Jump roping between sets

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  1. inertiaZero

    inertiaZero New Member

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    Anyone know if it's a good idea to jump rope between sets of lifting? Or any other cardio workouts between sets?
     
  2. Thoth

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    thats a fair bit of jumping rope over a 45min-1hour workout
     
  3. Thoth

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    use your time between sets for what its meant for-recovery
     
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    i think its doable, but you're probably right.. i should save the jump rope for a separate cardio workout. thanks
     
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    What are your goals? Nothing makes sense outside of that context.
     
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    i always jump rope between sets, keeps my heart pumping and allows me to start the next set quicker with more energy, has made my works outs hsorter and i still can hit multiple 1RM maxes doing it
     
  7. Patrick Bateman

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    i do shit like this with beginner clients who are looking to mostly lose a significant amount of weight, trust me they are fucking dead...its called "active rest". and it works pretty well.....if youre trying to get big...dont do this.
     
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    sure if you wanna be weak on your next set
     
  9. Gogoplata

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    I run a "lap" around the track between every other set. The track is 1:14 so I suppose in a full workout I get 2 miles in or so and keep my heart rate up. I try to take my run after an "easier" set.

    I'm doing this to lose weight. If you're trying to get bigger, skip this.
     
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    Just dont do that shit in the freeweight area right infront of the dumbell rack.
     
  11. knight42

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    I wouldnt do this if I was trying to gain weight or lose it.
     
  12. inertiaZero

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    why not? and im not trying to get big. just trying to cut up and lose fat.
     
  13. knight42

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    you are not going to get big overnight. In fact, how many people do you see in the gym who lift for years that are still nothing impressive.

    If you want to lose weight, get your diet in check. When you are in the gym lifting weights, bust your ass, lift heavy and make progress with the weights. If you are using up all your energy in between sets your lifting will not be as effective. Developing your muscles are going to help you lose weight
     
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    if anything, take shorter breaks between sets, superset accessory work, things like that will make a difference and you wont be that annoying fucker jumping rope that gets in everybody's way while they are trying to lift
     
  15. inertiaZero

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    i have a personal gym.. so i'd just be annoying my gf, but thanks for the advice
     
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    fatmoocow bored OT Supporter

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    if you're able to jump ropes between sets you're definitely not lifting hard enough
     
  17. Gogoplata

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    Conversely I will say that if you are not able to jump rope between sets, you are too big of a fucking pussy and you need to man up and push through it.
     
  18. Patrick Bateman

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    :ugh2: some of you arent understanding not everyone is maxing out or doing a 5x5 routine :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

    JUMP FUCKING ROPE IN BETWEEN YOUR SETS AS ACTIVE REST, DO CARDIO AFTER ALL OF THAT IS SAID AND DONE, AND DIET.

    dont listen to these people, they dont understand youre not trying to be kevin levrone
     
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    especially for this dudes goals
     
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    fatmoocow bored OT Supporter

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    Why half ass your lift but make it suck just as bad as though you were doing to failure on a 5x5? :hsugh:
     
  21. Patrick Bateman

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    who says you have to half ass your lift........and you have to understand their focus isnt on REPPING 500LBS.......theyre trying to lose weight, the combination of cardio/active rest/strength endurance training = some pretty good results if their diet is on point.
     
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