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Jumping Rope First Thing in the Morning

does the waiting one hour to squat spinal issue apply to jumping rope/calisthenics in the morning?

I’d be more concerned about the knees, quite frankly.
Waiting an hour for the joints to properly lubricate is a good idea, IMHO.
Depending on the surface you’re working on, rope skipping can be rough on your knees.

I’d be curious if the same limitation applies to kettlebell exercises.

[quote]shockwave843 wrote:
I’d be curious if the same limitation applies to kettlebell exercises. [/quote]

Talking about kettlebells, Pavel needs to be mentioned. Sorry about that.
Read his book, “Super Joints”, do it (often) and then do it before your kettlebell training. This just might buy you a lot of years of training by sparing your joints.

Bump. I’d be interested in some input on this. I have been thinking of doing some jump-rope’ing first thing in the morning, like right after rolling out of bed… nothing too intense or long. Like 10 mins, hit the shower, slam a shake, and make breakfast.

Do it. Stop if (when) you feel pain. That’s what I’d do.
All theory can only answer a question so far, you know.

I think once you’re mentally awake and aware enough to find the rope and actually jump over it, you’re probably good to go, at least for light/moderate session.