September 13, 2021 7:45pm CST
Yes i am back to jumping! Currently icing my shin as I Mylot. Just finished my 5 minute jump rope. It’s an interval by the way. 30 minute jump, 30 minutes rest as advised by experts in getting back to jump rope after an injury. I feel good because now I have a jump rope and i know what to do right after. To those who aren’t familiar with the purple tube in the photo, that’s a roller foam. I use it to roll on my shin to stretch the muscles. It helps a lot with the pain too. As to the skipping mat, i won’t recommend it. It’s the first time i used it today after it arrived two or three weeks ago. Now i tested it, i won’t recommend it. I might buy a circular mat or a square mat for skipping rope next time.
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Shin splints due to overusing. I enjoyed jumping too much that i overdid it. Beginners are suppose to start slow at 5 minutes three times a week. I enjoyed jumping too much that would jump daily and two times a day for 10 minutes. I was also not using a jumping mat which was a terrible mistake.
• Gainesville, Florida
Do you have a yoga mat that you could substitute for that mat? Or any type of foam mat in your house? The surface you are jumping on can make a big difference in the stress that is placed on your legs, knees and shins.
Skipping rope as a kid is totally different in skipping rope as an adult. When i was a kid i enjoyed it a lot but i realized now i was doing it the wrong way back then. The jump shouldn’t be too high just an inch. And it’s the wrist that should only be moving and not the whole arm and there’s a proper sizing of the rope.