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2007/06/12 19:10:21 (permalink)
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Is skipping good for fat loss?

Ive learnt how to skip recently and im pretty good at it, i mean i can do at least 100 skips a minute which i'm impressed with anyway. I heard that its meant to be even better than running for fat loss is this true? If i was to do around 40 mins twice a week would that be good enough with losing weight(obviously in conjunction with a good diet), or is it better to go jogging, cycling etc...
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    ToxicToffee
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    RE: Is skipping good for fat loss? 2007/06/12 19:38:55 (permalink)
    anything that increases heart rate for a sustained period will aid weight loss
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    RE: Is skipping good for fat loss? 2007/06/12 20:01:48 (permalink)
    OMG! if you can manage 40minutes straight of skipping then I would be amazed!
    skipping is a great excercise for getting the heart going and very good for weight loss however it depends if your after weight loss or if your cutting as I would think its very hard to skip and keep your HR at around 60-65%
    (above is only my opinion and may be completly wrong!)

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    RE: Is skipping good for fat loss? 2007/06/13 20:59:06 (permalink)
    Well i can't manage 40 mins yet but i can do around 25-30 mins and yeah i'm pretty knackered but i have no idea what my heart rate would be. But i reckon i i wasn't to go as intense i could manage 40 mins...JUST!!
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    RE: Is skipping good for fat loss? 2007/06/13 21:15:10 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: rzoro

    Well i can't manage 40 mins yet but i can do around 25-30 mins and yeah i'm pretty knackered but i have no idea what my heart rate would be. But i reckon i i wasn't to go as intense i could manage 40 mins...JUST!!


    If you can do 25-30 mins, maybe you could turn it into HIIT couple times a week instead, just a thought.
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    RE: Is skipping good for fat loss? 2007/06/13 23:00:56 (permalink)
    In my opinion trying to skip for fat loss purposes wouldnt be the best approach, would be difficult to maintain a constant HR.
    post edited by OoOGazOoO - 2007/06/13 23:01:04
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    RE: Is skipping good for fat loss? 2007/06/14 06:38:25 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: rzoro

    Ive learnt how to skip recently and im pretty good at it, i mean i can do at least 100 skips a minute which i'm impressed with anyway. I heard that its meant to be even better than running for fat loss is this true? If i was to do around 40 mins twice a week would that be good enough with losing weight(obviously in conjunction with a good diet), or is it better to go jogging, cycling etc...


    For general weight loss it is a fantastic form of exercise as it comes with an enjoyable challenge with plenty of scope for variation.

    For fat loss, it is also a good form of exercise if done correctly in terms of duration, intensity and combined with sensible diet.

    For fat loss while cutting in terms of bodybuilding, there are better options available.
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    RE: Is skipping good for fat loss? 2007/06/17 19:30:48 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: rzoro
    Ive learnt how to skip recently and im pretty good at it, i mean i can do at least 100 skips a minute which i'm impressed with anyway. I heard that its meant to be even better than running for fat loss is this true? If i was to do around 40 mins twice a week would that be good enough with losing weight(obviously in conjunction with a good diet), or is it better to go jogging, cycling etc...


    For general weight loss it is a fantastic form of exercise as it comes with an enjoyable challenge with plenty of scope for variation.

    For fat loss, it is also a good form of exercise if done correctly in terms of duration, intensity and combined with sensible diet.

    For fat loss while cutting in terms of bodybuilding, there are better options available.

    Well put ^^

    I love skipping, I always use it as a warm-up.

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