Ever thought of incoporating jump-roping into your workout? Check out this Video!

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    Mar 03, 2009 5:16 AM GMT
    I have been doing some research online about the benefit of jump-roping. It is also really practical exercise that can be done anywhere. Do any of you incorporate jump-roping in your workout? How often do you do it?

    At first, I thought it was going to be a piece of cake (heck, if a middle school girl can jump rope so can it)...until I tried it. IT'S REALLY TOUGH. I wasn't able to go more than a few minutes without stopping and resting!

    Some people, namely boxers, make it look so easy. Check this guy out and turn up the volume:

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    Mar 03, 2009 2:30 PM GMT
    I do cardio 3 times / week. My 2 favorite cardio workouts are the rowing machine and jumping rope. After watching that video, I've got a long way to go as far as jump rope skills go, but I find jumping rope to be just plain fun.

    I started out just jumping once per rope spin, jumping with both feet. Every now and then, I would try to cross my arms in front of me spinning the rope, making the rope turn and still jumping over it. It took a while to stop hitting my feet, but eventually got it. I started doing my workouts where I'd jump with both feet, and every 4th jump, I would cross the rope. That got a little boring after a while, so I started doing it on one foot. Jump 4 times with the left foot, 4 times with the right. Once I got faster at this, I started running in place jumping the rope. After every 8th step, I cross the rope. Keep those knees up! lol.

    Now that I've gotten used to those, I am starting boxer footwork. I can do a bit of a skip, jumping with the same foot twice and doing something different with my other foot, then changing to the other foot. It's taking a bit to get used to, but makes my workouts much more fun.
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    Mar 03, 2009 5:16 PM GMT
    I use to incorporate jump roping into my cardio routine, and I need to put it back. It's such an amazing workout that gets your whole body involved.