Originally Posted by ShootBoxer
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:
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
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.