Monday, February 05, 2007

Skip to My Lou?

For my Monday post, I chose this skipping video. Now, say what you will about men in skipping competitions...but I think these guys are pretty cool...although slightly cheezy perhaps? I was at the gym today and there are 3 TVs in front of all the treadmills and ellipticals (usually all turned to soaps at that time of day). I was finding it hard to work up a sweat today, as I watched a national skipping competition. It was more of the athletic skipping...like how many rotations of the rope in a minute (so fast that you can't even see the rope!) and then a little freestyle and double dutch. It had the attention of quite a few people there! Now I'm feeling like I should go buy a skipping rope...but I'm thinking that my neighbours downstairs wouldn't quite appreciate it as much as me...

4 comments:

Des said...

Ya, I have seen stuff like that before, only in skipping competitions. I remember when we were kids, the girls in our class used to skip during recess, lunch, and on weekends. No wonder I was skinny!!! So last year I tried skipping again, and boy, it is not as easy as I remember. Maybe we should start a skipping club. It is fun when you do it as a group.

dags said...

woohoo! i'm up for a skipping club...meet at your house? haha! does anyone remember the bonnyville skipperoos?

shinbone #4 said...

Do you remember "Jump Rope For Heart" It was a skipping club in the 80's and they went round to schools teaching kids all sorts of trips. I remember wanting to BE them. I thought they were so cool! You're right though, it is much harder as an adult.

shinbone #4 said...

I meant tricks not trips :D OOPS