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    Has Anyone Done Jump Rope 'Sprinting'?

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    Hello, I've been doing sprints on an eliptical, and think that it's time to change it up some.

    I don't have easy access to anyplace outside to do actual sprints so am thinking of trying
    them with a jump rope. Has anyone tried this before? Does it give you a good 'out of breath' sprint? I'm going to give it a try tomorrow, but thought that I would check to see if anyone has any experience with it, thanks.

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    This is what I do! I also don't have any nearby access to sprint and I don't like running around my neighborhood. I do them for 30 seconds with 50 second rest in between, don't know if I should add more rest time, but I do get really tired really fast, specially when I don't trip and I'm able to jump for the 30 seconds straight, so for me its a pretty good substitute.

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    Ease into it. If you don't you can injure your Achilles and/or hamstrings pretty easily. Once you can do two minutes of steady state jumping with no problem, then give 10 seconds at the end of every minute a burst and see how you do. After a few weeks of regular Jump rope training your friends will begin to comment on the size of your calves. Mine doubled in size after about a month.

    For a really good workout, try doing one legged jump rope, switching legs every 15 seconds (again, once you are conditioned for the motion pretty well).

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    Thank you both for the information. I just got done, and have to say it is quite different then using
    the eliptical. I did 20 - 30 second "sets", resting for about 10-20 seconds. My legs got quite a
    work out but I do not think that I got my heart rate up as much as doing it on the eliptical. I think
    that will come as I get better at jumping. Do you jump every day or treat it as a 'sprint' as far
    as doing it 2-3 times a week? thanks again..

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    I do sprints occasionally. More often, though, I do jump squats, burpee's, jacobs ladder, plank jumps for 15-30 min interval-style as my "sprints"

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    Thanks for the idea. I totally forgot I had a jump rope. Will do this too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guster View Post
    Hello, I've been doing sprints on an eliptical, and think that it's time to change it up some.

    I don't have easy access to anyplace outside to do actual sprints so am thinking of trying
    them with a jump rope. Has anyone tried this before? Does it give you a good 'out of breath' sprint? I'm going to give it a try tomorrow, but thought that I would check to see if anyone has any experience with it, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by js290 View Post
    Sh*t. That's crazy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guster View Post
    I do not think that I got my heart rate up as much as doing it on the eliptical.
    I should add that when I sprint with the jump rope I don't :jump" persee, but do it "running style" which at least for me gets my heart rate really up. Maybe try it both ways? Happy Experimenting!

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