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everything you want to know about jump rope

to start your journey

Probably

everything you want to know about jump rope

to start your journey
You want to jump rope? Great!

What kind of rope you need?

If you haven’t jumped since childhood, or at all, any rope is ok until you figure out if you like it and if it is good for you.

Experts say it’s important to have a good rope from the start as it can halp you avoid some mistakes.

I recommend you to start with any rope comes in hand. Before investing in gear (rope, mat) make sure this sport is ok for you. If you experience any pains, besides muscle soreness, stop jumping and see a doctor. Some health problems may be aggraved if you continue to jump.

If afer a few days of skipping you don’t have any pains, you can move forward and buy the right equipment.

Lenght

How to choose the lenght of the rope?

The length of the rope depends on the type of training and jumping technique, but it has a direct impact on your posture and safety. If it is too long, it will hit the ground in front of you, and you may trip. If it is too short, you will have to jump higher; it may not hit the ground, but it can strike your toes, leading to a potential fall.

Concerning the type of training and jumping technique, a longer rope will elevate your arms, engaging your shoulders in rotating the rope – a preference among boxers. On the other hand, when the rope is shorter, it forces you to keep your arms close to your body, recommended for efficient training, choreography, and speed.

To measure your rope, step with one foot in the middle, keep your feet closer, and pull up the handles.

If you’re a beginner, the rope should reach somewhere between your armpit and lower chest.

As your form improves, you can decide if you want to go down in size based on your goals and type of training.

 

Arm placement and posture

How to kick off your jump rope journey?

Let’s revisit the critical interplay between rope length, jumping technique, and training type.

Posture and arm placement take center stage in safeguarding your joints and ligaments, crucial for injury prevention. Keep your arms close to the body, hands at hip height, elbows tucked, and joints aligned. The rotation of the rope should engage your joints to generate momentum and ensure maximum efficiency.

Distance matters – keeping your arms away from the body shortens the rope and hinders rotation speed. Optimal jumping involves hovering just a few centimeters above the ground, allowing the rope to glide through effortlessly. Land on the balls of your feet, maintaining a slight bend in your knees to prevent potential injuries.

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Benefits of jumping rope

Skipping isn’t just a workout; it’s a full-body experience that enhances cardio, strengthens muscles and bones, all while improving coordination.

Beyond the physical gains, jumping rope plays a crucial role in cognitive development. The rhythmic nature and body awareness required create a harmonious blend, fostering not only a fit physique but also a sharp mind.

Fitness

Benefits of jumping rope

Skipping isn’t just a workout; it’s a full-body experience that enhances cardio, strengthens muscles and bones, all while improving coordination.

Beyond the physical gains, jumping rope plays a crucial role in cognitive development. The rhythmic nature and body awareness required create a harmonious blend, fostering not only a fit physique but also a sharp mind.

Benefits of jumping rope

Skipping isn’t just a workout; it’s a full-body experience that enhances cardio, strengthens muscles and bones, all while improving coordination.

Beyond the physical gains, jumping rope plays a crucial role in cognitive development. The rhythmic nature and body awareness required create a harmonious blend, fostering not only a fit physique but also a sharp mind.

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How to choose your rope

Most common rope types

Beaded ropes are excellent for learning tricks such as releases, as they are heavier, maintain their form, and provide great feedback, making skills easier to learn. 

PVC ropes are suitable for cardio fitness and footwork. Their smooth surface and flexibility enable fluid transitions between jumps, making them perfect for improving agility, coordination, and overall cardiovascular endurance. 

Speed ropes consist of a thin steel wire coated in PVC or nylon, making them ideal for cross-training and double unders. Be cautious as they can cause skin irritation; therefore, they are recommended for experienced jumpers.

Weighted ropes are designed to intensify jump rope workouts by adding resistance, leading to enhanced upper body strength, increased calorie burn, improved cardiovascular fitness, refined coordination, and the ability to progress in difficulty, catering to individuals of all fitness levels and goals.

With their flexibility and ease of manipulation, flow ropes enable practitioners to create mesmerizing visual displays and explore creative movement patterns. Whether spinning, twirling, or weaving through the air, flow ropes offer a dynamic way to express oneself through movement.

Regarding handles, one can choose between short, long, or ball bearings. 

Short handle ropes are the most common, usable in almost any training, and are good for releases and footwork. 

Long handle ropes are excellent for learning crossovers and EB.

Wired ropes suitable for speed and are often recommended for advanced athletes, especially those who engage in activities like double unders, triples, or even quad jumps. The ball-bearing mechanism in the handles allows for smooth rotation and minimal friction, making it easier to achieve higher speeds and maintain rhythm during fast-paced movements.

Tricktionary

Jumps and tricks

Once you can do simple jumps with ease and good form, you can move forward in learning various skills.

Here you have a video with 20 beginer to intermediate skills. I found it very useful when I started jumping.

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Who am I?

HI! I'm Cora

Over two decades of sidelining sports, with only occasional enjoyment from hikes and fitness classes. Cardio was never my thing—I actively avoided it.

What started as a simple cardio exercise blossomed into a journey of tricks and combos, coloring my life with vibrant strokes of positivity. Anxiety has faded, and self-esteem has soared. Jumping rope—a game-changer in my life’s narrative.

Dancing with the rope

How I learn complex combos (routines)

By combining various types of jumps and tricks, choreographies (routines/combos) can be formed.

When creating my own routine or replicating one I’ve seen in someone else, I follow these steps:

  • break down skills and practice each without the rope.
  • Execute the routine without the rope.
  • Master the entire routine with the rope at my own pace.
  • Immediately after the training, I relax for a few minutes and practice visualizing the workout.
  • Reflect and absorb.
  • Combine visual and mental training while increasing the speed of execution.

Mental training and visualization can enhance learning, considering the following:

  • It is effective in speeding up learning and stabilizing that learning over time.
  • It requires you to already have some proficiency in the skill.
  • It cannot replace the execution of real-world cognitive or motor tasks you want to learn.
  • It needs to be brief (15-20 sec), simple, and repeated. Complex motor sequences take longer to perform (just like it would in the real world).
Real-world training is better than mental training but mental training is better than no training. Perform mental training and real-world training in combination to augment real-world training and improve speed, accuracy, and consistency. If you want to learn more about how to improve learning through visualization and mental training, listen to Huberman Lab Podcast

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