SO, YOU THINK YOU CAN SKIP?

by Brad Edwards August 24, 2020 2 min read

SO, YOU THINK YOU CAN SKIP?

Amid this COVID world we now find ourselves in, those in the beautiful city of Melbourne have been allowed ‘one hour’ only for their daily exercise. For some people, the thought of doing a workout for 60 minutes seems like a drain. For people like me however, the thought of even thinking about doing a workout for that long just as much of a strain. Well how about we all take a leaf out of the book of Rob Rijk.

This week, in preparation for our weekly ‘Record Report’, us at SportsPower Geelong headed to the Guinness Book of World Records in search for some funky records to help brighten up your isolation, when we came across Rob’s record. At age 61… Yes 61! Rob set himself the challenge of beating his own record of ‘Most skips over a rope in an hour’. Despite setting the record a mere four months earlier, Rob was determined to cement himself into the record books on November 3rd, 2019. And that he did. For 60 minutes, Rob pushed himself against pain, anguish and presumably some sore feet, to smash his previous record of 13,268 skips by a whopping 446 jumps of the rope, setting a new world record of 13,714 skips in an hour.

Based on this record, his average rates of skipping are as follows;

  • For every 30 minutes, Rob skips 6,857 times.
  • For every 15 minutes, Rob skips 3,428.5 times
  • For every 5 minutes, Rob skips 1,142.8 times
  • For every 2 minutes, Rob skips 457.13 times
  • For every 1 minute, Rob skips, 228.57 times
  • For every 30 seconds, Rob skips 114.29 times
  • For every 1 second, Rob skips 3.81 times.

Now, let’s put this into perspective.

In the time it would take you to listen to Aussie classic ‘The Horses’ by Daryl Braithwaite, Rob would skip 975 times. Bizarre!

Further, on average, during the time it would take you to watch an episode of the ‘The Office’, Rob would clear the skipping rope over 5,000 times.

But what to do with all this skipping information?

Time to challenge yourself.

You have the breakdown here so see if you can beat rob over the space of 30 seconds, 114 skips doesn’t seem too bad. Or go one step further and count yourself over a period of one minute… if a 61-year-old can do it for an hour, we can do it for a minute!

However, if for some crazy reason you feel like an hour just simply isn’t long enough, and you really want to push the capabilities of the human body, try and beat Hijiki Ikuyama’s record of ‘Most skips over a rope in 24 hours’. In 2017, the 36-year-old skipped rope an astounding 151,409 times in one day (Guinness World Records), beating the previous record of 151,036. That’s a lot of jumping. But maybe that might be a challenge for another day.

For today, just start small and build up. Rome wasn’t built in a day after all. Get your skipping rope from SportsPower Geelong today and start skipping. And who knows, the next copy of the Guinness World Records could have your name in it.



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