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Discussion: 3 min challenge

in: tinytoes; tinytoes > 2017-02-20

Feb 19, 2017 11:57 PM # 
What does that involve??
Feb 20, 2017 10:32 AM # 
20-16-10 ladder of Star Jumps, Squat Jumps, High Kneed running plus lap of grass which is about 250m. Some made it in 2:45 for which they were suitably rewarded (not).
Nothing very exciting - but I'm just pleased I'm getting reasonably close given where the class is aimed for (not my age or flexibility level)
Feb 21, 2017 12:53 AM # 
Thats mental!
Feb 21, 2017 11:24 AM # 
What has been interesting is that over the past year I have learned to jump again. I used to jump as a trampolinist would - one foot slightly behind the other (like stamping your foot). That was just my sporting background - not jumping but "leaping" - netball and athletics mostly. I've had to unlearn that and now I can jump 2 footed - and am learning to tuck jump. When I started somewhere I saw the title - White men can't jump. I nodded in quiet agreement.
Feb 22, 2017 4:32 AM # 
I'm impressed as I an completely stuck to the ground. There's no spring in these legs. (Compared with my friend Ian who, in rogaines, leaps over fences in a single bound and then wonders why I'm not following). Another Victorian orienteer, Simon, used to be a professional ballet dancer and is incredibly flexible - getting over and under things as though they are not even there.
Feb 22, 2017 4:48 AM # 
I finally bought a skipping rope. Today I managed 20 jumps before I tripped over it. Then I had to sit down and catch my breath.
Feb 22, 2017 9:57 AM # 
PrueD - I can jump much higher when I do the "offset" jumping method. About twice as high as "two footed". My real aim is to be able to do a box jump - the box is about 40cm high. Realistically I think it is all in my head.
Jenny - the real trick with skipping is to get the rope at the exactly correct length. It makes sooo much difference.

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