Group: General Fitness & Exercise

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Skipping vs. running

zigman11
zigman11
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Joined: 2005/07/12
Australia
2005/07/13, 08:47 AM
In terms of aerobic excercise which is better skipping or running?
Bighoss147
Bighoss147
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United States
2005/07/13, 01:50 PM
I always think of running as THE aerobic excersize, I mean you also never know when you might in a moments notice be able to get the hell out of somewhere in a hurry. More importantly you'd look just plain ridiculous skipping down the street if you're in the double digits for age...
zigman11
zigman11
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Australia
2005/07/13, 11:02 PM
I don't mean jogging whilst skipping i mean skipping on the spot using a skipping rope.
EMTgirl19
EMTgirl19
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Joined: 2005/07/13
United States
2005/07/13, 11:11 PM
so if i do an hour of cardio as compared to 45 min is it really helping me lose more weight or not really? i am new to this site and back to working out....
gangstershoes
gangstershoes
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United States
2005/07/14, 11:23 AM
skipping rope can be very intense as a cardio workout however much like other cardio exercises you must have a high effort or it becomes more of a timing exercise versus a heart pumping cardio workout.
emokid
emokid
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Joined: 2005/07/16
United States
2005/07/16, 02:56 AM
I skip for 2o mins everyday and used to run and ive notices tht skipping works alot better in toning yur stomache
flyonthewall
flyonthewall
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Canada
2005/11/11, 09:30 AM
I second jakewa3's comment. The ideal would be to do both. It'll give you variety, keep your body guessing and work different muscle groups.

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pianoboy1
pianoboy1
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New Zealand
2005/11/10, 06:59 PM
SKIPPING IS AWESOME IM 15 I LIVE IN NEW ZEALAND AN I WEIGH 160 POUNDS(73KG) AND I SAW A DIFFERENCE IM MY CHEST AND SHOULDERS AND ABDOMINALS AFTER 3 DAYS WITH A SKIPPING ROPE AND NO OTHER EXERSIZE!!!@!!!AFTER A WEEK I LOST TWO POUNDS FOR ONLY 10 MINS WITH A LEATHER ROPE A DAY !CHEERS
jakewa3
jakewa3
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Canada
2005/11/11, 02:43 AM


Why not do both? Skipping brings in the upper body a little more but there are no hills while skipping. If you only run on flat ground ie. A track, I would guess that skipping, at the same intensity as the run, would burn more cals. as the upper body is more involved. Running when hills are involved really gets the legs and cardio going.