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 denotes the game itself, as well as the rope used to facilitate jumping.
Nowadays, jump rope is not only a game for children, but is also used as an adult exercise to help fight cardiovascular disease and obesity. Exercising with a jump rope helps control type II diabetes and osteoporosis whilst improving strength and vigor. Jump rope exercises will need to be done while wearing comfortable aerobic shoes. In modern times one may select from strong fitness and exercise speed ropes with bigger grips and heavier strings compared to the normal children’s jump rope. These ropes are usually awkward and unmanageable and not a popular option. Selecting a lightweight rope with foam grips is advisable as this prevents the jump rope from slipping away even when the individual’s palms get moist and sweaty.
Primary producers and manufacturers have adopted new methods in producing superior beaded and rate style skipping ropes. New varieties include rate single jump ropes, long ropes and double ropes, which can be found in a variety of style and color. Jump ropes may be used for school and club sport facilities, private exercise use or for competitive sports events.
When picking a jump rope, it’s important to find one with the right length. An effective method in deciding on the best length is to fold it in half and check if the grips 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 ground, the rope is too short and if it strikes the ground in front of ones feet, the rope is too long.
From heart patients to children, a jump rope is likely to bring fun, excitement and exercise to all its users.