Before getting into the tips, I’ve used many different types of jump ropes ranging from wooden handles with a leather rope, plastic handle with lightweight cotton , but I prefer rubber jump ropes with unweighted handles and a ball and socket inside. The Valeo jump rope is my favorite and retails for only $10.
When you grab a jump rope for the first time as an adult, the silly rhymes you used to recite while skipping with your friends can come flooding back to you. But as much as you might enjoy the trip down memory lane, save the nostalgia for after your workout. Whether you use a standard jump rope or a jump rope with weighted handles, you'll be working so hard that you won't have a chance to sing.
Keep in mind details that ensure you'll make the most of your jump rope. Contoured rubber handles provide grip and comfort with each use, while precision ball bearings create efficiency with each motion. Select between all-purpose jump ropes, speed jump ropes designed for a quick rotation and fast movements, or weight jump ropes built with weighted handle to challenge your upper body. Customize your workout with a weighted jump rope that comes with removable weights.