HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SKIPPING ROPE?

The humble skipping rope isn’t just the stuff of yesteryear playgrounds, it’s an ultra-effective fitness accessory that can improve your endurance and lung capacity, help you tone up and keep you slim and trim. But how do you choose the right one from all the different options?

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DECATHLON's fitness brand offers useful suggestions for your practice.

What kind of skipping rope you’ll need will depend on your training goals, how often you’ll use it and how intensely you train.

WHICH TYPE OF TRAINING?

If you're just starting out training with a jump rope and only using it once or twice a week, opt for one with a low to moderate speed.

For more regular training (we’re talking two to four times a week), choose a rope with good rotation (with bearings) for a moderate to rapid speed.

For intense training (more than four times a week) and to add difficulty to your exercises, we suggest choosing a jump rope with weighted handles. This will allow you to do cardio and strength training at the same time.

ABRASION RESISTANCE

You should choose a skipping rope based on where you'll be using it. Depending on the floor surface, the degree of abrasion resistance will differ. This is especially important when training outside to ensure your skipping rope won't wear away too quickly due to repeated friction.

ALICE

Fitness Specialist

Place one foot in the middle of the rope and lift the handles upwards along the body. They should reach as high as your shoulder while you’re skipping.

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