Anybody kind enough to give me some advice about learning how to jump rope and do it with a putting more damage on my ankles and knees... First of all I am over weight with bad ankles and knees and was never good with jump ropes but I want to learn it in hope to be sexy again my son strongly suggested that I should not do jump ropes until I can lose more weight or it will damage my feet even more. He knows about my feet problem first hand because he was the one who cranked my knees and ankles and have seen me crawl up and down the stairs for weeks, lol! My legs were injured many times (worst parts are: left ankle's ball got a crack, both knees had water but are ok now... I hope) and they sometimes still hurts but I hope that I can still find a fix and if possible to strengthen the parts again. As of now I can't run but recently I have been walking for about an hour per day. Problem is that jumping may be more stressful to my feet but I have heard that using jump ropes can help reduce weight faster and may strengthen my legs (or may destroy it). Another thing is that I am badly flatfooted but my balance is quite excellent (I can stand stationary on MTBs and Trials motorcycles for long period of time) and was able to run long distance when I was younger (still can balance on trials motorcycles without problems though but can't run) Today I bought a jump rope and only tried a bit but had to stop because my left ankle got painful. A month ago I was 88.5 kgs (195 lbs) and was able to drop it to 84.9 kgs (187 lbs) and 9 days later I dropped to 82 kgs (180 lbs). I am only 168 cms (5.5 feet) and I still need to lose around 7 to 12 kgs to be in my proper body weight. By the way I am now on a strict low carb diet and regular soft exercise (walking 1 hour every day. Some push ups and sit ups but I often cheat). I will try to lose another 3 to 5 kgs next month if possible??? and is hoping to stick to a low carb diet for life if possible... Ketosis is awesome :lol2: My question is, will wrapping my ankles with tape or wearing tactical/jungle boots help relive the pain if I jump rope? How many kilos should I lose before I can safely learn how to jump rope? Is jumping rope good for weight loss. Never seen a fat guy do jump ropes and have only seen sexy guys like boxers and sexy MAist do it... Anybody here who may have been in the same boat as me? Many thanks!