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Old 01-05-2007, 11:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there an inner circle here?

I'm pretty new to the forum and it seems like there are a few guys here who know their shit and I have tried seeking them out to no avail.

I posted a thread concerning ankle problems in relation to rope skipping and asked what I could do to remedy it and I have gotten ZERO responses.

So I was wondering 2 things.

1.Does this site suffer from the "clique" syndrome where the majority of posters know and exchange training info with each other while snubbing others? Does one have to be a part of the "clique" to receive answers?

2.Or is this a site of down to earth fighters who are willing to share their training knowledge with the lowly guys like me?

I'll repost my question here from my original thread and leave it to the mods to delete the original so as not to tie up the board. Alright here goes:

What are good shoes to skip rope in? My ankles swell sometimes after a session. And since starting my original thread I NOW get a mild case of shin splints.

If anyone can help? It'd be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 01-05-2007, 11:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm pretty new to the forum and it seems like there are a few guys here who know their shit and I have tried seeking them out to no avail.

I posted a thread concerning ankle problems in relation to rope skipping and asked what I could do to remedy it and I have gotten ZERO responses.

So I was wondering 2 things.

1.Does this site suffer from the "clique" syndrome where the majority of posters know and exchange training info with each other while snubbing others? Does one have to be a part of the "clique" to receive answers?

2.Or is this a site of down to earth fighters who are willing to share their training knowledge with the lowly guys like me?

I'll repost my question here from my original thread and leave it to the mods to delete the original so as not to tie up the board. Alright here goes:

What are good shoes to skip rope in? My ankles swell sometimes after a session. And since starting my original thread I NOW get a mild case of shin splints.

If anyone can help? It'd be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Don't think there's an inner circle. I thought someone else could help you out better than me as I haven't jumped rope that much. But if no one else is going to help, here are my thoughts.

Jumping rope puts a lot of pressure on your ankles, shins and knees. Probably it isn't for everyone. But, anyway...

I am not sure about the kind of shoe you should wear. If you have a lot of problems with injuries from running and jumping there are specialty sports shoe makers who will custom make some for you. These will help to give your feet support in the right places. They are a bit expensive though- when I was looking at having a pair made it was going to be a hundred and fifty pounds (300 dollars). But that was a while ago.

Check out the surface that you are jumping on- plain concrete is not the best, nice and sturdy floorboards would probably be ideal- they have loads of give.

If you are getting shin splints then you need to use the 'partial rest' method to recover. First, stop the activity that caused the problem and start doing other cardio to compensate (look for exercises like swimming and the cross-training machine that stress the joints). At the same time, build up your calf muscles- strong calf muscles help to correct mechanical imbalances and weaknesses that contributes to shin splints. You can also go see your doctor and get some anti-inflammatries. After a 2-3 of weeks you can gradually start jumping and running- start from 50% of the level that you did before and work up gradually. See here:

Shin Splints


Also, work on your core strength. Amongst other things, your core is a stabilizer and shock absorber. When you have a weak core it ofen manifests in persistent nagging injuries elsewhere in the body. Get one of the those 'stabilizer' balls, or take yoga classes. See here:

Core Strength Stability Training

It's possible that if you use the partial rest method and in the meantime build uo your calves and core, you won't need the expensive shoes.

Good luck.
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Old 01-06-2007, 01:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The rope is probably one of the most important pieces of equipment I have essential to developing my fighting style. It targets balance, coordination, endurance strength in your legs and stamina.

I fight shifting on my toes and if you ever wonder why some fighters are lighter and quicker on their feet....rope skipping is why. (i.e. Anderson Silva)

BTW, I conducted a late night session around 10 PM last night, woke up with no swelling and conducted a morning session at 8 AM. It's now bedtime and I have no problems.

I skip on a padded surface so I think it may be the shoes I'm using. I'm going to try some cross trainers for better arch and ankle support but thought I'd ask first to draw from a variety of fighters who train and can offer a wealth of experience.
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Old 01-06-2007, 02:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm pretty new to the forum and it seems like there are a few guys here who know their shit and I have tried seeking them out to no avail.

I posted a thread concerning ankle problems in relation to rope skipping and asked what I could do to remedy it and I have gotten ZERO responses.

So I was wondering 2 things.

1.Does this site suffer from the "clique" syndrome where the majority of posters know and exchange training info with each other while snubbing others? Does one have to be a part of the "clique" to receive answers?

2.Or is this a site of down to earth fighters who are willing to share their training knowledge with the lowly guys like me?

I'll repost my question here from my original thread and leave it to the mods to delete the original so as not to tie up the board. Alright here goes:

What are good shoes to skip rope in? My ankles swell sometimes after a session. And since starting my original thread I NOW get a mild case of shin splints.

If anyone can help? It'd be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
1) No.
2) Maybe.

I think the biggest obstacle that you are running into is that our site is still small (relatively speaking) to others. Some of the guys who "know their shit" aren't always on. Sometimes the board can change a lot when they do get on, and your topic may be buried way back in the pages. In which case, they may not see your initial topic.

But if there is someone in particular that you want to get a hold of, PM them. When they log in, they'll see your message and (hopefully) reply back. Personally, I've replied to all the PM's I've received, so keep that in mind.

The other thing to consider, because I will openly admit to this, is that sometimes we don't reply because we're not completely familiar with the subject. Your question is a good example of this, I'm not familiar with ankle injuries, neither am I a doctor. In fact the only other thing I would suggest is maybe investing in some ankle supports.

Sorry if that's not too useful. But I am being honest.
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Old 01-06-2007, 02:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm pretty new to the forum and it seems like there are a few guys here who know their shit and I have tried seeking them out to no avail.

I posted a thread concerning ankle problems in relation to rope skipping and asked what I could do to remedy it and I have gotten ZERO responses.

So I was wondering 2 things.

1.Does this site suffer from the "clique" syndrome where the majority of posters know and exchange training info with each other while snubbing others? Does one have to be a part of the "clique" to receive answers?

2.Or is this a site of down to earth fighters who are willing to share their training knowledge with the lowly guys like me?

I'll repost my question here from my original thread and leave it to the mods to delete the original so as not to tie up the board. Alright here goes:

What are good shoes to skip rope in? My ankles swell sometimes after a session. And since starting my original thread I NOW get a mild case of shin splints.

If anyone can help? It'd be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

I think answer 2 is more true than one in most cases. some people might have just no seen the the post I cant imagen every one in the forum not careing I never saw it though but I would be happy to answere any question any one has.
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Old 01-06-2007, 03:16 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Onganju and American fighter, thanks to you both. I will keep the pm option in mind. Never used it before. I will now though.
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