Just bought a jump rope, how to make best use of it?

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  1. Kev07

    Kev07 New Member

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    Yep yep.

    How long should a jump rope session last?

    background on me:

    165 lbs, 5'9, bf% probably 15-17%

    Mile time 8:08


    My goals for now are just to lose a lot of this fat, but I also want to build muscle. I've beet hitting the gym since late janurary 2007, and buitl up a bunch of muscle and lost a bunch of fat, I want to take the fat loss a step further.

    Cliffs: How long should a jump rope session last, how many sessions in one day? how many days a week? (I'm thinking 5-6 days a week) :)
     
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    kilian You've got quite a treasure there in that Horadric OT Supporter

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    well, depends what you want to do.
    treat it like a treadmill or an eliptical, if you wanna do HIIT, then go hard for 30 seconds with tight form, and rest (do it slowly) for 30 secs, if you want to go for endurance, then try to hit a certain time.
    shrug
     
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    Stretches to do before jump roping?

    I'm thinking I'll definetely need to stretch my calves
     
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    try some coordination stuff too like double and triples.. guess the length of time can vary
     
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    I'm going to start at 15 minutes today, lets see how it goes
     
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    :werd:

    doubles and triples are killer. Most likely you won't be able to get a high number of these consecutively, but you could start off by trying to get 100-200 double unders total (including failed attempts) instead of just jumping rope for a set amount of time.
     
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    Holy fuck jump rope is intense.

    My arms were getting sore, my calves feel like the first time I ran a mile (back when I was fat in middle school :mamoru:)

    I started feeling it 3 minutes in, by 5 minutes i started to breath heavily. 10 minutes in and i was starting to stagger
    by the end of 15 minutes i was mumbling incoherent jiberrish for no reason (like how homer simpson sounds when he's tired)

    and i couldn't even keep a constant rate :noes:
     
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    I'm unfamiliar with HIIT. Could this be used for cutting up?

    I would jump rope for 30 seconds and then break for how long before the next set? I've seen a few guys at my gym carry a jumprope around during their workout and in between every few sets of weight lifting, jumprope for 30 seconds. I didn't think this was HIIT though because from my understanding, HIIT is 30 on, then 30 off, then 30 on....rather than the 30 on, 5 minutes off, 30 on these guys were doing...
     
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    That's not HIIT, they were probably just keeping their heart rate at a high or throwing in extra cardio for a mroe intense workout
     
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