1. Vic

    Vic Well-Known Member

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    Heard that here and there, some people beleive that the rope can help your footwork....well, maybe it helps the coordination of your legs, but how do you feel about helping your footwork ? Is it a myth, personally I believe it is......
     
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    There's Jumping Rope, and there's Jumping Rope. Meaning if you just stand in one place and hop up and down while the rope passes between the floor and your feet, you won't likely get much out of it but aerobic exercise. However, I've seen pros that practically dance while Jumping Rope using large areas of the ring or gym while changing direction, pace and intensity of this particular exercise. That requires a lot of dexterity in their footwork to accomplish this, along with a good deal of stamina to maintain it.

    I once watched Roberto Duran work out prior to the "No Mas" fight in the Dome in New Orleans and he was a master of the Jump Rope. Near the end of his session on the rope he'd crouch down like doing a duck walk and choke up on the rope and jump like that for a half minute or so to end his rope routine.
     
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    Teaches you to be light on your feet, don't really see how it can have much crossover to be honest. Why not skip to improve endurance and use that endurance to shadowbox and practice your footwork?
     
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    I think it helps a good bit
     
  5. thehook13

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    When it's done properly the rope is a staple in developing the fitness required to move around lightly on your feet. Hopefully learning some agility and coordination at the same time. It's expected you go at a fast pace with bouts of lifting your knees.

    Theres skipping as a warm-up also, which is only used to get the blood pumping and warming up similar leg and shoulder muscles used in a boxing workout.
     
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    Pretty much this.
    It contributes to being well conditioned, but ultimately footwork comes from training
     
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    It's great for building stamina imo. I skip all the time but my footwork is still shite though :lol:
     
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    Truth. Jumping Rope builds mental awareness between the hands and feet. IMHO, it also builds the strength in the feet and calves needed to move.
     
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    improves general co-ordination, leg conditioning, rythm, timing but practising footwork improves footwork
     
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    i am quite agree with his point of view.. Simple rope jumping may b have some impact on footwork but if you do jumping rope by continuously changing position and style than it would definitely effective for your footwork
     
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    Fuckin brilliant for losing weight.
     
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    Keeps you light on your feet and in good condition. Does nothing for balance while moving, positioning your feet relative to your opponent, etc.
     
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    Maybe it helps if you still aren#t used to being on the balls of your feet beside that it's just cardio
     
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    My boxing club warms us up Jumping Rope. We do 10 minutes before we do anything else and you have to do 10 pushups (press ups) for each time you screw up at the end of the 10 minutes.
     
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    It's like anything it's how you apply yourself if you do the same patterns and don't stimulate the muscles with different foot patterns and tempos you won't get anywhere.

    If you mix up the speed, foot patterns and height of jumps you will feel benefits.

    To improve your Boxing footwork you still need to work on additional exercises imo such as balance and breaking down patterns and then using those movement patterns in shadowboxing and working the bag etc.

    My footwork massively improved through breaking down techniques and drilling them along with the skipping and agility exercises then working on footwork solely for rounds at a time during shadow.

    My skipping i like to do crossovers, over unders, high knees, double crossovers, criss cross feet and moving back and forward laterally. Basically playing with ideas and making it fun.
     
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    If you apply it properly and learn different patterns/moves etc and mix them up freestyle while you skip, then you will not only be exercising your body, but also your brain. The rhythm and mental side of challenges cognitive function way more than simple running, biking or other cardio. I'm biased as i absolutely love skipping, but to me there's no better full body workout in the gym. Years ago i bought a buddy lee skipping DVD, and haven't look back since. If you're just doing clumsy or bog standard skips maybe it's different, but challenge yourself and you'll feel the benefit.
     

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