Jumping Rope in between Sets?
05-21-2007 10:06 PM
Jumping Rope in between Sets?
I have been wondering about the effectivness of this tactic for a while? A little while ago I witnessed a guy at my gym jumping rope in between sets while he lifted and since he was in very good shape (he was muscular and appered to be in very good cardiovascular shape) and it got me wondering the effectivness of jump roping in between sets at the gym.
From my standpoint (I didnt find any info about it through the search or online) it seems like it is a very effective way to help get cut up since it will keep heart rate at and elevated level throughout the workout but still at a low enough rate (if kept at a reasonable amount) to avoid going catabolic. Other positives I can think of are the extra delt/ab work it would provide, offers a new sense of calf training, and best of all it eliminates the need for after workout cardio.
However the negatives I see are the fact that it eliminates rest in between sets (and going heavy would be more difficult potentially,) it could tap into glycogen and amino acid pools during the weight part of a workout when you need them the most instead of just depleting them during weights then doing cardio when they arent needed to push out that extra rep.
I just wanted to see if anyone one here has tried this before or had any information or other pros/cons I didnt take into account. It seems like it has potential to add a very benficial aspect to a workout but do the negatives outweigh the positives?
05-22-2007 10:43 AM
Maybe if you're circuit training....other than that I see it being exhausting. If you're lifting hard and heavy, you need your rest - at least I do. I personally think it's overkill but I'm looking at it from a common sense point of view.
05-22-2007 12:08 PM
Depends on what you're training for. As a person with Endo tendencies, that could be a very good idea, or for a person who is looking to cut but doesn't have time to put in the extra cardio in addition to normal training.
05-22-2007 01:34 PM
Why not just do your squats between sets? If that isn't a cardio-killer, I don't know what is.
05-25-2007 10:50 AM
Black Star Labs
exactly. do you cardio when you do your cardio. when you lift....just lift.
Originally Posted by dannyboy9
05-30-2007 02:19 PM
05-30-2007 05:20 PM
My advice would be to try it and see how it works for you. Personally, jumping rope works great for me. I like the idea of doing it between sets and may try that myself. As I have gotten older, I find that I respond better to the rope if I get a little more rest between "rounds", so the lifting in between would work great.
If you jump correctly, the rope gives a great core workout.
05-30-2007 05:26 PM
05-30-2007 05:43 PM
Oh God. I'm never gonna live this one down.
05-30-2007 08:33 PM
Thanks for all the replies. The more I think about it the more I agree that it does seem rather exhausting when going all out on lifts. I am still however intrigued to its fat burning capabilites and when I begin my next cut (dont have one planned for a while) but when I do I am going to give this a try instead of the after workout cardio and compare results to previouse cuts.
I was going to try and add it in during the next few months but I am planning to give DC training a try and think that jump rope wouldnt be beneficial to it.
However when I do institute jump rope I will report back on personal results and how it felt/did to lifting intensity.
05-31-2007 09:37 AM
Read Mark's text "lose fat like your on crack" it's very effective from the logs I have read... His rational is sound too.
Also. Just try doing it one day. It feel crazy
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