Coordination in jump roping

  • fryblock

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    Sep 03, 2008 5:08 PM GMT
    So I just bought a jump rope, gave it a few turns and realized it is not as easy as it was in elementary school. I decided to try the 20-minute jump rope workout (http://www.realjock.com/workout/1178/) and found that I lack the proper coordination that I need to switch up the techniques and to keep them going for a while. Any advice for this? Is the only solution practice?
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    Sep 04, 2008 3:17 AM GMT
    .... and found that I lack the proper coordination that I need to switch up the techniques and to keep them going for a while. Any advice for this? Is the only solution practice?


    practice, practice , practice, and more practice

    i'm not up to being able to do all of the 20 minute workout yet either.
    some of it is stamina (jumping rope is way different from swimming laps or running).
    and some of it is coordination (i can't manage to shuffle my feet for more than a few turns of the rope without getting tangled).
    but slowly i am getting better at it and can do something akin to a sprint workout with the ropes.
    just keep going and you'll find a way for yourself that works.
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    Sep 04, 2008 4:20 AM GMT
    TOTALLY practice makes perfect!!!
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    Sep 04, 2008 10:47 PM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle saidPractice and some time investment and you'll get right back into it I'm sure.

    My quadriceps tendon can't take constant jumping as I tried the 20 minute workout as well. In fact I just came back from Sports Authority where I begrudgingly returned my brand new jump rope since I realized I can't do it without injuring myself. icon_sad.gif


    i had a similar problem with my ankles when jumping. taking more time to warm up and not being so rigid when i jumped helped. i still had a weak of being in total pain from the knees down though.
  • Puppy80

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    Sep 04, 2008 11:16 PM GMT
    I can do backwards jumping that seems to really impress my PT. Though today he had me jump rope with this rubber tube. MAN, talk about a work out. That thing had me tired fast. I have noticed though that my shins seem a little tender. Any thoughts ? Maybe I'm stressing them to much... icon_rolleyes.gif