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Jumping rope for 40 years

by Randy
(Minford, Ohio)




I started boxing in 1969 when I 12 years old. I am now 51 and still jump rope regularly.
Through the years I was a Paratrooper in the Army and started training in the martial arts 30 yrs. ago and now teach. I ran throughout my lifetime, but years of jumping, kicking and running has taken it's toll on my knees. Jumping rope is excellent if your knees bother you and can't run any longer but still want a good cardio workout. To increase the intensity as your fitness level increases, time yourself and increase the number of skips per minute. Right now I average 170-180 skips a minute for 15 minutes. Excellent workout without the pounding.




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Keep Jumping
by: Sherri

Wow that is awesome! You should be proud. I will be 50 in June and have always exercised. Bought a jump rope about a year ago and had never opened it till today. Wow can see how it will increase my endurance, and tone up the whole body. Funny how we forget about a tool as simple as the jump rope. Great for all you northerns who seem to let the weather deter you from exercise. Going to try to include some jumping into my routine, got to try and keep it fresh.

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Wow!!
by: Heather

I'm amazed and inspired!

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Wow 40 years Jumping Rope
by: Anonymous

amazing...you say "Right now I average 170-180 skips a minute for 15 minutes".

Amazing at 51 years old.

Hats up

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