Thursday, October 19, 2006

What kind of jump rope?

What kind of jump rope?
Jump Rope 101
by Lisa Shaffer, No Fear Fitness

There are many different ropes made from many different things, from leather to plastic beads. There are weighted ropes, speed ropes, beaded ropes and long handle ropes. I have used a beaded rope, weighted rope and speed rope. Personally, I like the speed rope. It has ball bearings in the handles for a very smooth and fast rotation. To start, an inexpensive beaded rope will be just fine.
Surface for jumping

A wooden deck is great because it has some “give” to help absorb shock. The next best thing is to jump on gym mats. The gym mats provide a hard even surface but it still has some give to it.