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August 8, 2012 6:22 AM
I used to love jumping rope!
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August 8, 2012 6:22 AM
I'm still too fat to jump rope without hurting my knees. I am planning to add it into my exercise routine once I lose 50 more pounds.
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August 8, 2012 6:22 AM
Completely agree with the OP. Jump roping is too often abandoned, but it is just about the best exercise you can get. And yes, it burns about 23 calories per minute.
Edited by WendyTerry420 On August 8, 2012 6:28 AM
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August 8, 2012 6:26 AM
I enjoy jumping rope but let's be honest here.. better than any other workout?? Let's do the math.

10 min jog at 10 min/mi pace = 168 calories. 10 min jumping rope at moderate pace = 168 calories
10 min jog at 7 min/mi pace = 235 calories. 10 min jumping rope at fast pace = 201 calories.

You can argue that fast pace may be more in line with 7.5 min mile..some argue it would be faster than 7 min/mi, either way, jumping rope is a good exercise. Just not as good as what has been stated compared to other options.
August 8, 2012 6:28 AM
I'd love to do some jump rope...my weak bladder, on the other hand, does not. lol
  19254164
August 8, 2012 5:35 PM
I added jump roping in my July Goals... I got up to 200 jumps! I started at 5 and worked my way up to 25. I did 30 minutes of 5 reps of 25 jumps. Yes, it's hard but so well worth it in the end! My son who is a Marine bet me that he could do 5x more then me...So, being the mother that I am... I took his challenge! Well, I did my 200 jumps,... He did 400 jumps in less then 5 minutes... I got MAD and I did 200 more jumps totaling 400 jumps!!!

HE DID 1000!!! (15 min)

Leason learned... Never challenge a MARINE!! LOL!!

For those of you who want to add Jump Roping to your routine... JUST DO IT AND DON'T GIVE UP!!

(As a Mother of a Marine... when I can't go any further... I tell myself...

This is NOTHING compared to what my son is going through having to serve 4 times in Iraq)

He is my Hero and My MOTIVATION to MOVE ON!... I believe that somewhere INSIDE YOU... You'll find that push, that strength that keeps you going... <3
  261142
August 8, 2012 5:38 PM
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I love jumping rope but last time I did it regularly, my calves got pretty big... not something I want, so I haven't been doing it. It did help with endurance, though. It helped me run harder & longer. :)

Glad I read this. My calves are already big enough. It's just the way I'm built.
  25424091
August 8, 2012 5:40 PM
Negative. Sex burns more calories than any other exercise.
August 8, 2012 5:40 PM
old thread is old.
  22872058
August 8, 2012 5:42 PM
laugh laugh laugh Ok, I'm going to say it... My butt cheeks are on FIRE when I jump rope for a decent amount of time... blushing Soooooooo I believe you wink
  19861998
August 8, 2012 5:43 PM
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Completely agree with the OP. Jump roping is too often abandoned, but it is just about the best exercise you can get. And yes, it burns about 23 calories per minute.



Lol.. now, if only I could get to a full minute ohwell
  19861998
August 8, 2012 5:44 PM
Jumping rope is KILLER!
  20711900
August 8, 2012 6:28 PM
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Someone find me a bra that will bind my chest so I don't blacken my eyes and I'm there wink laugh

Step 1) cram the girls into an underwire bra 1 size too small
Step 2) slap a proper fitting sports bra on top
Step 3) wrap it all up with a tensor bandage

I'm only half kidding. The too small bra bit helped me before I shrank back to a D-cup.
  1610706
August 8, 2012 7:19 PM
Lately I'm liking to do jump rope intervals with abs. So far this week I've done this superset twice:

50-75 jump rope hops
25 reps of an ab move

12 of these supersets, a different ab move each time.

It's a nice half hour calorie torch!
August 8, 2012 8:28 PM
This is so true wink
  4312356
August 8, 2012 9:29 PM
I love jumping rope but how in hell is it a sport?
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August 8, 2012 9:56 PM
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Sorry my mistake 10 mins of jump rope is equivalent to 30 mins of jogging.....
thanks for noticing


WHAT?! Seriously? I am so ditching the treadmill tomorrow and testing this out
  4450781
August 8, 2012 9:58 PM
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I enjoy jumping rope but let's be honest here.. better than any other workout?? Let's do the math.

10 min jog at 10 min/mi pace = 168 calories. 10 min jumping rope at moderate pace = 168 calories
10 min jog at 7 min/mi pace = 235 calories. 10 min jumping rope at fast pace = 201 calories.

You can argue that fast pace may be more in line with 7.5 min mile..some argue it would be faster than 7 min/mi, either way, jumping rope is a good exercise. Just not as good as what has been stated compared to other options.


I don't doubt your numbers but I do question the practicality. I can't run 7 mph, but I can jump rope at an 160 turns per minute for 36 mins. Furthermore running hurts my knees, achilles and has a detrimental effect on my lifting strength. Fast rope lowers my max bench a because of the extra wear on my shoulders, but other than that leaves me strong.

Everyone is different of course, and won't have the same old man issues I have with running, but there's a lot of people that can't run 7mph for 10 mins but could jump for 10 mins at a reasonably fast pace.
August 8, 2012 10:04 PM
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2, Burns fat faster than any other workout on this planet(thats why boxers and athletes use this workout to train themselves for competetion).
3, 10 mins of jump rope at moderate speed is equivalent to 10 mins jogging/runing



Points 2 and 3 contradict each other...??

edit - you already corrected yourself, sorry!! :-)
Edited by 388gigi On August 8, 2012 10:10 PM
August 8, 2012 10:07 PM
As someone that has spent his entire career in sales, I'm fairly sure rope skipping gets the short end of the stick because there's no money to be made. I could make $100k a year selling your expensive ellipticals, treadmills, gym memberships or personal training. Those things costs lots of money and have fat commissions.

An awesome rope cost $20. If I sold 200,000 ropes a year I'd be lucky to make $35k. Running, which is also free, still has an entire industry built around. Nike was built around selling shoes to runners. Runners World magazine has page after page of glossy ads selling something or other. Jumpers World Monthly would be a pamphlet with 3 ads for ropes, 1 for a jumping pad, and nothing else. The entire issue would be two HIIT routines and some tips on avoiding shin splints or sore heels. There would be no reason to print JWM Issue #2. No money to be made means no promotion.
August 8, 2012 10:13 PM
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Sorry my mistake 10 mins of jump rope is equivalent to 30 mins of jogging.....
thanks for noticing


WHAT?! Seriously? I am so ditching the treadmill tomorrow and testing this out


BEWARE- as a pretty seasoned runner, jumping is still KILLER. I made the mistake of going right to 30 mins of jumping and ended up with 3+ days of wicked calf DOMS. I can run for 2 hrs at a time (but not at a 7 min pace!), but those 30 mins left me crippled!
  20711900
August 8, 2012 10:14 PM
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Ok, so I was thinking about this jump roping thing this am while running and I came home and did a little calorie burning research. First off, both get heart rate going so that is great. Jumping rope does not train the body as overall as running or even walking does unless you are training like a boxer or professional athelete and using many movements to do the jumping (ie, one leg to the other double jumping etc).

Please visit healthstatus.com and look at the calories burned estimator. You can put in your weight and the exercise done and it will give you a great estimate for calories burned. I did this today and here are the results

One hour each activity:
Jumping rope 1108 calories
Running 5mph 933
running 6mph 1108
running 7mph 1268
running 8mph 1487
running 10mph 1982
running 12 mph 2464

Obviously, it depends on how fast you are running but if you have trained and you are running at more than 6 mph then keep running, and if you can't run for 6 mph then you are probably not jumping rope at a speed that would burn 1200 calories in an hour because you most likely don't have the stamina to do it at the level a professional athelete would. But if you want JUMP until your heart is content if that keeps you moving.


thats a very handy website
August 8, 2012 10:20 PM
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Sorry my mistake 10 mins of jump rope is equivalent to 30 mins of jogging.....
thanks for noticing


WHAT?! Seriously? I am so ditching the treadmill tomorrow and testing this out


BEWARE- as a pretty seasoned runner, jumping is still KILLER. I made the mistake of going right to 30 mins of jumping and ended up with 3+ days of wicked calf DOMS. I can run for 2 hrs at a time (but not at a 7 min pace!), but those 30 mins left me crippled!


Bean, I'm sure you wear your HRM when you jump. You know my feeling on HRMs, but this should give us a pretty decent comparison. What does your HRM give as a burn rate for your jumping compared to your running?
August 8, 2012 10:27 PM
What a great idea! I'm definitely getting myself a jump rope, great way to burn calories while killing some time!
  27580356
August 8, 2012 10:36 PM
Oh, I definitely won't be jumping for 30mins. No way. Just 10 and then I can shorten my treadmill time. Can't wait for the little guy to be able to go on runs so I can ditch the treadmill altogether

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QUOTE:

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Sorry my mistake 10 mins of jump rope is equivalent to 30 mins of jogging.....
thanks for noticing


WHAT?! Seriously? I am so ditching the treadmill tomorrow and testing this out


BEWARE- as a pretty seasoned runner, jumping is still KILLER. I made the mistake of going right to 30 mins of jumping and ended up with 3+ days of wicked calf DOMS. I can run for 2 hrs at a time (but not at a 7 min pace!), but those 30 mins left me crippled!
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