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    Does anyone do jump rope exercises? I picked one up cheap to play with the kids but was thinking of all the boxer workouts I've seen and thought I'd start incorporating it in my workouts. Not sure if it counts as moving slowly but...

    If you use them, what workouts do you do?
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  • #2
    Ropes are great. Not exactly moving slowly, though. Better for intervals. Good training for barefoot running, as it's pretty hard to jump rope with poor posture.

    Gordo

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    • #3
      I need something to break up the walks and slow jogs. Thanks Gordo!
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      • #4
        You can use it between sets if you work out at a gym to keep your heart rate up. Double unders are a good jump rope work out too.
        "Most men stop when they begin to tire. Good men go until they think they will collapse. But the VERY BEST men know that the mind tires before the body and push themselves beyond all limits. Only when all of these limits have been shattered can the unattainable be reached." ~Dan Gable

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        • #5
          Definitely not for moving slowly. I use mine for intervals. You can really get your HR up.

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          • #6
            Grok wouldn't have had a jump rope so I don't ever use them.

            I kid. They are great, I jump rope often in my warmups, I should incorporate them into a HIT.
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            • #7
              Me!Me!ME! Not in a workout sense, but in a play sense. My church has a lot of little girls from the Virgin Islands and we jump rope on Sundays to all these rhymes. I've got some mad speed when trying to button buttons down Miss Mary Macks Back lol.
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              • #8
                If I can't get to the gym or I'm in a hurry, I just set my BIG DISPLAY digital kitchen timer on 20:00 and do jump-rope intervals (1 minute jumping; 1/2 minute to wipe sweat off my face) till it runs out.

                This is the jump-rope I have: Amazon.com: Buddy Lee's Rope Master Jump Rope: Sports & Outdoors
                I like the swivel at the handles that keep it from tangling up.

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                • #9
                  I love my jump rope. I feel like I can get so much done in so little time, with some interval "skipping", as my favorite workout guru calls it. It's portable, you don't need to worry about finding a place to run, you can do it barefoot. I follow BODYROCK.tv | Fitness Advice, Workout Videos, Health & Fitness | Bodyrock.tv and she incorporates skipping every so often.

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                  • #10
                    I like to jump rope. It's a remnant from an old boxing routine I did years ago with heavy bag and speed bag. I know longer have access to the bags, but the rope remains a staple. I usually use the old boxing procedure 3 minutes of jumping (the round) and 1 minute of rest. I usually go 5 to 7 rounds.
                    Jim

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                    • #11
                      Highly recommended, improves endurance, coordination, nimbleness, and plenty of tricky stuff you can learn. I like to do the old boxing intervals jimdunk mentioned, 3mins on, 1min off. Love it. Defecates all over treadmills etc.

                      If you go shoeless, you'll quickly improve, because it's bloody painful when it hits the toes at full speed. Ouch. Anyway, it can be frustrating, takes a lot of practice and stamina to go continuously for minutes on end. Do it!
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                      • #12
                        The one problem that I have is that the rope keeps getting caught between the toes of my Vibrams.

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                        • #13
                          The New York Times had an article on jumping rope for fitness just the other day. Sounds like it might be a good way to help me build up to sprinting.
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                          • #14
                            When I was a kid, jump roping was MY thing. I used to jump rope for hours, knew all the rhyming songs, could criss cross, double dutched with the best of them.

                            I recently started trying again, and I realized how freaking HARD it is! Holy Cow! If only I'd not stopped! I remember having to stop counting as a kid when I'd get to a thousand or so, because I couldn't count as fast as I could jump. I am now working on doing 100 single unders without stopping. I've got a long way to go, but I'll get there.

                            Though I can hula hoop now, and I couldn't as a kid, so...


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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by huntergirlhayden View Post
                              Me!Me!ME! Not in a workout sense, but in a play sense. My church has a lot of little girls from the Virgin Islands and we jump rope on Sundays to all these rhymes. I've got some mad speed when trying to button buttons down Miss Mary Macks Back lol.
                              She jumped so high, high, high.............................................. ........ WOWOW I remember that!
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