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Discussion in 'Techniques / Training' started by overhead_rhythm, Jul 1, 2004.

  1. overhead_rhythm

    overhead_rhythm Regular Member

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    How many times in a week and How long do we skipping to improve footwork?
     
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    skipping

    i usually skip about 40 minutes..and this is normal i think..some expert skip for around 1hour i think
     
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    Why don't you just do footwork drills or shadowing to improve footwork?
     
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    Skipping is only a part of a holistic training program for the hardcore badders.

     
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    skipping?! as in with a skipping rope?! how does that improve footwork?
     
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    u bend ur ankles and stuff...ur bending gets fast by time:rolleyes: then u can move faster...

    sorry its juss a lame benefit of skipping...cant think of any other now...late night it is.
    anyways.....can anyone tell me for how much time we should do that shadow drills thing...and also re explain it...and its benefits.
     
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    Skipping improves your foot quickness for pushing off the ground. Also, doing double skips and progressing on to triples improves your hang time. When you skip, be sure to touch your heels to the ground every 10 skips to help avoid straining your achilles tendon.

    Phil
     
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    if i am not mistaken, skipping does some work for the cardio..so it will improve stamina too.
     
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    yup. as well as wrist strength and agility.

    try to see if you can do up to 500 or even 1000. it is not easy.
     
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    tell me about it!
    Only once have I got to 200 before my timing goes and I land on the rope or something.
    I say rope, but I actually use clothes line. The plastic coated metal wire type.
     
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    500 or 1000???!!??

    Wow..!! we are talking major training here. i haven't actually trained for anything yet thou, but then last time i tried to skip, i was able to make it to a 150 or so before pains and tiredness caught up to me. :eek:

    gonna start skipping soon again thou...after a long stop, i begin now to wonder how many i can make before i rest. :D
     
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    Skipping makes you lighter on your feet so quicker around the court. And also it builds up your wrist strength. The far easterns do around 100 triples before a match for a warm up. I would never be able to do that, its unbelievable.
     
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    Can you explain about Footwork drill and shadowing? how to do it?
    SKIP FOR 500-1000??????????? don't you feel tired? especially when you have a match?
    about skipping, Usually how long it take us to see the improvement? a month?
     
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    The best rope to use is the cheap rubber ones, with the length from the ground up to your chest or neck when folded over.

    Once you get used to it, the timing is instinctive and you'll forget about it, and 500-1000 skips won't seem that much anymore.

    Some variations is to skip on one leg only and switch back and forth every ten skips. Another one (which takes some time to learn) is the running skip, where it looks like you run on the spot but you're skipping. I found this one hard to coordinate at first, the easiest thing to do is start out slow, and work your way faster. When doing normal 2-footed skips, try doing a double-skip every ten skips.

    Phil
     
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    Uh, sorry to ask this. But what is a double skip or a triple skip? :confused: :p
     
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    I think what they mean here is "Double Under" and "Triple Under"

    So instead of having the rope under ur feet only once a jump, but Twice a jump, or mayb even 3 times.
     
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    what kind of ground should u skip on? grass? cement? gym? grass is easier on ankles bt maybe it doesnt give u full benefits?
     
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    I would recommend skipping only on the kind of floor you play badminton on--especially wood. Cement floors can give you shin splints. Grass and dirt surfaces don't work well either.

    Rope skipping has been a standard part of badminton training for at least as long as I've been playing (30+ years). I routinely do 3000 single-leg single jumps without missing (yes, I actually count them), including moving forwards, backwards, sideways, but have never been able to do even the double jump. Neither can I bring the rope from the side, like some boxers do. Lots of endurance, but no spring.
     
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    what if wood is not availible as often as you need it? would grass be okay?
     
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    Very true.
    Sometimes I see people skipping when there is a badminton court free, and they say it is to "improve footwork" and "cardio exercise". However, skipping is only a general/Cross-training/secondary exercise for improving those things. Sport specific fitness training would likely yield much more applicable benefits.

    My motto : If there's a free court, use it!!
     

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