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Old 01-07-2013, 01:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default newboy 73yo - is jumping rope OK for me

G'day i weigh 106.7k and need to be at most 80k because i am just 5'6" tall.

feel pretty good but get very tired easily and thats because i am just so fat.

am trying and now the wife watches every bite i take.

wonder would it hurt me to jump rope. i had a triple bye pass operation ten years ago.

walk but after about ten minutes need to turn back - because i am to fat.

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Old 01-07-2013, 01:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome aboard Peter. I would definitely check with your doctor because jumping rope can be VERY physical. There are a lot of things besides your heart that come into play, such as joint/bone condition, balance and coordination.
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thanks i will do that - all my other bits and pieces seem ok for me but i do need exercise and think jumping rope would fit in well with my life style

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Old 01-07-2013, 05:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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there's a dvd that allows you to 'walk' in place in your home, with a group in the studio, with a leader and music. It's a series, all of them good.

Leslie Sansone exercise and workout videos & DVDs

I have them on DVD and on video. It doesn't take much room to walk in place in your own home, and you actually rack up quite a few miles, if you want. And you can stop whenever you want. It's great.

I agree that jumping rope is hard on your joints, even if you are a fit person. It requires more space, and probably isn't as pleasant as working out to a DVD.

collagevideo has so many great workout videos and dvds. I even did one with an elderly friends, both of us sitting in chairs and doing gentle exercises to music. Some of the videos are filmed in interesting places, too.
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Hi Peter! When I first started jumping rope again after not doing it for years, I set small goals of how many jumps. I started with 10, then ever two weeks I would and 5 more. It has been over a year with adding this back into my daily work out of walking, and working out weekly on the physical therapy equipment. I can say I am now able to do 25 jumps comfortable. I say comfortable because it's just enough to feel my heart beat with out feeling like I can't catch my breath.
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