Benefits of jump roping over jogging?

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  1. Insominac

    Insominac New Member

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    Its becoming to cold to jog where i live, and i really want to get into shape, and i dont own a tredmill, so i figured jump rope was the way to go...any thoughts?
     
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    Where are you going to jump rope? It won't work inside a house.

    No gym membership? Look into it :dunno: your best option if you're in a cold climate.
     
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    why wont it work inside a house? as for gym membership, living on college expenses
     
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    Unless you have higher roofs than all the apartments I've lived in :dunno:
     
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    It's never too cold to jog outside. Suck it up.
     
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    Most apts dont have 10+ft ceilings
     
  8. Insominac

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    Im in a house with 6 of my friends, i was woundering if the benefits were the same to get in shape...
     
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    i like jumping rope, its more fun
     
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    most universities have a campus gym
     
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    shit my house is to small to j-rope in.
     
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    I'd imagine you'd have to jump rope for a long time to equal up to the benefits of jogging.
     
  13. φ

    φ Eugenics is the self-direction of human evolution.

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    ... to answer the question, I read that ten minutes of jumping rope is equal to thirty minutes jogging (I am pretty sure:o).
     
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    do you live in boxes elfing ?
     
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    if that is true then im :hsugh:
     
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    According to the U.S. Olympic Committee Sports Medicine Council: From an energy standpoint, jumping rope at about 130 revolutions per minute is similar to running at 6 miles per hour or cycling 12 miles per hour. Just 10 minutes of rope skipping is equivalent to a one-mile run.
     
  17. φ

    φ Eugenics is the self-direction of human evolution.

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    Exercise Comparison Chart

    10 MIN ROPE JUMPING AT 120 TURNS/MIN. PRODUCES THE SAME CARDIOVASCULAR FITNESS AS:

    Cycling 2 miles in 6 min. Tennis 2 sets Running 1 mile in 12 min.
    Swimming 12 min. Jogging 30 min. Handball 20 min.
    Research by Dr. Ken Cooper

    http://www.jumpropeinstitute.com/a-z_on_jump_rope.htm#comp%20other%20exercises

    Yeah, stfu.

    It's also easier on your knees and ankles.
     
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    Try it. You'll find out very quickly that you are mistaken.
     
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    That's not that impressive- 10 mins jumping rope vs. a slow mile.
     
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    Figure an average, what, ten foot ceiling? And I'm short- but I just checked with my jump rope and it hits the ceiling inside my condo. I'm pretty sure thread starter is taller than me.
     
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    Wait, how can it equal running 1 mile in 12 minutes AND jogging for 30 min? Isn't a 12 minute mile more "jogging" than "running"?

    (but either way, the shoulders get involved a lot more with jumping rope vs running which I like better.)
     
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    It doesn't equal running for 30 minutes. That doesn't even make sense logically.

    You're not going to be able to get an exact calorie count anyways; and one could jump rope slowly or quickly, it's going to depend a lot on your intensity level. If it works for you, just get it done :dunno:
     
  23. φ

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    jjooooogggggiiiinnnngggg

    And it acutally defines the intensity in the post:cjerk:
     
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    Duh :hsugh: I wasn't replying to THAT post, I was replying to the person who couldn't figure out what amount of running it equals.
     
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    Just to be clear, I don't think it equals 30 minutes of "jogging" either but in that post it states that 120 cycle per minute jumping rope equals both the "12 minute mile" and the "30 min jog".

    I just wonder what his definition of "jogging" is if a 12 minute mile doesn't qualify. Hell, any slower and it's called "walking" :mamoru:
     
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