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Old 10-09-2006, 05:46 AM   #1
Ben Kaminski
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I have noticed that jumping rope in addition to the CrossFit warm up can help improve performance on a WOD.

Jumping rope helps to wake up the posterior chain, relaxes non-working muscles like the abs, and encourages a breathing rate independent of movement. This last point is key I think.

Often, breathing is forced to a rhythm of a movement. This is trying to serve two purposes: breathing enough air and moving quickly. The two seem to counteract. If I am able to relax the abs and breath at a rate independent of movement, I find that I can perform more unbroken reps of an exercise.

I find that jumping rope as part of a warm up helps to wake up my posterior chain, improves my breathing, and generally results in better performance.

Hopefully this might be useful to other people as well.
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Old 10-10-2006, 03:26 PM   #2
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I think jumping rope has to be one of the most perfect forms of exercise there is. Everyone that is able should incorporate this into their routines. Not just as a warm up, but as a workout also.
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Old 10-10-2006, 03:42 PM   #3
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Except double unders.

Those are from the devil.
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Old 10-10-2006, 08:07 PM   #4
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I remember noting that most of the good wrestlers that I knew or saw warming-up could do some amazing things with jump ropes.

Maybe it was just natural atheleticsm on display, but it definitely made an impression on me, which is one of the reasons I make sure to include it in my warm-ups once in a while.

Double-unders now. :yeahthat:
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Old 10-10-2006, 09:59 PM   #5
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Can't wrestle for when you're cold. I always jumped rope to keep warm between matches, as did every other non-heavyweight wrestler I knew.

Jumping rope is a great way to warm up and loosens up the ankles, to boot.
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Old 10-11-2006, 02:45 AM   #6
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I used to wrestle in High School as well. The reason why we were/are good at jumping rope is because we did it everywhere we went, all the time, and for a long time.

Like Tim said, you really can't wrestle if you are cold and its just one of the best conditioning tools around and you can bring it with you everywhere you go.
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Old 10-11-2006, 05:42 AM   #7
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I started adding jumping rope to my warmup when we started doing it in Jiu jitsu and I was stinking at jumping rope. Now I had it to my warmup on a daily basis
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Old 10-11-2006, 06:05 AM   #8
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I'm thinking of adding it to my warm-up as well. It's a nice way to burn a few more calories too. How many mins do you guys go for?
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Old 10-11-2006, 07:38 AM   #9
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Frank;

Most of the time I'll do 1 minute intervals mixed in with my warm-ups.

My high school wrestling coach used to stand outside the gym and jump rope for what seemed like a solid hour.
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Old 10-11-2006, 07:45 AM   #10
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Frank I do about a minute to minute and half per round
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