"Jumping Rope the Second Time Around" is the first book written on the backward twirling style of jump roping. The book was written primarily for a busy adult audience looking for an inexpensive easy to learn and fun alternative exercise program that could be done just about anywhere and at anytime. Unlike jump roping books currently available and targeting the adult audience, "Jumping Rope the Second Time Around" demonstrates how the backward twirling and multidirectional movement techniques are safer for an older audience especially for those who have suffered from repetitive stress injuries to their wrists, or have concerns about stress and impact on their ankles, knees, and lower back. The book also demonstrates how one is able to condition all of the major muscle groups of the upper and lower body by doing exercises such as "biceps curls", "rowing", and "rope walking" - all of which are techniques using the jump rope as the only piece of exercise equipment needed.
To date, all of the books and videos on jump roping for adults teach the same technique used to teach children. Often times little consideration is given to the fact that using a "childhood" technique can be injurious to an adult body which undoubtedly has gone through many physical changes over the years. Briefly, forward twirling and stationary jumping creates premature muscle fatigue as well as impact and stress to the ankles, knees, and lower back. The backward twirling and multidirectional movement techniques virtually eliminate stress to these parts of the body.
Not only does "Jumping Rope the Second Time Around" provide the reader with a safer and more efficient workout, it is also in a user friendly format. It provides the reader with tips on stretching and on ways to reduce stress at work and at home; it provides travel tips for working out while on business travel or vacation, and it contains a letter of commitment, and several workout charts which are duplicated and perforated for easy removal. Perhaps one the most unique features of the book is that it is only 9" x 4" (approximately the size of any airline ticket jacket)and is spiral bound. Thus, the book is just as portable as the jump rope itself. Another feature included in the book are inspirational/motivational quotes from notable people such as Oliver Wendell Holmes, John F. Kennedy, Mohandas Ghandi, Vince Lombardi, and Muhammed Ali.
Without any tricks or gimmicks, "Jumping Rope the Second Time Around" provides the reader with a new look at an old pastime activity.
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Carlos Coffman started jump roping at the age of 27 after injuring his knee during a routine mid distance run. At the suggestion of a friend he adopted and perfected the backward twirling and multidirectional movement techniques. What initially began as a personal challenge to overcome an injury and remain fit, gave way to the modernization of traditional jump roping into a total body conditioning program. In "Jumping Rope the Second Time Around" he combines an old childhood toy with a modern day approach to physical fitness that can be enjoyed by just about anyone.
Mr. Coffman has jump roped in several marathons including the Marine Corps, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Motorola marathons as well as countless half marathons, ten-milers, and 10K races throughout the country.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
From Introduction: Unlike the traditional forward twirling of the rope, Innovative Roping employs solely the backward twirling motion. Why? First, the backward twirling motion is less stressful on the body. The upper body automatically assumes a naturally relaxed posture by positioning the upper body weight behind the knees as opposed to over the knees when twirling forward. This virtually eliminates the harsh impact of the jump on the ankles, knees and lower back. Second, the backward twirling motion allows the jumper to move in different directions and simulate various sport specific movements as opposed to primarily jumping in place, which can become boring. Finally, twirling the rope backwards permits you to safely condition all major muscle groups of the body.
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Book Description Coffman Consultants Group, 1998. Spiral-bound. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX096658970X
Book Description Coffman Consultants Group, 1998. Spiral-bound. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 60 pages. 8.80x4.40x0.30 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 096658970X
Book Description Coffman Consultants Group, 1998. Spiral-bound. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11096658970X