school. With the stress of work, home, and school I've gained a lot of UNNECESSARY weight! I just recently decided to start jump roping as I have learned so much of its benefits! I'm hoping to really pick up on some great workouts and challenges!!!! Mon, 7 Jan 2008 10:07:29 EST Hello! I'm new. I'm a 37 yr. old SAHM trying to lose that stubborn baby weight/belly fat. I haven't exercised much the past couple of years, so I think that's the key. I'm thinking that jumping rope is a cheap and convenient way to get in some cardio. I plan on starting this Tuesday (doing Callanetics on MWF), so I'll join in on the challenges then. I look forward to getting to know you all better & getting in shape together! Mon, 7 Jan 2008 01:16:03 EST New in AZ I just found this team today! I'm in Arizona with my two shih tzus, husband and soon-to-be-born daughter. I had just lost 4 pounds when I got pregnant, a loss that allowed me to slip back into the overweight category from obese. I have a lot of work ahead of me after my daughter is born, but I'm up for the challenge! Fri, 4 Jan 2008 22:08:48 EST Im new at this At first, I thought ...jumping rope owww I can do that. Well.... I can jump about 175 times at once. I was pusing for 15 mins. (LOL) What a surprize!!!! How long should it take me to actually be able to put in around 15 mins of jumping rope time. I calulated the jumping rope I need at least 15 mins to burn calories that I need to burn. Wish me luck!!! Thu, 3 Jan 2008 13:07:39 EST Roadtrip Exercise I'll be taking a raodtrip this week and will be taking my jump rope. I'm jazzed that I can jump rope anywhere we stay! What a great portable workout! Sun, 30 Dec 2007 02:17:08 EST Hi! I'm new. Hi! I just joined the team today! <BR> <BR> When I joined SparkPeople a few weeks ago, I browsed through the Sparkteams. I was inspired by this Sparkteam to start jumping rope. <BR> <BR> I dabbled with it about a week and a half ago. No jump rope or anything(cuz it's WAY to cold out in Iowa - and no room in my house), but I tried just jumping in place for about 2 minutes. My first time since, oh...about grade school. <BR> <BR> WOW! What a workout! <BR> <BR> I decided that anyth... Sun, 30 Dec 2007 02:11:50 EST Time vs count Hi everyone. I'm new to the site and just wondering if instead of counting skips we can go for time? Glad to be here and am looking forward to having lots of fun. <em>213</em> Thu, 27 Dec 2007 13:13:10 EST Hello! I'm a new girl! Hi! My name is Helen and I love to skip! I look forward to meeting you and joining in with the challenges. I hear it's one of the best way to lose weight. It certainly gets my heart pumping! <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Sat, 22 Dec 2007 15:53:06 EST This is an awesome group! Hey my name is Christyn... I LOVE this idea! <BR> I will keep the main board posted on how I am going... I just wanted to ask does anyone here get shin splints? <BR> There should be a shin splint support group I reckon! I am running to help my bones strengthen and I intermittently get shin splints... I keep telling myself though that eventually I will have healthy strong bones! <BR> Anyway, I will jump rope on my running off-days otherwise I think my skeletal system will collapse! <BR> <BR>... Thu, 20 Dec 2007 06:52:33 EST Hey! I remember back to when I was a kid and I would jump rope for hours. Not anymore. Now it leaves me out of breath after only a few minutes! <BR> <BR> I am going to begin jumping rope again as part of my workouts, because it really is great work. <BR> <BR> Not much to know about me. I am a horse trainer who loves the outdoors, camping, backpacking, and traveling. Wed, 19 Dec 2007 20:01:13 EST