Jump roping pain

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    Sep 05, 2008 3:32 PM GMT
    I recently added some jump roping to my workout routine. Still tripping over my feet but slowly getting better at it. I also like how I feel after jumping rope. All except for one thing. While jumping rope my legs are experiencing pain. I am working out on a carpeted floor which is very hard. I've tried putting cushions in my shoes and putting a thick carpet over the spot. Yet the pain persists.

    Any ideas or suggestions on how to deal with this?
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    Sep 05, 2008 8:03 PM GMT
    The big problem is what you're jumping on. You need some firmness to the surface, but you don't want anything too concrete-like. Since it's September and thus not unduly cold outside, I'd suggest going outdoors. Short grass or a springy rubberized surface--which can often be found on a track, at a playground, or along certain types of park trails--would be much more comfortable for repeated jumping.
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    Sep 05, 2008 10:05 PM GMT
    Where is this pain? In your feet? In your knees? Pain comes in a lot of variations.
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    Sep 05, 2008 10:08 PM GMT
    SockMonkey saidWhere is this pain? In your feet? In your knees? Pain comes in a lot of variations.


    Whoops. Such be more specific. Lower legs.
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    Sep 05, 2008 10:12 PM GMT
    Like your shins? Is it the pain of shin splints?

    I'm not going to repeat the experiment on the floor in the basement here, but that's where I'm imagining it would hurt on my body. At least it couldn't hurt to take MSUBioNerd's advice and practice on a surface with more cushion, although I see you're trying to find something to use as a shock absorber already.
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    Oct 18, 2008 1:29 PM GMT
    Jrope is one of the best forms of cardio you can do. I Carry my rope to the gym everytime. I try and work Jrope in between lifting sets. So many times I see other people jump but their form is horrible. Just like anything else, bad form can cause aches and pains. I'm wondering how is your form? In good form, the feet should only come off the floor an inch? Most of my jump comes from my calves with a half inch clearance from the floor. That means I can speed that rope pretty fast and bust out some pretty fancy foot work. The faster and more complicated footwork translates to a strenous workout. If you jump rope like you're trying to clear hurdles, then I suspect you will have a lot of pain in your legs. As for jumping surfaces, I only jump on wood or hard rubber gym floors... I do wear gel insoles in my shoes. Google jumprope and check out proper form. Hope that helps.