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  1. Mecca

    Mecca I'm a Baller i got Balls.

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    effective? how much compared to running? how long should i do it and how often?
     
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    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.
     
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    unrealii professor of plant biology

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    it's not easy to jump rope for 10 minutes straight
     
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    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.
     
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    Mecca I'm a Baller i got Balls.

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    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
     
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    PNHWrestler A broken wrist can severely harm one's sex life!

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    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 :bigthumb:



    EDIT: plz delete your other thread it's stupid.
     
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    fantastic for footwork...
     
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    it is if your practice, but you'll hit the rope every now and then, but keeping it 2 minutes strait isnt hard
     
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    crucialkc the earth is flat

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    use a speed rope
     
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    Ryno Gun in hand

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    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.
     
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    are there any health/injury issues w/ jumping rope? (kinda like how running wrong can mess you up)
     
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    unrealii professor of plant biology

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    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.
     
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