Thread: Jumping rope
1/21/2004 5:09pm, #1
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I'm trying to find a jump rope online. There's a surprising variety out there, and I'm not sure whether its worth getting some leather strap speed jump rope, or if I'll be ok with a 3.99 beaded rope. Any advice?
Also, the reason I'm getting the thing is because I frickin' hate running, and thought that it would help with my aerobic and/or anerobic conditioning. I could certainly be wrong in that regard.
1/21/2004 5:11pm, #2
I hate beaded ropes. a thin plastic or leather cord is my favorite kind.
It won't help more than running. But it will build up your foot and ankle support muscles if you do it on a soft surface.
1/21/2004 5:38pm, #3
Jump rope is a great way to exercise.
You can get your heart rate up fast and keep it there.
Jump rope for 3, 3 minute rounds is supposedly the equivalent of running half an hour.
Its far easier on the joints than running as well.The Wastrel - So attractive he HAS to be a woman.
1/21/2004 9:20pm, #4
I'd go with the leather rope. You get a much faster pace with a leather rope then a cheap beaded one. There is really not much difference in price either. If I'm not mistaken I believe a beaded one even costs more.
1/21/2004 11:49pm, #5
Jump roping. One of many ways in which to move around. One of many pet activities which isn't really exercise.
It's as arbitrary as climbing trees, juggling, briskly walking down the up-escalator backwards, chasing chickens, pulling on one's stubborn coffee-laden donkey, or racing Carl Weathers on the beach.
More efficient ways to develop strength and endurance.
More efficient ways to alter one's body composition.
It's moot to say there are better ways to to develop relevant skill, since there's only one way to do that (and that's by doing it).
One more thing about endurance. The only thing you can really determine is whather or not your muscle continues to operate. Nobody can determine in precisely what metabolic state their muscle happens to be working...since there is no neat and tidy on/off switch for aerobic/anaerobic metabolic pathways. It's a matter of degree. Having said that the *most* aerobic thing one can do is ...nothing. You want an oxygen saturated system in which fat mobilization is most emphasized? Then don't move a muscle. One little twich is bound to nudge you more towards an anaerobic environment. So then how does one improve his generally-applicable aerobic endurance? Easy...ya don't. It's not a single trainable factor. So how does one improve, say, one's running and swimming, respectively, if those are both aerobic exercises?
By running and swimming, respectively.
Why? Because despite convention calling both of those activities "aerobic" neither one does jack-**** for the other. Nor will jump roping have any bearing on one's trainable factors which are applicable to that for which you're training. You will, however, become an excellent jump roper.
Oh, there might be other things to consider. Lactate threshold, for instance. Unproven idea, hard to measure, hard to control for a variety of factors....but not a totally ridiculous claim. But just because a claim isn't ridiculous doesn't mean it's true.
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1/21/2004 11:54pm, #6
I love my beaded jump rope with the sponge grip handles. Buy one. Also buy a ringside plastic speed rope. Also buy the big weighted heavy jump rope...it will tear your arms up.
The key is footwork development...
1/22/2004 12:02am, #7
Jumping rope is definatly a great way to exercise. In my opinion its just as good for cardiovascular fitness as running, if not better. Try skipping rope for 20 mins to 30 ,mins straight. By the end of that session you are soaking in sweat.
1/22/2004 12:45am, #8
Be a man, use the thick leather rope.
I jump rope everyday, my resting heart rate is always between 43-47bpm.
A person should not stand in one place (like a dumbass) and skip rope mindlessly.
Try moving back, forward, side to side, then try all that on just one foot for three minute rounds.
Jump on one foot while holding one knee as close to the chest as possible.
try speed jumping (alternating feet quickly) while trying to kick the heels into the backs of the hamstring.
try landing with one heel and one ball of opposite feet then reverse.
In short the only way to get something out of jump-roping (besides endurance) is to emulate the footwork or movements that you use in actual combat.
1/22/2004 12:50pm, #9
1/22/2004 1:37pm, #10