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 Post subject: Re: Jumping Rope: your thoughts?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:12 pm 
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I jump rope everyday as a warm up before kickboxing and it is an excellent exercise. Coordinates your muscles to work together. Gives you cardio and endurance. Good for body rhythem and timing. I've never had knee problems from it nor has anyone I train with and a lot of us do it barefoot everyday.

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 Post subject: Re: Jumping Rope: your thoughts?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 4:19 pm 
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That's it I'm getting me a jump rope...!!!

I've been looking for something better to do warmups with other than running and I think this is it! :P

I watched that youtube video of VeganPotter hitting the jump rope at Vegan Vacation, I've never seen people do that where they only move their feet a few inches of the floor! How long does it take to get that good do you reckon?

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 Post subject: Re: Jumping Rope: your thoughts?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:46 pm 
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RobertSupreme wrote:
That's it I'm getting me a jump rope...!!!

I've been looking for something better to do warmups with other than running and I think this is it! :P

I watched that youtube video of VeganPotter hitting the jump rope at Vegan Vacation, I've never seen people do that where they only move their feet a few inches of the floor! How long does it take to get that good do you reckon?


You're really only supposed to jump just enough so the rope has room to get under you, and then you land "softly" supposedly (I always feel like a hippo landing, no matter how "soft" I land, LOL). So I think the low jumping is more about technique and form than it is about endurance or physical strength. If you find that you're having trouble, make sure your rope is the correct length for you.


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 Post subject: Re: Jumping Rope: your thoughts?
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yeah your only supposed to go high enough to get the rope under you. This way you can really work up some speed. it doesn't take long to get to that point. length is very important. I don't like some of the adjustable ropes because they won't stay the setting you put them at so just pick up a cheap rope and tie it off yourself.

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 Post subject: Re: Jumping Rope: your thoughts?
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Ah cool! Well we learn something new everyday as they say :D

Thanks for the feedback peeps.

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 Post subject: Re: Jumping Rope: your thoughts?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:12 am 
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Hard on the knees?

how about hard on your toes?! Inevitably you will mess your rythm and if barefoot will give your toes a good whipping,it hurts! Especially if using one of the heavy thai jump ropes.

Jumping rope is awesome,it develops endurance,leg strength,stamina and burns a bunch of calories :)


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 Post subject: Re: Jumping Rope: your thoughts?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:16 am 
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Hard on the knees?

how about hard on your toes?! Inevitably you will mess your rythm and if barefoot will give your toes a good whipping,it hurts! Especially if using one of the heavy thai jump ropes.

Jumping rope is awesome,it develops endurance,leg strength,stamina and burns a bunch of calories :)


OMGosh, so I'm sure it's not REALLY funny, but you almost made me blow rice milk out my nose. OUCH!!! I hope your toes are okay.


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 Post subject: Re: Jumping Rope: your thoughts?
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veganjkd wrote:
Hard on the knees?

how about hard on your toes?! Inevitably you will mess your rythm and if barefoot will give your toes a good whipping,it hurts! Especially if using one of the heavy thai jump ropes.


Yes it hurts the toes and legs. But I didn't have a problem with my knees.

Before I became vegan. I use a leather rope with ball barrings inside the handles for weight.
I use to slash my legs and toes for messing up double jumps and cross overs.
Hurts like a son of a ....... when you're not warmed up.

Speed rope works, it's cruelty free, cost under $10, light and it's a lot faster to jump with.

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 Post subject: Re: Jumping Rope: your thoughts?
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There are vegan weighted jump ropes. although I don't really care for the one I have. I agree with tasha the cheap speed ropes are the best. although I've given myself a few good welts with those too.

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