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jump rope

To jump or skip repeatedly over a length of rope, cord, or the like, which is swung over and around the jumper's entire body by the jumper or two others. One of our favorite things to do when we were little was to jump rope! Even as an adult, jumping rope is a great form of exercise!
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"I was fascinated by how boxers jump rope. I enjoyed the lightness of their movements, their changing rhythm, the movement of their arms and legs, which was a kind of dance all of its own.
Competing against kids older than his age, 14- year- old Harsh, a resident of south Delhi's Mehrangarhi village, is among 1,000 students from the country, who participated in the national jump rope championship held in Karnataka last year.
They indicate that jump rope training may have a supporting role for improving motor coordination and balance performance in preadolescent soccer players.
The BHF is urging schools, youth groups and nurseries to get hearthealthy by signing up and taking part in one of its popular physical activity initiatives: Jump Rope For Heart and Ultimate Dodgeball.
Crossrope is a customizable line of nine weighted cable jump ropes, ranging from two ounces to three pounds.
Double Dutch skipping is when a person jumps through two jump ropes at the same time, which are being twirled in opposite directions.
The equipment consisted of a badminton set, a cricket set, footballs and jump ropes. The excitement on the children's faces was priceless and more than enough initiative for the Gaming Club to hold more such fun fundraising activities in the future.
The First Lady surprised the young members of the Cary YMCA SuperSkippers jump rope team during a segment on "Live with Kelly!" which taped May 30.
The children and their families received Coral Gables, Fla.-based Del Monte Fresh Fit gift bags full of fresh fruit, a jump rope, stickers, a sports bottle, a fruit and vegetable activity book and other items.
One of my favorite activities to do at home is jump rope. I'm talking about the good old-fashioned schoolyard skip.
Summary: Low tech, inexpensive and versatile, the jump rope has long been a staple of boxers training for bouts and children chanting in schoolyards.
Anyone who is willing to set aside the time to variously lift weights, do situps and pullups, and jump rope will tone their body.
Buddy Lee's JUMP ROPE TRAINING (0736081593, $18.95) appears in its second updated edition to provide jump rope workouts and the latest on rehabilitation of sport injuries and optimizing body composition.
To vary your jump rope workouts, try the jogging gate (pushing off with one foot only, alternating with each step) and the high-step variation of the jogging gate.