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Jump Rope - not just for kids....

Monday, July 18, 2011

One of the parts of my Summer Challenge Group is to find a new exercise this week. A few weeks back I had book marked a 10 minute jump rope workout that I thought would be a great addition to my routine, and also to help shape my calves....I want that little outside calf muscle to show itself off some.....

So today I decided to try it. Coach Nicole puts you through the paces with a 30 second interval routine that alternates between jumping rope with various types of jumps and marching in place. It was a great workout....and I burned 123 calories in that short time....almost as good as running a mile at an 8 minute pace.

Here is the link for the workout: www.sparkpeople.com/reso
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We visited the MIL's pool today with my niece and she spend an hour floating around in her little lady bug float - it was a great day for it - over 90 again - and then it was just a rather chill out day...until baseball of course.

The little man almost beat one of the best teams in the league tonight - so proud of them.

Calves are starting to feel tight from the jumping today - good thing...

Tomorrow - trail running - and my 12 yr. old said we are going long - so I better be ready...OH BOY....better get some shut eye!
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  • EBPOOKIE
    Jumping rope is a workout no wonder we didn't have weight issues growing up. I used to jump rope, bike it everywhere, roller skate, skip it (it was a little contraction that would wrap around one ankle and you would skip as it came around) and hula hoop amoung i'm sure other thinks. Memoroble days!

    3517 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9477195
    I might have to try that jump rope work out. I can't remember the last time I jumped rope!
    3517 days ago
  • NATPLUMMER
    YAY emoticon
    Have a great run!!
    3517 days ago
  • CARLA-216
    That's a great calorie burn for a short workout! Great job, Robyn!
    3517 days ago
  • FLOWER1967
    Yeah... I have tried jump rope...its great..BUT...its then i realise how many jiggly bits I have !
    emoticon emoticon *jiggle wobble jiggle jelly*
    3517 days ago
  • FUNKY5RED
    Great job with the jump roping! Have fun with your son tomorrow.

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    3517 days ago
  • THEHONESTME
    I can imagine how intense that workout must be! I do "pretend" jump roping in one of my Jillian Michael's DVDs and that's tortuous!
    Get a good night's sleep - I'm heading in that direction, too - it's been a good day! :)
    3517 days ago
  • MIZPAM25
    emoticon emoticon Best wishes on your journey! emoticon emoticon
    3517 days ago
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