Now that I run only on weekends, my jump rope has been a more constant companion, and my relationship to it has changed. It is now my primary form of exercise (along with isometric exercises) and I am happy to recommend it, especially to those who find it difficult to devote adequate time and effort to staying fit on a daily basis. I use two different kinds: a generic brand weighted-handle plastic cord jump rope, and an Everlast leather jump rope. I’ve found that they have different benefits.
A feature of the present invention is the provision in a jump rope having a pair of handles, of a cord extending between the handles and being extendable in length by centrifugal force being exerted on the cord when the handles are manipulated to swing the cord for jumping rope.
Teammate Kali Neumeister snakes her licorice cord jump rope likea Jackie Chan kung fu routine. Just when she seems hopelesslytangled, the cord magically uncoils from her body and she moves onto another move in her freestyle routine.