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Grissim Connery 07-23-2010 12:10 PM

Anyone like Jump Ropes?
 
How do you guys feel about developing advanced jump rope skills? Some of the skills i'm thinking of are:

1. triple, quad, or quintuple unders
2. double (or more) unders with difficult footwork (bell hops, skier jumps, lunge jumps, rotations, etc.)
3. (the one i'm most curious about) squatted jump roping.

the last one is always surprisingly difficult, but the benefits could be great since you're repeatedly exploding out of the hole.

Patrick Donnelly 07-23-2010 05:43 PM

Probably not worth it, unless you're just doing it for its own sake 'cuz it's fun.

Daniel Christensen 07-26-2010 01:56 AM

I enjoy the ropes, although I find too much puts quite a pounding on the calves and ankles.

David Weck's Rolling Ropes teaches a bunch of nice low-impact coordination tricks with the ropes, which I found helped my skipping. You can check him out on youtube to see what he's about.

Gary Ohm 07-26-2010 09:28 AM

I think that jumping rope is actually one of the more functional exercises. However it does get REALLY boring. This is where all the tricks developed. I don't know if they necessarily have any functional use, but they are fun and challenging and they take your mind off the boredom of just hopping up and down.

Gant Grimes 07-26-2010 10:08 AM

The rope is VERY underrated. I don't know about the utility of a triple or quad, but basic routines are great. Couch screwed up jumping like he screwed up KBs. Anyone that can jump for five minutes at 160-180 rpm will have excellent fitness. Pick up Buddy Lee's book (laugh all you want). There are several routines in there.

Dave Van Skike 07-26-2010 10:17 AM

i don't know about twizzle-unders but this rope is sweet. nice feature includes not getting all f'ed up and twisty in your bag.



http://ironmind-store.com/2000-BOA-W...ductinfo/1381/

Jay Cohen 07-26-2010 10:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gant Grimes (Post 78720)
The rope is VERY underrated. I don't know about the utility of a triple or quad, but basic routines are great. Couch screwed up jumping like he screwed up KBs. Anyone that can jump for five minutes at 160-180 rpm will have excellent fitness. Pick up Buddy Lee's book (laugh all you want). There are several routines in there.

Caught Buddy at a cert doing a guest appearance/short workout, not laughing, that dude can jump rope.

Grissim Connery 07-26-2010 11:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gant Grimes (Post 78720)
The rope is VERY underrated. I don't know about the utility of a triple or quad, but basic routines are great. Couch screwed up jumping like he screwed up KBs. Anyone that can jump for five minutes at 160-180 rpm will have excellent fitness. Pick up Buddy Lee's book (laugh all you want). There are several routines in there.

i actually have his book. i haven't looked at it in a while though. i used it when i used to jump rope every morning (back then i literally weighed 40-50# less). i just started up again initially for conditioning, but now that i'm remembering how fun it can be, i was curious how much other crap i could stop doing while focusing on JR.

i should probably look at the book again, but i was curious what you guys thought. IIRC, the book didn't explain much more on technique than you could find online. i'd have to read over the programs again.

Derek Weaver 07-26-2010 11:22 AM

Like the usual answer, I'd first respond with "For what?".

It's a tool in a box. Like Gant said, his Couchness screwed it up like he did KBs. Both fantastic tools that don't get enough play, and in some cases, get too much.

For boxers, and at least as much, basketball players, it delivers qualities that not much else will. For everyone else that I'm not thinking of, I still see no drawback to skipping a few days/week. Unless you're a 300 lb powerlifter. Then it may not be that great.

Dave Van Skike 07-26-2010 03:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Derek Weaver (Post 78725)
Like the usual answer, I'd first respond with "For what?".

It's a tool in a box. Like Gant said, his Couchness screwed it up like he did KBs. Both fantastic tools that don't get enough play, and in some cases, get too much.

For boxers, and at least as much, basketball players, it delivers qualities that not much else will. For everyone else that I'm not thinking of, I still see no drawback to skipping a few days/week. Unless you're a 300 lb powerlifter. Then it may not be that great.

you mean

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMRpFd31e4k

like this?


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