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post #31 of 34
It's a matter of sticking at it. You need to apply the technique m@T notes, but working at it on a regular basis will give you vast improvements. I remember finding an old jump rope in our basement a couple years back. I couldn't do more than three or four skips at a time. After buying a speed rope, I got pretty good at it. The trick is definitely to not jump too high off the ground when just doing the basic jump. Don't jump higher than an inch and bounce off your toes. Don't even mess with anything fancy until you can go for a while without hitting your toes with the rope. I eventually worked in alternating feet and am working on double unders right now, but none of it's possible without a solid foundation first. I also found that listening to music and following the beat with my feet made it a lot easier to lock in and keep a good tempo with my jumps.
post #32 of 34
I've just recently started and find that my arches are absolutely killing me after a few minutes. Is this typical for a newbie or could I be doing something wrong? If it makes a difference, my arches collapse and have an overpronating running gait. I've been wearing my motion-control running shoes while jumping rope.
post #33 of 34
It's a great cardiovascular workout!
post #34 of 34
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I've just recently started and find that my arches are absolutely killing me after a few minutes. Is this typical for a newbie or could I be doing something wrong? If it makes a difference, my arches collapse and have an overpronating running gait. I've been wearing my motion-control running shoes while jumping rope.

I had the exact same problem as you as my arches are collapsed like yours. When i first started my arches would hurt after only a few minutes and i'd have to stop, but now i can go for quite some time and i haven't experienced any discomfort. I always jump barefoot though so i don't know if that makes any difference.
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