i did some rope jumping the other day for about 10 min and my calves where getting sore, and today they are really sore.
i know soreness is not any kind of indicator of the quality of a workout, but it got me thinking, with rope jumping your are systematically doing plyometrics for the calf muscles and when you land your landing with up to 6 times your body weight.
so isn't jumping rope a good way to exercise the calves? better than say a donkey calf rase or a standing calf rase? and i also mean from a functional prospective.