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A popular form of exercise and conditioning activity, especially among boxers. Although relatively easy to perform, rope skipping is probably too strenuous for most novice exercisers: the exercise intensity at 60–80 skips min−1 is approximately 9 metabolic equivalents (METs). This value exceeds the capacity of most sedentary individuals. Also, the exercise intensity of rope skipping is not easily graded: doubling the rate of skipping increases the energy requirement by only 2–3 METs.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.


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