Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by Mecca, Mar 8, 2005.
effective? how much compared to running? how long should i do it and how often?
i was reading in Men's Health ( or men's health weight loss edition) that 5-10 minutes of jump ropping is equivalent to 20-30 minutes in running. An added plus is that it said it works nearly every muscle in the body somewhat. I use a speed rope.
Yeah it is very effective. I read somewhere that it can burn up to 1000 cals an hour. I dont know how credible that is or how it would compare to running.
I have the aero speed rope from http://www.buddyleejumpropes.com and would recommend it. I remember reading an article from men's health and that is the rope they recommended.
Probably one of the higher forms of cardio and calorie burn.
Won't do much on strength gain though but work the hell out of your calves.
it's not easy to jump rope for 10 minutes straight
its great cardio. it all depends on what you feel like doing. Mix up running, jump rope, swimming, etc and you'll probably stick with your exercise program longer.
cuz at my school me and a couple work out buddies are gonna start doing about 20 mins of jump rope then after class go run a couple laps around the track. im trying to lose some lbs before the summer
I jumproped 25lbs off in 1.5mts, gotta do it HIIT style though. I did minute on minute off while watching "unbelievable" (ronnie colemant). Good motivation
EDIT: plz delete your other thread it's stupid.
fantastic for footwork...
it is if your practice, but you'll hit the rope every now and then, but keeping it 2 minutes strait isnt hard
use a speed rope
It's a great workout. I used to do it alot... now that it's cold I've stuck to the treadmill... but I can get a lot more tired jumping rope for 10 min than I can running for 30. Plus it's nice because you can pretty much do it anywhere with a big enough space.
are there any health/injury issues w/ jumping rope? (kinda like how running wrong can mess you up)
I have a tendency to knock my ankles together while jump roping, so instead I have discovered jumping laterally helps...kind of like a skiing motion.