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View Poll Results: Do you jump rope?
yes 8 18.18%
no 21 47.73%
sometimes 5 11.36%
I have in the past 5 11.36%
not since I hit puberty 9 20.45%
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Old 08-14-09, 12:43 PM   #1
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Do you jump rope?

I recently took up jumping rope as part of my cross training regime. I thought my legs were strong. I guess they're not that strong. The day after the first time I tried jumping rope I had to cut a hundred mile ride short. My legs were toast after only about 2/3's of the mileage. That definitely doesn't happen with just riding.
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Old 08-15-09, 03:43 PM   #2
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Boxer commonly do.
I have a training rope with bearings in the handles for less resistance.
(no, really.. )

It will help balance and coordination.

2 beats a sec for 5 min, you'll see. Try the fancy stuff if you want (double and triple crossing etc.)

Try one foot at a time, 1 left 1 right, 2 left 2 right.... etc up to 10 then back to 1, it distracts you mind, gives you something else to think about.

In the VERY least, it'll serve as a great warm up.
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Old 08-15-09, 05:46 PM   #3
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I'm off the bike because I'm in MA and the bike is in Fl. I have been lifting regularly since I have been here (weights in basement... another thing we font have in fl), and I have been wanting to jump rope since I started the lifting (don't have much weight to lift at home... will be hitting up CL when I get back)

Maybe I'll grab a rope tomorrow.
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Old 08-26-09, 11:48 AM   #4
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Check out www.rossboxing.com

Here's a vid of my garage workout: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w6MI9HeuN0

Skipping rope is awesome... I can also do double-unders and 360's, but I didn't do any for the camera.

Note: My size DOES somewhat hinder my riding.

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Old 08-26-09, 11:52 AM   #5
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A quick note about skipping rope: when you do it, imagine there's a crabby old lady sleeping on the floor below you and you're trying to keep as quiet as possible. Light on your feet! I'm 230lbs. and I feel I'm pretty light on my feet when it comes to skipping rope.

It takes practice, but soon you'll be showing off in the gym (not that I DO THAT! )
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Old 08-26-09, 02:20 PM   #6
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Just saw this post... and I just recieved a speed rope through the post today! Always fancied giving it a go. And as suspected, it is damn hard! Seems like it will be a great workout/crosstraining tool.
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Old 08-27-09, 10:50 AM   #7
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i love jumping rope. very tiring.
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I'm not coordinated enough
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Old 08-29-09, 05:36 PM   #9
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I have been an amateur boxer for 7 years as well as a trainer for competitive fighters. In the boxing world we use jumping rope as a warm up before out regular workouts. We normally do about 15-20 mins of jumping rope and then do our boxing specific workout. During that workout we also add in more time with the rope. I personally use jumping rope for my boxing workout as well as when I travel. It's very easy to bring your rope with you or buy one at a local sports store and it can give you a killer workout when done with high intensity. As of right now I do about an hour of rope jumping each day in addition to my cycling and running. When the winter comes along I'll increase that amount by at least 30 mins if not more since I dont run in the winter.
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Old 08-29-09, 05:54 PM   #10
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I just added it into my routine. However, I positively stink at it.
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Old 08-30-09, 05:15 AM   #11
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I just added it into my routine. However, I positively stink at it.
You are certainly not the only one...
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Old 08-30-09, 07:28 AM   #12
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I thought jump roping was easy. My coordination has obviously disappeared as I have aged. ugh!
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Old 09-01-09, 11:18 AM   #13
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I was just given a boxer's routine for the rope:
3 minutes on 1 minutes off.
3 times for amateur boxers and 10 times for professional.
During that time I'll be using the pyramid count to help time pass.

It's much harder than you think.
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Old 09-04-09, 11:10 PM   #14
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I think riding has helped my jump rope!

I can skip for much longer and my double unders have improved.
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off and on j/r; was up to 500 at one time; doing 100 before riding just for kicks lately; using weighted adidas rope - pretty good rope; also doing pushups; situps; pullups; tabata intervals; weight lifting; core exercises; mostly riding; sprinkling in this other stuff when i feel like it
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