I’m back…

By Toni
@toniganzon (64458)
Philippines
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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@RebeccasFarm (43126)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
14 Sep
I hope you get a better mat then Toni. I really hope the pain will not hurt you.
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@toniganzon (64458)
• Philippines
14 Sep
This one is really cheap. Less than $8 but the good ones i want to get are in the prince range o $80-$90.
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
14 Sep
@toniganzon Yes maybe better quality will help Toni
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@toniganzon (64458)
• Philippines
15 Sep
As to the thickness, it’s ok. But it does’t lay as flat as the expensive ones. @RebeccasFarm
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@DianneN (236072)
• United States
14 Sep
What happened to your shin? Sorry, I haven’t been around much lately.
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@toniganzon (64458)
• Philippines
14 Sep
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.
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@DianneN (236072)
• United States
14 Sep
@toniganzon Oh, ouch! Those hurt so much. Lesson learned.
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@toniganzon (64458)
• Philippines
15 Sep
Right. I stopped jumping when i noticed a slight pain already. So it isn’t really that painful. @DianneN
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@rakski (99252)
• Philippines
14 Sep
what happen to your shin?
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@toniganzon (64458)
• Philippines
14 Sep
shin splints.
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@rakski (99252)
• Philippines
15 Sep
@toniganzon oh okay. I hope it is much better now
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@kaylachan (25409)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
14 Sep
Good luck with the jump rope thing.
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@moffittjc (100239)
• Gainesville, Florida
15 Sep
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.
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@toniganzon (64458)
• Philippines
16 Sep
Yoga mat is not advisable. This is ok for now. It lessens the impact. What i find annoying with this mat is it’s too short and when the rope hits the edge of the mat it disrupts my jumping.
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@moffittjc (100239)
• Gainesville, Florida
17 Sep
@toniganzon I never thought about that. It would get very annoying having the rope hit the mat every time.
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@toniganzon (64458)
• Philippines
17 Sep
Right. I saw a circular one being used but it’s big. And i think i should get hat one. I have no issue with the thickness os this one. It’s great for jumping except for the length. @moffittjc
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@LadyDuck (355227)
• Switzerland
14 Sep
I think that a circular mat (or square) is surely better for jumping rope. Be careful and take care.
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@toniganzon (64458)
• Philippines
15 Sep
Thank you. I am trying to slow it down. Will do it three times a week only.
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@LadyDuck (355227)
• Switzerland
15 Sep
@toniganzon I am cleaning up the basement, I do not know how many steps up and down I made yesterday. My legs hurt today.
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@toniganzon (64458)
• Philippines
16 Sep
I’m sorry. I do climb and up the stairs several times a day. @LadyDuck
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@moonandstars (54746)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
15 Sep
that's good. i can't jump. i put a new floor and jumping is not advised
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@toniganzon (64458)
• Philippines
16 Sep
Jump rope can be done outdoors.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
17 Sep
@toniganzon i know but, i'm shy. if i had backyard, that would be a different story
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@toniganzon (64458)
• Philippines
20 Sep
You can do it in the evening when no one’s around. @moonandstars
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@antonbunot (11124)
• Calgary, Alberta
16 Sep
I dont rope-jumping; but I should do it, too. I work out for half an hour, 5 days a week to stay physically-n-mentally healthy by lifting weights and push-ups.
@toniganzon (64458)
• Philippines
16 Sep
Lifting weight is something that i don’t enjoy. But I’m having fun at jump rope. Glad to see you here again Julio. Hope everything’s fine on your end.
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@antonbunot (11124)
• Calgary, Alberta
22 Sep
I am trying hard to cope with our current problem. It’s hard.. but I do my best to stay healthy by working out regularly and to avoid stress… how about you, Toni? Business going good?
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@toniganzon (64458)
• Philippines
22 Sep
@antonbunot it is doing well and good. Entered a new venture again this year and so far it's doing so well. You're a strong person. Stay healthy.
@Mytriii (58)
• Ujung Pandang, Indonesia
16 Sep
When I was little I just played jump rope as entertainment with friends, as an adult I didn't pay much attention to it anymore, but after reading this post, I'm interested in going back to jumping rope.
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@toniganzon (64458)
• Philippines
16 Sep
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.
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• Ujung Pandang, Indonesia
17 Sep
@toniganzon I just found out about it, thanks for the explanation, next time I'll try it properly :)
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@andreea_v (168)
15 Sep
I hope you are not in too much pain! Jumping the rope is a nice activity, I wish I could practice it :( But indoors i can't without disturbing the neighbors.. Maybe I will try it in the summer time outside in a parc.
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@toniganzon (64458)
• Philippines
16 Sep
Jump rope can be done indoors and it doesn’t make noise. That’s the convenience of a jump rope it can be done anywhere and everywhere.
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17 Sep
@toniganzon I'll try it then and see :)
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@CarolDM (153685)
• United States
14 Sep
Good for you. Please be careful. I hope you find a safer mat.
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@toniganzon (64458)
• Philippines
14 Sep
it's safe but It keeps curling up on the edges. But for jumping, it's really good coz it's thick. it did feel good jumping on it.
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@CarolDM (153685)
• United States
15 Sep
@toniganzon Sounds great.
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15 Sep
I found tiger balm is really good for this
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@toniganzon (64458)
• Philippines
16 Sep
I make my own non toxic completely plant based muscle pain reliever.
@JESSY3236 (14989)
• United States
14 Sep
glad you are back to skipping rope. Yesterday I walked with my great-aunt. But I didn't go walking today. I may tomorrow.
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@toniganzon (64458)
• Philippines
14 Sep
Thank you. I will only jump rope three times a week only and just for 5 minutes for the first two weeks and see how it goes.
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@LindaOHio (75004)
• United States
14 Sep
Just make sure not to overdo it and injure your shins again.
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@toniganzon (64458)
• Philippines
14 Sep
I'm very careful with that now.
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18 Sep
Keep exercise...it's good for your health
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@sjvg1976 (29095)
• Delhi, India
15 Sep
Good to know that you have started jumping again.
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@allen0187 (53642)
• Philippines
14 Sep
Use the foam roller on your thighs and calf muscles as well.
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@maratai (5693)
• Indonesia
14 Sep
Hope your pain goes away soon and your feet recover
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@Dreamerby (1399)
14 Sep
I really hate to exercise, you know
@toniganzon (64458)
• Philippines
15 Sep
I don’t know.
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