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    The Jump Rope Gang

    Hello and welcome to the Jump Rope Gang.
    Here we are all about getting fit and having fun doing it with the jump rope. I have just started jumping rope myself and would be delighted if you would join me.
    As I have stated, I am just starting but any level is welcome.

    Jumping rope is the most effective way to lose weight and it is fun so stop running if you don't enjoy running. Join me here and jump your way to a leaner and fitter body, learn to trick and get the gym goers to notice you.

    the rules
    Respect everyone. We are all on our own journey.
    Have fun.
    Don't ruin another persons day by putting them down, only useful critiques here.

    Now go out there and.
    Last edited by Kakarot; February 28th, 2019, 10:26 PM. Reason: Made it a bit more professional sounding

    #2
    Sounds like a good idea. Maybe this thread gives me some motivation to do more jump rope workouts in the future.

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      #3
      I'm keen, would love to be able to skip like boxers do.

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        #4
        Nebulus Milpool welcome, I hope I can help. So as you may see, I have developed knee pain and it is most likely due to years of abuse of my knees and then today I did jump rope on tarmac, not a smart idea, considering I have not jumped rope constantly in the past. I recommend watching this video before starting. Don't fudge up your knees like I did.

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          #5
          Tomorrow's Monday... yay Mondays. But I can finally start, so my knees no longer hurt and I am ready to jump rope. I am not going to do a lot, just practice the technique of jumping rope. I can string together a good 100ish jumps but I tuck my chin hand have to really focus.
          So I watched a video that gave me a neat idea to see how fast and efficiently you can jump. I'm going to start with that, modified of course.
          It's going to be, set a timer for 10 seconds and every time you successfully jump the rope that is "1 repetition". Count how many you do in those 10 seconds and that's your starting score, hopefully you'll post your score here to motivate the rest of us, but you don't have to. If you start and then "trip" that is your score.
          Good luck, happy jumping and set awesome benchmarks.

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            #6
            Fascinating!
            Though I'm not able to join now but sure I'll join in the future.
            I can recommend the app Crossrope on smartphone and if you wanna try boxer routine, you can find a pretty comprehensive routine from Precision Striking channel on Youtube (though it said to be a one month guidance but he has only releashed to day 20 since forever)

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              #7
              Jump rope is awesome! To jump like "boxers" do, is not that hard. Lets see where this thread is going. Kakarot maybe you can add some goals / rules here like in the thread "The Pushers"

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                #8
                So today I did my test, I got 22 jumps but stopped after that because the terrain was terrible. I'm going to invest in an indoor skipping rope.
                Also decided to get back into an old hobby, like early 2000 old: yugioh. How are you all fairing?

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                  #9
                  I haven't rope jumped for literally decades! But what a coincidence: I was just thinking of it the other week and that I might wanna try it again. I even quickly tinkered one myself out of a piece of paracord and two empty ballpoint sleeves.
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                  Only tested it briefly, but haven't really used it so far... Until earlier today: So I kinda "jogged" with my right foot first through the rope and counted to 25 till I tripped the first time.

                  I must say, it's a bit light and doesn't swing fast enough and the handles don't feel as convenient in the hands, so I might invest some Euros and buy one.


                  Anyway, I'll keep watching this thread and might even join in at some point, not sure about it yet because of my knees. I'm feeling light discomfort in my right knee now from the 25 "jumps". But I'll keep trying and testing out what my knees can take, or challenge them from time to time, so they hopefully get used again to doing more impact stuff...

                  Skipping rope was my favorite bad weather indoor sports activity (we had a big living room with enough space and no one beneath, I also was alone on afternoons, so nobody could get annoyed by it) and my way to learn to count till 1000 as a child.

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                    #10
                    Passionate Mind that's a pretty sweet custom rope.
                    I just started jumping rope and I hurt my knees. If you scroll up and watch the video I posted a few days ago, it'll help a bit.
                    As I said I did my jumping today and only did about 25 seconds but I warmed up using a warm up from the jump rope dudes on YouTube, I just changed it a bit.

                    if you need to, only jump rope once a week but build up slowly, knees are very important.

                    I am investing in an "wireless jump rope" to help me practice when the British weather is bad.

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                      #11
                      Status update: wireless jump rope is coming along.
                      Workout: 40 seconds on/20 seconds off for 5 rounds.
                      Hopefully I won't be in too much pain but we shall see, the balls of my feet hurt but that's all.
                      How is everyone else doing?

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                        #12
                        just a little after my workout. 2:51 with 412 skips.

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                          #13
                          So it's Sunday and I am supposed to be resting but I was watching some jump rope dudes and looking at tricks... The "beginner" tricks were so hard but I did learn the staggered stance jump so that was cool, I spend most of the day looking up new tricks and then I decided it's time to get a decent rope, I'm torn between metallic gold and metallic blue. It's an RDX C3 series speed rope, while I'm still a novice, I am aware that I am limited by cheap and low quality equipment so I buying a professional rope.
                          Made the first piece of my video, the "before" body shots and I'm going to make a new entry every Monday till my 27th in July.
                          How's everyone getting on?

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Kakarot View Post
                            ... I was watching some jump rope dudes and looking at tricks...


                            How's everyone getting on?
                            Hey, I wouldn't mind if you shared some of the videos... The ones you already watched and considered good, so we don't have to sift through all of YouTube on our own...
                            Sharing is caring


                            I haven't started with doing any jump rope yet. But I consider doing it in connection with the Cardio Go program as soon as I start it. I thought maybe doing some minutes after the workouts when the body is nicely warmed up.

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                              #15
                              Passionate Mind I'll share any videos I think will be good. I've only seen a few of their videos and so I haven't a lot to pick from, however their YouTube page is neatly set up so if you have 20 minutes, go check it out. But I promise if I happen to watch any helpful videos I'll share.
                              I'm starting to jump rope every weekday as it is what I plan to base my fitness "business" on so I am trying to learn new tricks, as well as improve my basic skill.

                              Did you find a rope you like and can afford? I have a club style rope ATM but am buying professional speed rope from RDX.

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