Jump Rope


The mention of a jump rope takes us back to our childhood days. Skipping has been a favorite pastime for children for several centuries. Skipping is also popularly known as jump roping or skipping rope. Jump rope refers to the game itself, as well as the rope used to facilitate jumping.

Nowadays, jump rope is not just a game for children, but is also used as an adult exercise to help fight heart disease and obesity. Exercising with a jump rope also helps control type II diabetes and osteoporosis whilst improving strength and vigor. Jump rope exercises need to be done while wearing comfortable aerobic shoes. In modern times one may select from strong fitness and exercise speed   ropes  with larger grips and  heavier  cords than the regular children’s jump  rope .

Some jump  ropes  are weighty or may have  heavy  handles. These ropes are usually awkward and unmanageable and not a popular choice. Selecting a lightweight rope with foam grips is advisable as this prevents the jump rope from slipping away even when the person’s palms get moist and sweaty.

Primary producers and manufacturers have adopted new techniques in creating superior beaded and speed style skipping ropes. New varieties include speed single jump ropes, long ropes and double ropes, which are available in a variety of style and color. Jump ropes may be used for school and club sport facilities, personal exercise use or for competitive sports events.

While selecting a jump rope, it is important to find one with the correct length. This differs from person to person. An effective method in choosing the right length is to fold it in half and check if the handles reach ones armpits from the ground. While jumping over the rope, it should brush the floor beneath your feet. If the cord doesn’t touch the floor, the rope is too short and if it hits the ground in front of ones feet, the rope is too long.


From heart patients to kids, a jump rope is bound to bring fun, excitement and exercise to all its users.

Source by Eddie Tobey


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