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I've always heard this is great exercise. Does anyone do this? I was thinking about tacking some one minute intervals onto some of my workouts.
 

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I used it in classes when I taught kickboxing. It's killer and would work great for intervals (unless you continually trip over it and have to re-start and re-start etc.)
 

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Outside, Bux <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
SGH, I was thinking of doing a minute of jumping rope, with a minute of some sort of weight lifting in between. Upper body stuff, probably. Maybe some of those non-girly pushups. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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You can make it into an awesome interval or circuit workout.<br><br>
Alternate 1 min JR with other things -- emphasize large-muscle movements to keep the HR up: squats, lunges, push ups, dips on bench, crunches on the ball, jumping jacks, arm curl with plies, etc. Repeat the cycle to get 20-30 minutes.<br><br>
Then work up to 2 min. jumping rope!
 

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I jump rope, coach assigned, i do not like it. She started me off with three sets of 50 jumps. Just getting thru 10 was hard for the first couple of months <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> Now she either has me do 5 minutes or 3 sets of 150's. I trip up on the rope a lot. I have purchased a few different types of ropes and the cotton one works the best for me.
 

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Thanks for the advice, Meri! I need to go buy one today...
 

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Best part is, they cost like $2! lol.
 

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I would really like to get good at doing that, seeing as how it would make for a good workout filler when doing stuff like abs and pushups and whatnot. I think I may have to stop by Wal-mart or whatever local merchandise monster is near and pick up one.<br><br>
You experts out there reccommend just normal jumping or practice the runnign one where you hop from leg to leg...that one is just too complicated for me right now. <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br>
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normal jumping, usually i have to double hop it <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">
 

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When I was jumping, I would have to double, too <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
I liked the feel of the heavier, thicker rubber "ropes", though.<br>
And it wasn't easy to find ropes long enough for me either <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
Hmm...I havent jumped in a while...wouldn't be a bad idea to get back to it..
 

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I gotta go get a rope. I wanna get me some killer calves.
 

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Ok, I got a rope. I found a good little routine in this month's Fitness magazine that incorporates interval training and jumping rope is one of the cardio options. So I am going to try it tomorrow!
 

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I've been jumping rope at the gym as a warm up and also as intervals. Still need to go get one for home. There's a really nice guy at the gym who helped me get the basics better then I was doing, I was jumping too high and landing too hard. It sure does get the heart pumping in no time at all.
 

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woo hoo!<br><br>
I love jumping rope!<br><br>
I was going to post this exact thing, asking about time for jumping. I have been doing 3 sets of 100.<br><br>
I really like it because it feels like I'm kicking my butt.
 

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my coach either tells me to do 5 minutes or 3 sets of 100 or 150. she used to start me off at 3 minutes. IT IS HARD!!!!
 

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When I was a kid I LOVED jumping rope. I did criss crosses, and other tricks. I liked it so much I wrote a haiku about it. Specifically, about "Jump rope for heart" a school-wide jump rope festival. If I remember correctly, it went something like this:<br><br><i>I like to jump rope.</i><br><i>Jumping rope for heart is fun.</i><br><i>Let's all jump rope now!</i>
 
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