How hard is it to jump rope?

wildflower

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Jump rope was the only reason I didn't flunk phys ed in high school. I was shit in a variety of other areas, including rope climbing, apparatus, wrestling, and a weekly Navy test that was a variety of activities.
My personal best was 210 in one minute and about 1000 in five minutes.

My phys ed teacher was old school, probably in Korea. When we graduated, I went to him to sign my yearbook, and he said 'whelp, Wildflower, you got any new muscles?' I said: one. Thinking I was cute. He took this as some kind of sick sexual code, wrote his name, and went into another room.
 
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I used to never be able to figure out why I would randomly screw up when I was young. It's because I lose consciousness for brief moments/less than a second, but those fractions of seconds count at speed. I was good at it, but it's frustrating to get caught up at random.
 

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Jump rope was the only reason I didn't flunk phys ed in high school. I was shit in a variety of other areas, including rope climbing, apparatus, wrestling, and a weekly Navy test that was a variety of activities.
My personal best was 210 in one minute and about 1000 in five minutes.

My phys ed teacher was old school, probably in Korea. When we graduated, I went to him to sign my yearbook, and he said 'whelp, Wildflower, you got any new muscles?' I said: one. Thinking I was cute. He took this as some kind of sick sexual code, wrote his name, and went into another room.
I loved the navy obstacle course in boot camp. I'd never tried an obstacle course before, but I ended up being pretty good at it. One of my best memories before I washed out due to weird health stuff.
 
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Jumping rope is simple. Even fast & fancy jump roping should be easy for a normal person. The only thing it's good for is revealing who amongst us are total dorks from those who aren't total dorks.
 

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