Jumping Rope? Worth it?

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  1. Ep

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    Since I'm serious about getting in shape now, I was thinking maybe jump rope in the morning because

    a) prob wake my ass up
    b) work out the calfs and its cardio

    is it beneficial for ancles as well? whats the minimum amount of time that i should spend each morning? thanks

    PS. I have shit ancles and really want to get them up to par for the military
     
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    Its suppose to be one of the best work outs but it's kinda hard to start. If ur in decent shape it should be fine tho.
     
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    yeah so I heard, that's why I wanted to take it up (despite that fact I always thought jumping rope was lame). I don't really enjoy running like I used to and no money to buy a decent bike
     
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    Ya besides the obvious physical traning u get with the jump rope it also helps alot with balance.
     
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    Yes.

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    The amount of time you should spend depends on how hard you go. If you get a good speed rope and run through it as fast you can you can be done for in 2 minutes. But prolly better to do 30 seconds light, and then 30 seconds fast, and so on. 5-15 minutes is a reasonable time.

    It is great for your ankles, but definetley do it with some tight fitting shoes and on something relatively soft. You might get shinsplits at first if you're doing it on hard floor.

    Do you know how to run through a rope?
     
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    kicks your ass if go over 100 per minute for more than minute or 2
     
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    used to do that shit to up staminia when in hs wrestling
     
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    Used to do it every day.

    Really great workout.
     
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    Not really sure what "running through a rope" is, so maybe i do maybe i dont. Can ytou explain?
     
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    At the beginning of this video he "runs through the rope."

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=MD3uicAYtdw&feature=related

    The other stuff he does, like the double unders is great for shoulders, but for calves, ankles, and overall workout the "sprint in place" will do it all.
     
  12. Ep

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    wtf, that video was rediculous
    doesn't even look like he's actually using a rope lol. I think I would be interested in doing sprints and double unders
     
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    lol the guy is insane. I can do the sprints and double unders, but crossover is just mind bottling for me.

    For the sprints, the fastest way to get going on them is to simply start hopping up on both feet (like he does on the double unders, but just pass the rope underneath you once). Just count 1,2,3,4... and on each count, you hop on both feet and at the same time pull the rope downward infront of you (biggest reason people have a hard time starting is cause they aren't putting enough power into the down swing on the rope). Once you get a rhythm, you switch to hopping on just one foot, then try switching feet and hopping on the other foot a few times and switch again. Then you just switch feet each time the rope goes under and now you're "running through the rope."

    Watch out though, if you're going full speed and you fuck up its gonna slap you across your elbows and back. Its gonna sting pretty bad and leave nice marks.

    Oh btw you need a rubber speed rope. Its not gonna work with a string rope, even the ones weighted with beads. Its like $10 at sports authority
     
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    I don't think 100 per minute is that fast.
     
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    :bowrofl: good movie. yeah ill try and find the everlast rope like in the vid. thanks again man
     
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    i can see guidos imitate this as a dance move
     
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    I have a nike weighted training rope, bitches love it.
     
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    that ross guy is pretty insane.
     
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    Crazy.
     
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    jump rope helps u sculpt ur abdomen really nice.
     
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