Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Jump Rope 101 - What size of jump rope

Jump Rope 101 - What size of jump rope
by Lisa Shaffer, No Fear Fitness

Are you ready to give it at try? Here’s how to get started.
What size jumpr rope do you need?

The jump ropes are sold in 1 foot increments starting at 8 feet going up to 11. The best way to gage whether a jump rope is the right size for you is to stand in the middle of a rope and pull the handles up. If the handles reach your armpits it is a good fit. If you are ordering a jump rope and don’t have access to it then a good rule of thumb is the following based on your height.

8 Ft. rope for up to 5’3” - 5’4”
9 Ft. rope for 5’4” - 5’10”
10 Ft. rope for 5’11 - 6’6”
11 Ft. rope for over 6’6”

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