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Is jump rope paleo?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 30, 2011 at 12:46 AM

Is jump rope a healthy exercise? I know boxers do a lot of it... and they tend to have GREAT bodies. I want to look like that haha... at least when it comes to being LEAN! Help me out guys!

Thanks!

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on June 30, 2011
at 05:16 PM

I respect the attempt at humor!

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on June 30, 2011
at 05:26 AM

agreed. but disregarding paleo reenactment, yes jump rope is a good cardio type exercise. i'd treat it like doing sprints and do a tabata style jump rope workout

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on June 30, 2011
at 01:32 AM

Don't forget indoor plumbing and central heating/cooling. You are not being snarky. You are actually being polite...more than I would have been

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on June 30, 2011
at 01:31 AM

Don't forget indoor plumbing and central heating/cooling. You are not being snarky. You are just being polite...more than I would have been

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on June 30, 2011
at 01:26 AM

I have wondered this, as well. Thanks for asking it!

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on June 30, 2011
at 01:17 AM

Derrick - jump rope is playful and fun. It is the sister to hop scotch. The cousin of dodgeball. Of course jump rope is paleo because play is paleo. Would you double dutch with me sometime?

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on June 30, 2011
at 12:48 AM

Only if the rope is made of materials high in saturated fat

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on June 30, 2011
at 12:48 AM

Only if it is high in saturated fat

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on June 30, 2011
at 12:47 AM

Only if it is high in saturated fat. C'mon, really?

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on June 30, 2011
at 01:21 AM

Are cars paleo? Computers? Not everything we do can be classified as paleo. We just have to use our best judgement. Sorry if this comes across as snarky. I've had a crappy week and my internal filter isn't working.

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on June 30, 2011
at 01:32 AM

Don't forget indoor plumbing and central heating/cooling. You are not being snarky. You are actually being polite...more than I would have been

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on June 30, 2011
at 01:31 AM

Don't forget indoor plumbing and central heating/cooling. You are not being snarky. You are just being polite...more than I would have been

9ac8a7b68cf079b22de42b703e466e64

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on June 30, 2011
at 05:26 AM

agreed. but disregarding paleo reenactment, yes jump rope is a good cardio type exercise. i'd treat it like doing sprints and do a tabata style jump rope workout

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on June 30, 2011
at 04:29 PM

Seriously? If you want a "Paleo" exercise break into a zoo and provoke a tiger. You'll run like Grok did!

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on June 30, 2011
at 05:16 PM

I respect the attempt at humor!

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on June 30, 2011
at 01:05 AM

While I doubt that cavemen actually "jumped rope", I have no doubt that they would have jumped a lot. I can't see anything that would make jumping rope non-paleo.

The latest in paleo podcast guy--and others, I'm sure--talks about paleo being more a list of things NOT to do because we know cavemen didn't do it (e.g. don't eat refined sugars, cavemen wouldn't have had access) than it is a list of prescribed behaviors. There were too many "cavemen" in too many parts of the world, living too diverse lifestyles to possibly know what they all did.

As long as it is not well-known (or, well-assumed, anyway) that cavemen didn't do something, I consider it paleo.

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on June 30, 2011
at 01:59 AM

Punch/kick heavy bag for 3 minutes, jump rope 1 minute, rest 1 minute, repeat 5 times. Awesome workout. Add 1 minute of pushups for an even better workout.

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on June 30, 2011
at 01:48 AM

Jump rope is great exercise.

Try 40 secs bursts. 6-8 of them with a two minute rest in between... Very intense.

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on June 30, 2011
at 08:30 PM

Have you ever seen any traditional African dances? The dancing of the Native American tribes?

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Talk about short-response plyometrics!

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on June 30, 2011
at 07:47 PM

If you do it as high-intensity interval training, maybe. Me and my bum knee would definitely avoid it in favor of the elliptical.

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