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Old 05-23-2012, 09:37 PM   #1
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I've just purchased a speed rope, any tips for a beginner?
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:06 PM   #2
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Have you ever tried a Speed Rope? Hows it go?
I've no idea, it's not arrived yet, but thanks for asking.
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:12 PM   #3
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Have you ever tried a Speed Rope? Hows it go?
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:44 PM   #4
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Default Re: I've just purchased a speed rope, any tips?

Just for the record, I've had a fair bit to drink, maybe it was a pretty stupid question. Sorry about that.

I purchased it to perhaps play a small part of trying to get in shape.

I'd love to be able to skip like some of the boxers do.
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:10 PM   #5
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My tip would be,

just try to keep it simple for now.

dont try any fancy shit like your a prime Roy Jones Jnr or something doing all kinds of fancy twists and turns with the rope

just keep things simple and get use to the Rhythm of the rope and gradually build your confidence and fitness.
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:57 PM   #6
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Thanks for the response. No doubt I will find I have feet full of lead, still it should be fun.

Least of all it will be another angle to try and get in shape I guess.
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:39 AM   #7
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Default Re: I've just purchased a speed rope, any tips?

Well its been awhile when u brought this thread up but for beginners.

Most important part is rhythm, with out it you will not develop naturally so try finding your timing and speed.
and when u get there start adding new styles little by little .

start with 3 mins 4x |rest 45 sec
then 5 mins 2x |rest 1 min
5 mins of 3x |rest 1 min

push your self
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:02 PM   #8
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Well its been awhile when u brought this thread up but for beginners.

Most important part is rhythm, with out it you will not develop naturally so try finding your timing and speed.
and when u get there start adding new styles little by little .

start with 3 mins 4x |rest 45 sec
then 5 mins 2x |rest 1 min
5 mins of 3x |rest 1 min

push your self

This. Also, listening to music and trying to "dance" to it while skipping helps rhythm and is fun
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:43 PM   #9
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Main thing -

Dont Give Up.

When I first started skipping many years ago - I was hopeless

Could not string even a few skips together without it getting tangled in my leg and having to start all over again.

Frustrated that I seen boxers training and doing it easy - I thought how can they do that ?

But I never gave up.

These days its one of my favorite warm up / cool down - routines.

Just today - I skipped for 15 minutes straight - no problem - loved it - just enjoying being fit and keeping in shape and rhythm of my feet.
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Buddy Lee has an excellent jump rope training program for beginners and intermediate folks. Look that stuff up son.

Here's a few things to keep in mind:

- Initially keep your jump rope workouts short with lots of rest periods. You want to master technique.

- Build up your workout capacity slowly so you don't get injured. Plantar fasciitis, patellar tendinitis, achilles tendinitis, and other lower body injuries are a bitch to deal with.

- Be consistent. Train 3-4 times a week. Maybe 500 jumps per session the first 2 weeks, then 1000 jumps per session after that, so on and so forth. Soon you'd have enough stamina to jump continuously for minutes at a time with no problem.

- After a few months you then move on to the ultimate cardio workout: double unders and sprints - that shit is way better than LSD running for getting you fit in no time.
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Buddy Lee has an excellent jump rope training program for beginners and intermediate folks. Look that stuff up son.

Here's a few things to keep in mind:

- Initially keep your jump rope workouts short with lots of rest periods. You want to master technique.

- Build up your workout capacity slowly so you don't get injured. Plantar fasciitis, patellar tendinitis, achilles tendinitis, and other lower body injuries are a bitch to deal with.

- Be consistent. Train 3-4 times a week. Maybe 500 jumps per session the first 2 weeks, then 1000 jumps per session after that, so on and so forth. Soon you'd have enough stamina to jump continuously for minutes at a time with no problem.

- After a few months you then move on to the ultimate cardio workout: double unders and sprints - that shit is way better than LSD running for getting you fit in no time.



Can you go into more detail about this work out ?

I'm interested - dont fully understand what "double unders and sprints" with a skip rope actually is ?
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Can you go into more detail about this work out ?

I'm interested - dont fully understand what "double unders and sprints" with a skip rope actually is ?
It's pretty self explanatory isn't it?
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:01 AM   #13
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Default Re: I've just purchased a speed rope, any tips?

Try doing it as a light jog,with your foot(feet) rising just as your hear the crack.Main aim should be keeping the jump as minimal as you can.
Good luck.It's a great way to get in the zone,which can be so hard with cardio.Skipping is one of the few aspects of boxing training that I can hold my own with the younger guys,but now my ankles flare up every time.
I'm guessing you've got a speed rope with light handles Rob? One big mistake people make is buying ropes with big or heavy handles.They're a big hurdle when you're starting out.Tire your arms out.
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:09 PM   #14
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I'm guessing you've got a speed rope with light handles Rob? One big mistake people make is buying ropes with big or heavy handles.They're a big hurdle when you're starting out.Tire your arms out.
Yes, it's a light handled one, PTF. Buying such was more by luck than anything else though, but by the sounds of it I chose the right type going by what you say.



Thanks for the advice to all those in the thread.
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View the first couple of rounds as skill rounds. Try to improve every time and always keep concentration to not miss a jump etc.
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