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2009/07/14 16:39:25 (permalink)
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Jump rope routine

I jump rope to burn calories and perhaps  gain some athletic conditioning along with toning calves.

currently i do 5 x 3 minute rounds with ankle weights and a weighted vest, and do about 450 skips each round.  Using a simple alternating foot style.

Today im going to try 5 x 3 minutes, without any aditional weight, but mix it up a little, i.e criss crosses, double unders, can-can's etc.
 
Does this sound fine ? , as long as it gets a sweat up, right ?

or should i perhaps do things differently
 
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    Hazel
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    Re:Jump rope routine 2009/07/17 09:59:24 (permalink)
    I'm impressed that you can do all that!  If its easier without the weights try doing it for a bit longer.
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    mattpower
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    Re:Jump rope routine 2009/07/17 16:42:47 (permalink)
    thanks for the reply.

    i took the weights off and was doing all sorts of variations for 5, 3 minute round (with 2 minute break).  I was sweating more than ever lol, i guess the steady rate skipping wasnt pushing me enough, but all them different moves really tired me out and burnt my calves out too.

    i dont wana go above 3 minutes as im not really interested in endurance whatsoever, just want strength, power etc.

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    Re:Jump rope routine 2009/07/18 11:45:31 (permalink)
    sounds good. i can't criss cross or double under, as my rope is too short, but mixing it up is a good idea and keeps it a bit more interesting.

    i used to do the same kind of thing with 5 sets of 3 minutes, but then it just went up the fitter i got, untill it reached 10/12 x 3, with a couple of minutes in between, eventually ignoring the 3 minute set rule, and just going for number of skips. it gets a bit addictive
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    mattpower
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    Re:Jump rope routine 2009/07/18 12:43:10 (permalink)
    wow 12 rounds is sum goin lol.  I dnt think i cud psyche myself up for 12 rounds of hell lol.  Yeh its good mixing it up, i was starting to dread that slow monotonous workout, but variation rocks lol. 
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    Re:Jump rope routine 2009/07/18 13:02:41 (permalink)
    A way to really improve fitness through skipping is incorporating some sprints into the round. At my boxing class we do 4/5 rounds, and do 30 seconds fast (knees coming up towards waist) and then 30 seconds slow, and repeat. Our instructor changes the interval times and makes skipping a lot harder! Try it out if your not already mate.
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