General Discussion: The Running Thread


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guffer
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8474 posts since 28/5/04

4 Mar 2008 15:36
Rirawin wrote: I wanted to take up skipping a while back but was worried about the impact of jumping on a hard surface repeatedly.

Cry Laughing out loud
robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

4 Mar 2008 15:50
Jumping on a hard surface repeatedly? Not disimilar to jumping one foot after the other on a hard surface, i.e. running
staygold
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4996 posts since 21/11/05

4 Mar 2008 15:53
Rirawin wrote: You do it on grass on concrete? I wanted to take up skipping a while back but was worried about the impact of jumping on a hard surface repeatedly.
On concrete, like Famez said I don't think grass would be ideal for building up speed etc I do get what you mean though, the impact on your knees of repeatedly jumping up and down can't be great but I did read that it's not as bad as running can be
aitch
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8923 posts since 19/8/07

4 Mar 2008 15:57
How long do you do it for?
Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

4 Mar 2008 15:58
inxdecline wrote:
Rirawin wrote: You do it on grass on concrete? I wanted to take up skipping a while back but was worried about the impact of jumping on a hard surface repeatedly.
On concrete, like Famez said I don't think grass would be ideal for building up speed etc I do get what you mean though, the impact on your knees of repeatedly jumping up and down can't be great but I did read that it's not as bad as running can be

somebody should tell those boxer blokes. they could end up hurting themselves with that shit!
Commander_Venus
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8620 posts since 16/7/06

4 Mar 2008 15:58
robii wrote: Jumping on a hard surface repeatedly? Not disimilar to jumping one foot after the other on a hard surface, i.e. running

Pretty much, I cant run (or skip)either. If I want to do any cardio I have to exercise bike, which is boring as fuk.
Rirawin
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9235 posts since 17/7/05

4 Mar 2008 16:03
Don't know what you guys are laughing at Sticking out tongue , was a serious question! As robii pointed out, it's almost like running on concrete… which in the long term isn't good for your ankles. As for boxers, don't they do it in the ring or on a wooden floor? both surfaces would lessen the impact compared to say concrete…
staygold
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4996 posts since 21/11/05

4 Mar 2008 16:08
Haydn wrote: How long do you do it for?
Only just started doing it, about 20 minutes/half hour

@ Guido I never said I was concerned about doing it on concrete and boxers at a boxing club would surely do it on a gym floor?
Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

4 Mar 2008 16:19
I was just finding it amusing you guys really think you're going to become champion skippers or something to the extent it will damage your legs Laughing out loud The human body is pretty well designed to deal with most things. unless you're going to hammer it which I seriously doubt any of you are it's all just bollox talk Eye-wink

The boxer comment ws more in jest as I think they have other things to worry about rather than what surface they skip up and down on.
dan-tours-velos
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3544 posts since 26/8/06

4 Mar 2008 16:24
all the gear, no idea
staygold
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4996 posts since 21/11/05

4 Mar 2008 16:49
Guido wrote: I was just finding it amusing you guys really think you're going to become champion skippers or something to the extent it will damage your legs Laughing out loud The human body is pretty well designed to deal with most things. unless you're going to hammer it which I seriously doubt any of you are it's all just bollox talk Eye-wink

The boxer comment ws more in jest as I think they have other things to worry about rather than what surface they skip up and down on.
Who said anyhting about becoming a championship skipper? Do people buy good running shoes because they think they're going to run a marathon? Don't see how it's bollocks talk
Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

4 Mar 2008 16:56
Discussing where best to skip for fear of injury (while been highly amusing) suggests these people are going to be taking this seriously… as somebody would if they were going to take up running a marathon or something. I mean all you do is buy some trainers that are suitable for your running style and get on with it. The fact is most people over think these things giving themselves and excuse not to do something. It's all pissing in the wind as I see it.
mc_blue
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7612 posts since 27/5/03

4 Mar 2008 17:46
guffer wrote:
Rirawin wrote: I wanted to take up skipping a while back but was worried about the impact of jumping on a hard surface repeatedly.

Cry Laughing out loud

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Goldie
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4620 posts since 17/10/07

4 Mar 2008 18:20
In terms of exercise - Swimming > Cycling > Running

What cardio exercise would be best for building upper body?
MrPlatinum
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8939 posts since 24/2/04

4 Mar 2008 18:22
Was this is your Maths GCSE exam?
aitch
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8923 posts since 19/8/07

4 Mar 2008 18:26
Swimming surely? None of the others really work out the upper body.
dan-tours-velos
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3544 posts since 26/8/06

4 Mar 2008 18:32
Goldie wrote: In terms of exercise - Swimming > Cycling > Running

What cardio exercise would be best for building upper body?

free weights, cardio is endurance
LJ
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409 posts since 25/7/06

4 Mar 2008 18:33
Anyone row? I've found that has been pretty effective at keeping fit whilst toning back/arms/shoulders/legs.
dan-tours-velos
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3544 posts since 26/8/06

4 Mar 2008 18:35
all the time with the missus
stoney
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17412 posts since 22/1/05

5 Mar 2008 08:21
running is boring, my legs get proper fucked at the 15 miles stage now, my joints have taken some hammer, i wear ankle supports on my long runs and i take supplements for my joints, i also tape up my nipples (no homo)