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Old 06-04-2011, 10:41 AM #1
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When I jump rope, I usually go from anywhere between 15 and 30 minutes. Several times during this routine, I lose rhythm, and have to start over. But, I keep my legs bouncing up and down the entire time. Normally within seconds I start swinging the rope again.

QUESTION:

In terms of how much time I actually exercised, does it still count as exercise as long as I keep my legs moving, or do I have to subtract all of the seconds that the rope wasn't moving?
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Old 06-04-2011, 11:24 AM #2
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if your legs are still moving then it is still actual time,look at at a fight when the fighters are just clutching and grabbing and standing still the time continues on
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Old 06-04-2011, 11:48 AM #3
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I meant does it still count as exercise?
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Yeah of course it still does count! Just that it would be better if you did it continuously without stopping
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When I jump rope, I usually go from anywhere between 15 and 30 minutes. Several times during this routine, I lose rhythm, and have to start over. But, I keep my legs bouncing up and down the entire time. Normally within seconds I start swinging the rope again.

QUESTION:

In terms of how much time I actually exercised, does it still count as exercise as long as I keep my legs moving, or do I have to subtract all of the seconds that the rope wasn't moving?
I'm assuming you mean "does it count as cardio-vascular exercise" so the answer should please you: You are exercising as long as your heartbeat is elevated to a higher percentage than normal. Missing a couple of seconds to reset does not mean that the exercise is over and you have to start over.

That's why when you do intervals you may be putting in high amounts of effort for a minute and a half but for the minute you are "at rest" you are still benefiting from the exercise. A good 20 min sprint session can keep you exercising for 30 minutes as your metabolism and heart rate stay at an elevated level for long after you finish the session.
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I'm assuming you mean "does it count as cardio-vascular exercise" so the answer should please you: You are exercising as long as your heartbeat is elevated to a higher percentage than normal. Missing a couple of seconds to reset does not mean that the exercise is over and you have to start over.

That's why when you do intervals you may be putting in high amounts of effort for a minute and a half but for the minute you are "at rest" you are still benefiting from the exercise. A good 20 min sprint session can keep you exercising for 30 minutes as your metabolism and heart rate stay at an elevated level for long after you finish the session.
Yes that is what I meant. And thank you for the response.
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