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    Jump Rope Lose Weight and size

    Does anyone uses jump rope to lose weigh? Does it matter the rope your using? I just bought a jump rope (order it on the internet) it is 2,7mts long (Im 1,53mts height) do you think its ok? What's the problem with long jump ropes. Thanks

    #2
    Yes! I have and it works wonderfully, but all exercise will help with weight loss. I am a big advocate for exercise to help facilitate weight loss. Work out daily, eat copious vegetables, and drink lots of water.

    Happy training

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      #3
      For reference: An hour of intense cardio burns 500 kcal. 1 kg of fat is 7000 kcal. So if you eat more after working out you won't lose fat.
      If you cannot manage using the jumprope for that long then the calorie burn will be much less (though you will still have trained your cardio and muscles, but the burn will not be as much).

      Often people who want to exclusively use workouts for fat loss become very disappointed, because it is very very easy to eat away the already small amounts of calories one burns during a workout and muscle growth is usually not enough to be in any way relevant (a woman can build, at absolute max, 500 g of muscle per month).

      So while the jumprope will increase cardio and that is absolutely awesome for your life, makes everything easier and makes you feel strong and fast, for fat loss the way to go is diet. (Darebee has very good meal plans, but simple calorie counting will already do the trick. You can message me about that if you like, I can give you the numbers.)

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        #4
        Hello Camoqui,

        I can't add anything to the expert advice above, but will throw in that there's a Jump Rope Challenge here at Darebee that might give you some structure.

        There's some good stuff on YouTube for skipping rope, usually from boxing channels (though they have a particular focus on footwork speed) - I follow this chap, and he seems to know what he's talking about! Beginner Skipping Rope Tutorial for Boxing.

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          #5
          Thank you all for your answers I have two more question. Do you think a speed rope works the same as a Crossrope (weigh rope). And what would be the problem if the rope is too long.

          I think is a good think to start doing some cardio of course with being careful with the macros also.

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            #6
            Hi Camoqui
            Jump rope was one of the first exercises I did, a couple of months ago.
            I remember being able to do 4, or 6 jumps. And I remember increasing the score, the next day (and definitely those days are gone).
            For a newbie, size matters: To long will mess with your feet and push your arms, to small will make you jump unnecessarily higher.

            In my opinion, the most most important: Come back tomorrow and jump again.
            Happy jumping

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              #7
              Most jump ropes are adjustable, camoqui, usually via a mechanism in the handle. If not, you can tie knots in the rope to make it shorter, though this will have a minor effect on auerdynamic performance I suppose!

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlvoKLFrHps

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                #8
                Originally posted by Noen View Post
                For reference: An hour of intense cardio burns 500 kcal. 1 kg of fat is 7000 kcal. So if you eat more after working out you won't lose fat.
                If you cannot manage using the jumprope for that long then the calorie burn will be much less (though you will still have trained your cardio and muscles, but the burn will not be as much).

                Often people who want to exclusively use workouts for fat loss become very disappointed, because it is very very easy to eat away the already small amounts of calories one burns during a workout and muscle growth is usually not enough to be in any way relevant (a woman can build, at absolute max, 500 g of muscle per month).

                So while the jumprope will increase cardio and that is absolutely awesome for your life, makes everything easier and makes you feel strong and fast, for fat loss the way to go is diet. (Darebee has very good meal plans, but simple calorie counting will already do the trick. You can message me about that if you like, I can give you the numbers.)
                Hi! Yes I get it diet or what you eat is the most importan part of weight lose, I'll send you a private message so you can help me with my macros. Thanks!

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                  #9
                  I'm not a rope expert but I love to skip rope. The only tip I have (which is maybe obvious to you anyway) is to go for a rope made of natural fibres and not of rubber/plastic. That stuff hurts like hell if you hit your legs!

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                    #10
                    I started to practiced jump rope for some time. The length of the rope is very important, if the length is not correct it will be unnecessarily difficult to do the jumps.
                    But almost all jump ropes are adjustable in length. If not, use the option mentioned above, put knots into the rope.
                    If i remember correctly to measure the correct length, step with one foot on the rope and pull both handles up. They should be at height of your axles/shoulders.
                    There are many nice tutorials on YouTube regarding jump rope. Imho useful:



                    and the channel of the Jump Rope Dudes :

                    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmY...bpHnSFG-CQ1A-A

                    I guess these two resources should set you up pretty good.
                    And definitely, a jump rope workout will get your heart racing in no time. So if you're looking for some extreme conditioning it's an excellent choice imho.
                    As mentioned above by noen, keep a careful eye on your calorie intake to not cancel the calorie burn of the workout.
                    But imho, even if you cancel out the calorie burn, you get so much cardio benefit from doing it that this in itself is reward enough.

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                      #11
                      When skipping rope (or is it ropeskipping? ) you want your arms to move as little as possible. Your wrists should initiate the rotation of the rope while your arms almost "rest" at the side of your torso. In order to do so your rope length should not be longer than needed or one of two things will happen:

                      1) The rope will smack on the ground before it reaches your feet. This adds resistance to your movement and will also kill fluidity.
                      2) You will have to adjust by moving up your arms - which is what you don't what (because you don't want to move your arms at all, ideally).

                      So rope length is important (if you want to skip as efficient as possible). The rope should barely touch the ground underneath your feet when you jump over it. To measure it you step with both feet on the rope and pull the handles up to your hip, or rather belly button level. This should give you a good starting point. Try a few skips and readjust if necessary

                      The weight of your rope depends on the goal of your training. A heavier rope will put more emphasis on your arms and shoulders, since that's what is moving the rope. Your speed will also be slower as you won't be able to generate as many revolutions with the same effort. So in General: heavier rope --> less speed, more strength
                      A speed rope lets you skip very fast and reduces the amount of work your arms / shoulders have to do. It's also easier to manipulate should you want to do any tricks. Generally: lighter rope --> more speed, less strength, more flexible.

                      I hope this helps a bit

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                        #12
                        Important tip: As a beginner, avoid jumping rope very often or you might end up hurting your feet.

                        I got a recurring case of metatarsalgia on my right foot (and I suspect the left foot also has it) and hasn't been able to properly skip rope or run for at least one year.

                        I swear it's not my fault, but bad Crossfit coaching. They were searching for candidates to become "pro rope skippers" and I signed in. Was instructed to practice everyday. I was doing Rocky-skips and one legged double unders. Then injury came. Now my rope is rusting.

                        So, give your feet some time to rest and don't start with a full one hour of rope skipping. I'd skip rope every three or four days to get used to, and eventually buiold up the frequency to every other day.

                        As for the rope, don't mind the length, you can always adjust it by shortening it. Just make sure they're in proper length before cutting (lots of tutorials on that on the internet, you should figure out which one is more comfortable for you).

                        Also, find someplace soft to jump on. Maybe grass or those exercise pads (make sure they won't slide!).

                        Finally, include some exercises for your core and shoulders. They tend to make the difference when skipping rope. You wanna make sure your abs and back are engaged (or else you'll be like a spring coil jumping and that might cause pain in your neck, head, knees... pretty much everywhere).

                        There's this channel on Youtube that I really enjoy> The Jump Rope Dudes. Lots of good stuff there. You might want to check them out!

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                          #13
                          When I can be bothered to exercise (not hugely often at the moment due to general lack of motivation and persistent pain in my left leg) I sometimes use a skipping rope as a warm-up before I move on to other things (we do it in our kickboxing class sometimes). To be honest I don't think I could do it for half an hour (or more) at a time. The idea of just standing in one place all the time doesn't do it for me. I agree with those on here who say go for a longer rope. You can always shorten it; you can't lengthen a rope that's too short.

                          Peterpan I remember those days well! When I first started out my co-ordination was so far out of whack I could only do 2 or 3 at a time before I'd snag the rope on something.

                          TheRaven in English English it's just skipping (or to skip).

                          camoqui good luck with your training!

                          One final tip: wear shoes. If you snag the rope in your toes it will hurt like hell.
                          Last edited by Martyn; December 1st, 2018, 02:25 PM. Reason: Added last tip

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                            #14
                            I have used a skipping rope in the past when I went to a Gym, it was a heavy weighted jobby, shins were sore at first from jumping. The apartment building exercise room where I workout now has some ropes but they are like kids skipping ropes and way too light to function properly. I use to do it boxer style with arm cross over's and alternating legs, a good warm-up.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Martyn View Post
                              persistent pain in my left leg
                              I had a pain at the back of my knee which was painful for kneeling Japanese style ( sieza ) and affected my low Tai Chi sword crouching moves. I started Yoga and just worked on sitting into it slowly and also get in a very hot bath tub and kneel in sieza, now I do Hot Yoga which is great for leg work.

                              Acupuncture may be something worth trying.

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